Ugh. If (like us) you’ve been on the hunt for something that isn’t your standard-issue black nylon laptop bag to carry your equally stylish bit of kit, you could be forgiven for thinking that no one had ever thought of this situation before. Start looking and it seems there is nothing but a sea of averageness on offer.
So without further ado, here’s our edit of nine laptop solutions that won’t cramp your style…
Knomo Slim Quilted Laptop Sleeve
Various sizes, prices start around $45.00 USD
Seasonal colours available plus the ever-safe black, we love the quilted padding and minimal styling.
Anya Hindmarch Leather Trimmed Laptop Pouch
One size (16 inches longest side), £75.00
Seasonal colours are released twice a year. Black is always available, but how can you go past this chic shade of turquoise?
Nomadic Five O’Clock Friday Leather Laptop Bag
One size (38cm long), $149.00 AUD
A laptop bag that doesn’t look like a laptop bag! There’s a slim compartment in the middle to slide your precious and hold it tight, thus leaving the rest of the bag for all your other stuff.
Cambridge Satchel Company Batchel
Various sizes (this one 15 inches across), £130.00
Cambridge Satchel Company named this bag a ‘batchel’ as a hybrid word somewhere between ‘briefcase’ and ‘satchel. Every one is hand made to order and they come in a variety of colours. Stiff and sensible you’ll be handing this one down to your kids.
Mismo Laptop / Backpack / Rucksack
One size (17 inches longest side), £316.67
Play a modern day Huck Fin with this modern day backpack (it has a special sleeve inside for your laptop). Not into channelling your school days? Carry it using the top handle for urban style.
Mulberry Bayswater Briefcase
One size (39cm longest side), £895.00
For the so-chic-it-hurts factor plus the not to be sneezed at heritage element, you can’t go past a Mulberry Bayswater. Buy now, carry forever.
Riegel Goods Company Waxed Canvas Bag
Made to order (custom sizes available) – approx. $195.00 USD
The bag that won’t look like you’re carrying around your tech gear, and may just outlive you. Best of all this baby is ethically made in the US of A.
Vintage Coach Leather Briefcase
Huge variety of sizes available (this one 15.5 inches longest side), $262.75 AUD
If you want some insta-hipster and basically ensure no one else is carrying the same thing, check out the huge variety of vintage options available. We love the range available on Etsy.com.
Marc By Marc Jacobs Neoprene Laptop Sleeve
MBMJ makes a range of sizes (this one 14 inches longest side), $67.81 AUD
For when you just want to pretend you’re carrying a huge clutch and not your office (plus inject a tiny bit of designer luxe into your day). We adore the fabulous range of colours, patterns and sizes available from Marc By Marc Jacobs.