Q: I bring a lot with me to work: files, laptop, water bottle, sneakers. Can you suggest an affordable, professional-looking bag?
A: While you can always do the purse-inside-a-tote routine, a single multifunctional bag makes you look incredibly organized. Shop for a lightweight, structured design with pockets that keep your gear orderly. (What you don't want is a huge, formless bag in which everything falls to the bottom.) Also good: a wide opening at the top for easy access, and a zipper so you can neatly hide it all away. We test-packed these bags, and trust me, they hold a ton.
2 multifunctional bags that will help you stay organized
This chic investment bag of Teflon-coated nylon has eight helpful outside pockets and six inside.
Next: A more budget-friendly option
This bold, glossy, astonishingly low-cost bag has a built-in organizer.
Butler Essentials by Jen Groover, $30; KMart.com
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Printed from Oprah.com on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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