20 Nov Best Women’s Laptop Bags for Work and Travel
Because I rely on my laptop for work and live out of a suitcase year-round, having an amazing laptop bag has become very important. I’ve never been much of a “purse person” but ever since I got my hands on a leather laptop handbag from Clark & Mayfield, I take it everywhere.
My bag is from a family-run company in Portland called Clark & Mayfield that specializes in stylish, carry-all handbags specifically designed for laptops and tablets. The founder and owner was a media specialist at an elementary school who saw a need for well-designed women’s bags that could accommodate all of her daily necessities plus her laptop.
Here are some images I took for them of their Fall 2017 collection:
And here are more bags from their earlier collections, most of which are still available online:
I’m excited to share that Clark & Mayfield has agreed to give Intentional Travelers readers a 15% discount off any order at ClarkandMayfield.com. Just use the discount code: ITRAVL when you check out. The code works on top of sale prices (like Cyber Monday) so it would be an especially good deal for Christmas presents.
One of my freelance gigs for the past couple years has involved writing “Where’s My Bag?” travel articles for Clark & Mayfield. These are some of the destinations where I took my Morrison leather laptop bag:
I wouldn’t recommend this bag if I didn’t love it. I use the Morrison 14.4″ Leather Laptop bag, and it really is the perfect bag for me. I think my favorite thing about Clark & Mayfield bags are their smart use of pockets. The front has special pockets that perfectly fit my passport, business cards, pens, cell phone, and sunglasses.
Inside is a sleeve that keeps my laptop protected and is super convenient when I need to slide it in and out quickly for security checks at the airport. This sleeve has the additional benefit of providing a flat structure within the bag so that papers and notebooks don’t get bent out of shape.
There are also three bucket pockets inside which I use to keep my every-day items in place, so I always know exactly where to reach for my Advil, lip gloss, sunglasses, etc. And there are also “hidden” zipper pockets in the lining of the bag – a great place for feminine hygiene products or other things that you don’t want spilling out at inopportune moments.
If you want a better peek inside my bag, here’s a brief video I made for Clark & Mayfield when we were on our way to France:
As you can see, these bags can carry quite a bit and are really versatile. I was able to pack for a whole weekend trip in mine and it’s one of the smaller bags they have available. If it’s an extra large leather laptop handbag, a large rolling briefcase bag or a smaller tablet bag you need, Clark & Mayfield has those as well.
This year, I also got to test out the Stafford Pro laptop handbag on our trip to Europe. There is a 17.3″ and a 15.6″ version. It has many of the same pockets and features as the Morrison handbag, with the addition of a clip for keys in the main compartment. It also stands more upright and keeps it shape.
Here’s a video I made unboxing and packing the Stafford Pro leather laptop handbag as a carry on travel bag:
If you have questions about any of these bags, feel free to ask me. They’re the best I’ve seen for women’s work bags and travel bags.
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