I just bought a bag from REI and I love it. It’s the Sherpani Soleil Ultralight Tote bag. I bought it in black just like a lot of my things so I don’t have to think about coordinating colors. I have been searching for a bag that is part laptop case, part diaper bag, part gym bag and chic enough to be a sort of a purse ( sort of like (working) mom chic, not like “mom jeans” chic ). I should say that I do not like switching all my things from one bag to another depending on the situation. I truly do not want to take the time. When I think about it, I really only have three “situations”: mommy, work and gym. I guess you can count me hunched over my writing desk as another “situation” but at that point I am home and do not need a bag. Although when I am in my “office” at home, I do bring my purse and take it with me when the day is done. Thankfully the commute is only to the kitchen downstairs. I should also tell you that I do not like shopping so I actually mail ordered a few bags before I found this one.
I like this bag because it’s several bags in one. It has back pack straps that are padded that might be good for a day trip into the city that might contain a water bottle, pullup, spare clothes and baby wipes. It has a strap if I want to use it as a laptop case for work in my actual office. It fits my 14 inch laptop with plenty of room to spare. There are also tote handles that I used yesterday to hang on the treadmill so I wouldn’t have to leave it in a locker at the Y! This bag is also not too big.
It was around 99 dollars but I got 20% off as an REI member when their membership dividends were issued. So if you’re a low maintenance, low effort sort of gal that hates shopping you might like this as much as me. (If only my wardrobe were this easy)