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These Work-Perfect Bags Are Loved by Amazon Customers—and They're All on Sale for $40 or Less

They’ll fit your essentials and feel comfortable on your shoulder.
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There are a handful of things you need for an enjoyable work commute, among them comfortable shoes, a nice pair of headphones, and a good read. But most importantly, you'll want a work bag that can carry everything you need—preferably a lightweight one that doesn't break your back while you hold it. 

Work bags tend to house things not just related to work, such as your laptop, but also the essentials you rely on to get you through the day, like reusable water bottles, phone chargers, and and the ever-important tube of lip balm. Tote bags and sachets you can throw over your shoulder make good commute bags, as the roomy styles allow for easy access to essentials and don't add much more weight to what you're already carrying.

Amazon has more than 20,000 work bags for women, and so many of them are on sale—including the seven customer-loved handbags highlighted below. They all are tote-style bags designed with commuting in mind, meaning they have multiple compartments, supportive handles, and space to fit your work essentials. Some come with multiple pieces, which makes organization a breeze, and some are even reversible, so they're like two bags in one.

Whether you're looking for a basic tote that works with your work outfits or something bold that makes a statement, read on for seven work-perfect bags on sale at Amazon right now—prices start at just $20.

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Overbrooke Reversible Tote Bag With Wristlet

$35 (was $55), amazon.com

You read that right—this commuter bag is reversible, switching between black and light brown. So for just $35, you get two bags in one. It's made from a sturdy and water-resistant vegan leather, has thick shoulder straps and a magnetic closure, and comes with a matching pouch. Amazon shoppers are calling this tote the "perfect do all" bag. "I am in healthcare and use it to carry my freezable lunch bag, 40 oz. Hydro Flask, change of clothes for when my shift is over…  and there is still room in the main compartment for extras," one customer wrote. They also complimented the durable straps.

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Scarleton Large Reversible Faux Leather Tote Bag

$35 (was $50), amazon.com

Another reversible option that's on sale for $35, the Scarleton bag comes in a wide array of solid color combinations, plus a few fun patterns like the leopard shown here. It's made of premium vegan leather and has a sturdy base, plus a small zipper pouch to secure important items. Amazon shoppers are thoroughly impressed with the material: "I wasn't sure when I read 'high quality synthetic vegan leather,' but let me assure you—it is wonderful," one customer said in a review. "Every part of the bag looks and feels like soft leather."

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Aleah Wear Shoulder Bag

$22 (was $26), amazon.com

With over 3,000 five-star ratings, this Amazon work bag is "definitely worth the money," shoppers say. The large tote has two main compartments and a small zipper pocket for smaller items, and the water-resistant exterior means it's ready to commute with you on rainy or snowy days. One shopper said they used this bag every day for five years before they had to get another—and they reordered the same style because they liked it so much.

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YTL 4-Piece Handbag Set

$40 (was $57), amazon.com

Coming in more than 30 colors and patterns (from a smooth leather-like black to a textured geometric rainbow), this tote bag is an elegant choice if you need something a little more polished. It's made with a synthetic vegan leather exterior and has durable gold hardware, and it'll stand up when you set it down. This tote bag is beloved by Amazon shoppers, racking up nearly 15,000 five-star ratings to date. It's currently on sale for 30 percent off, meaning you can save $17 right now.

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Chomeiu USB Laptop Tote Bag

$24 (was $26), amazon.com

With its external charging USB port, this Amazon's Choice tote bag is the most tech-savvy on this list. Not only is it large enough to store a laptop, a planner, a water bottle or two, and your phone, but it also keeps your devices charged, so you never have to risk a music-less commute again. The interior has multiple pockets, keeping your items organized and secure, and the exterior is waterproof. What more could you want out of an on-sale work bag? (Psst: Prime members can save a little extra.)

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Montana West Tote Bag

From $20 (was $60), amazon.com

Depending on which style of this multi-piece work tote you select, you can save up to 67 percent and pay just $20. Some come with two pieces, others come with three, some have zipper closures while others are open, and some are even reversible, revealing a fun animal print you can take straight to happy hour. All exteriors are made from anti-scratch PU vegan leather, so you can be sure it won't get damaged as you travel to and from your desk. This bag's only been available on Amazon for a few months, but it's already earned hundreds of five-star ratings.

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TcIFE Satchel Shoulder Bag

From $26 (was $38), amazon.com

Elevate your outfit with this satchel bag that has a trendy alligator-embossed exterior (it's also available in pebbled, smooth, and distressed textures, if animal isn't your thing). Amazon shoppers say the quality exceeded their expectations: "I wanted something medium size for everyday use. This works perfectly," a customer said, adding that the bag "feels sturdy" and "is fashionable." It comes with a mini zipped pouch, and it's on sale for as much as 32 percent off right now.