What Makes The Best Work Bag? A Zatchels Guide

If you’ve forgotten what a work wardrobe looks like after months of working from home, you’re certainly not alone. If you’re looking to find the best work bag for heading back into the office, below are just a few of the qualities you might want to look out for.


When it comes to finding the best work bag, it’s not just about appearance. When you’re commuting in and running from place to place, you don’t want a bag that’s going to leave you feeling weighed down. The style of bag you find most comfortable to wear really comes down to personal preference. If you have a longer commute, you may find it easier to carry your belongings in a backpack or a bag that you can wear cross body. The best bags for commuting to work are those that are easy and lightweight to wear.

Zatchels Handmade Leather Backpacks in Chestnut, Orange, and Brown


When looking for the best work bag, you probably want to find something a little larger than your regular handbags. You want plenty of space to store your valuables as well as other workday essentials like lunch and a laptop or tablet. At Zatchels, our handmade leather satchels can fit laptops up to 15 inches in size. This allows you to keep your laptop securely tucked away in a stylish looking bag without the hassle of carrying a separate laptop bag. Bags that allow you to store all your belongings in one place like this make the best work bags for ensuring the working day runs that little bit more smoothly.


When you’ve got a busy day at work ahead of you, the last thing you want is a messy bag making it hard for you to retrieve your belongings easily. That’s why the best work bag is one that is neat and well organised. Work bags with compartments are fantastic for keeping your belongings in order and allowing you to pull out items quickly and easily. Take our handmade leather satchels for example that feature a spacious inner compartment, smaller front compartment and handy cardholder pocket at the front of the bag.


Woman Holding Zatchels British Edit Handmade Leather Tote

Another factor to consider when picking out the best work bag is versatility. If you’re heading straight out after work to drinks or dinner you want a bag that can do both. Tote bags are great for days like this when you’ve got a lot of different activities on. Leather tote bags in particular, look smart for work and offer plenty of space to carry everything you need, however also look great in more casual after-work settings.

Smart Appearance

When heading into work, you want to be carrying a bag that looks smart and professional. Bags made from high quality leather always look smart for work, however it’s important to note that ‘smart’ doesn’t have to mean black, brown or navy blue. Whilst handmade leather bags in these colours are timeless classics that always look great, don’t be afraid to bring a splash of colour into the office if you want to. For example, our handmade leather satchels in purple and pastel pink are perfect for adding a touch of colour to your work wardrobe.

Zatchels Handmade Leather Satchels in Purple, Yellow, and Brown
If you would like any more help finding the best work bag for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.