Personal Shopper: An Electronics Purse for Charleen

Charleen wrote: "Help! I travel a lot for work, and it's often difficult to travel lightly (read: I have an iPad, a Kindle, a digital camera, and a laptop to lug around, plus all their related chargers). Can you recommend a super-roomy, comfortable-yet chic travel bag that I can carry onto the plane that will hold all my work-related items, keep them organized (I'm a hyper-organized person and want things in their place), and keep my back and shoulders from breaking into pieces?? Since I often need to bring a carry-on with my clothes as well, a rolling suitcase-style bag to use as a purse/briefcase is really not practical. I need something that can easily make the transition from plane to office and not make me look like a traveling salesman. I hope this bag is something I can use from day to day during my regular commute as well. While I love leather, I'm open to any suggestions you have! As for colors, neutrals are best - black, brown, red are my preferences."

Charleen, we hear ya! We like to try to max our luggage allowance to the full, so when we get to take a carry-on suitcase PLUS one personal item, we're all about "bigger is better." For bags without interior organization, we recommend getting inserts (something like this) to help keep your stuff in its place.

1. Kinies EZ Canvas Bag in RED ($45)
2. Piel Laptop Brief/Overnighter ($246)
3. Leatherbay Brush Off Croc Laptop Bag ($200)
4. Leatherbay Commuter Laptop Bag ($168)
5. Moonsus Cosmopolitan Satchel (also available in black and oakwood) ($292)
6. Carry-All Ladies Traveler ($200)

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Posted on 04.08.11 at 11:54 AM

ooo I'm loving #5. Thanks for these!

Nancy Brooks

Posted on 04.09.11 at 1:10 AM

nice bags, the red one i liked the most


Posted on 04.10.11 at 12:50 PM

You guys are the best! Thanks so much for these awesome suggestions! I have a business trip coming up and I'm definitely picking up the insert and a new bag before I go. Thank you thank you thank you!

sarah cool

Posted on 04.11.11 at 10:47 AM

GOT to check out this one:

I love mine - it holds a million things and looks great.

sarah cool

Posted on 04.11.11 at 10:50 AM

GOT to check out this one:

I love mine - it holds a million things and looks great.

Also - if you friend them on Facebook, they tend to run specials - I bought mine 2 weeks ago at 35% off.

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