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Whether you're a corporate powerhouse wielding two phones and a tablet or the office glamazon who paints her nails at lunch, your handbag conveys a lot about you—not only your working style, but your personality, too.
Too tricked-out and you might be judged (wrongfully!); not polished enough and you run the risk of looking sloppy and off the mark. On top of it all, functionality is non-negotiable: you need to be able to swing that sucker over your shoulder when you require both hands for juggling your morning latte/keys/phone/metro pass, and big enough to hold your gadgets, A4's, and secret stash of Gummy Bears.
River Island brown structured frame tote bag with colour blocking and metal detail, $90, riverisland.com.