In my line of work – self employed, and the flexibility of being able to work primarily via e-mail – I’ve hadn’t had the need to have a professional work wordrobe in the last decade. Fast forward to this year and things shifted and I found myself going to more meetings, and I found myself needing a briefcase to tote around my tech. And I had the HARDEST time finding one I liked in my budget and, big enough to fit my graphic tablet that I lug around when looking to sketch on the road. Here are five that I had found on my mad-googling-search for the best bag. I wanted to be Olivia Pope but I didn’t have an Olivia Pope budget. (I’m looking at you Prada. I’m in love with you)
I fell hard for this Kate Spade (Number six above) and actually made a trip into the store to see it but sadly, it was just too small for my graphic tablet but would have been fine for someone not looking to carry around a big piece of tech. After searching and searching I came across the brand Graceship which caught my eye because they are gorgeous, stylish and – designed to fit tech. I e-mailed them the measurement of my tablet to double check and they e-mailed back saying that yes – it would fit! Minutes later I ordered + paid for it, and a week later it arrived and it’s PERFECT. I ended up with the New York, although it was a tie with the London style. In the end I liked how I could just slip in my tablet into the top without fiddling with flaps / buckles.
Love, love, love it. Below is an example of the London style, and you can see how they really focus on function, in addition to nailing the style.