Looking for the bag that can hold everything you need but is stylish enough to get you from the office to happy hour? Seek no further.

Oversized totes

Keep it casual by throwing everything you need into a huge hold-everything tote bag. Go ’90s style with a burnt orange cotton canvas tote by Los Angeles brand Sporty & Rich, in-store at Incu. Or spread positive vibes with this cute as a button slogan tote from PAM. Use a bag organiser to manage your essentials, like the Inner Carry Bag with 15 pockets.

The iconic Rains backpack

For timeless cool, you can’t go past a classic Rains rolltop backpack. There’s nothing superfluous in this pared-back design, crafted from water-resistant fabric. It’s perfect for keeping your computer, papers or daily essentials dry during unpredictable Melbourne summers. The fully lined modern-day rucksack has a laptop sleeve and adjustable chest strap, perfect for the cycle commute. Find Rains in Melbourne Central.

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Rains rolltop rucksack

Long-lasting laptop sleeve

Leather legends Hunt have raised the bar on laptop bag design. This long-lasting cowhide laptop sleeve is designed to absorb the oils from your hands, while taking on a distinct classic look as it ages. The 13-inch laptop bag also features a large zip pocket to accommodate most devices, and an exterior pocket for all your hybrid office working needs.

The Issey Miyake Bao Bao bag

It's the shiny, collapsing, geometric bag slung over the shoulder of every cool girl in Ginza. The Bao Bao range is a little higher-end than most everyday totes, but the chic design makes it a timeless statement piece. From backpacks to shoulder bags and mini purses, there's a Bao Bao for every need. Find the range at INCU and No Order Market.

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Bao Bao at Incu

Slimline backpack

Moleskine’s Rolltop Backpack has you covered, whether you’re communing with nature or commuting to work. This go-anywhere minimalist model in water-resistant nylon is both rugged and smart. Even better, the top unfurls to give you extra storage space when you need it. Designed in Italy, the Rolltop comes in black, sapphire blue and moss green.

Marimekko prints

Workbags don’t have to be sober black or grey. At Marimekko, the laptop bags and carryalls come in rainbow colours and floral prints. Like the Peruskassi shopping tote in Marimekko’s legendary poppy pattern. Choose bright red or subtle turquoise-black. The poppy design and durable cotton canvas reappears in Marimekko's Enni Pieni Unikko backpack.

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Marimekko

Life-changing bag accessories

Can’t fit everything into one bag? No problem, with a DIY carry strap. Attach to your favourite scarf and instantly transform into a cute light-weight carry bag. Or open the Notabag foldable sack and in an instant you have a nifty carry-bag/backpack combo. Simply adjust the straps to convert the bag. Carrying refreshments? The Somewhere Co. lunch bags come in an endless range of cute designs.

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