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Portable Computing In Style: 5 Fashionable Laptop Bags

Tina Sieber 12-06-2014

Bulky, black and boring. If you’re fed up with these laptop bag features, we’ve got some style in store for you.


Devices are becoming ever smaller, lighter, and more fancy. Bags and sleeves have co-evolved; so much actually that they no longer just protect your laptop How to Destroy Your Laptop: 5 Mistakes to Avoid Destruction Wondering how to destroy a laptop? These common mistakes will damage your computer over time, so you must beware of them. Read More , but may even qualify as fashion accessories for both women and men. Here’s a selection of functional, yet fashionable laptop bags to match your style.

Crumpler’s The Dry Red No. 7 Briefcase & Laptop Bag

Audience: business, unisex.

Crumpler’s iconic bags dare to be different and all of their products come with a lifetime warranty. This particular bag is suitable for a business environment, although refreshingly unique.

Crumpler Laptop Briefcase & Bag

The Dry Red No. 7 Briefcase and Laptop Bag has five storage zones to fit all your documents, gadgets, and up to a 15-inch MacBook. It comes with a wide detachable strap, padded neoprene handles, and a ding-me sleeve. The latter slides over the handle of a wheeled luggage, to hold the bag in place as you rush to catch your flight. The Dry Red No. 7 Briefcase and Laptop Bag is available in a non-conformist red or a business camouflage black with a covert red interior.


Price and Verdict: Crumpler has never been cheap, but always worth it at $115.

OGIO Midtown Messenger

Audience: students, unisex.

While the previous model was largely unisex, here’s a laptop bag designed with women in mind, although the look and functionality will equally appeal 6 Online Fashion Communities For Stylish Men And Women Fashion is not always avant garde and experimental. There are tried and true style basics that can propel you into new levels of self-confidence and self-expression. These communities will help you get there. Read More to our male counterparts.

OGIO Laptop Bag


The OGIO Midtown (Women’s) Messenger bag comes with plenty of storage room to fit all of your gadgets. For example, you can snug your tablet or e-reader into the padded slip pocket on the backside. On the frontside, you’ll find multiple small pockets for all the small stuff. The main compartment features a fleece lined and padded laptop compartment that fits most 15-inch laptops. The bag comes in many different colors and some are available in different sizes, although it’s unclear what these are and no word on it on the Ogio website.

Price and Verdict: Lovely bag and other customers seem to be happy with it. Depending on the size and model, Amazon charges you between $51 and $105. At $70 you might get a better deal buying directly from Ogio.

Meffort Inc. Neoprene Laptop Bag

Audience: lovers of simplicity, travelers, unisex (depending on style).

This simplistic laptop bag is available in various sizes (up to 17.4-inch), colors, and with many different prints. The light neoprene sleeve is water resistant, making it the ideal companion for the frequent traveler, although not quite outdoors-compatible. Note that the zipper doesn’t close fully when the handle is in use.


Meffort Laptop Bag

Price and Verdict: At $19.95, this is a steal, although keep in mind that it’s a laptop sleeve with handles and a thin side-pocket, nothing more. You might get an even better deal for some models from Meffort’s own shop.

Dasein Sophia Briefcase (Croco Models)

Audience: female fashionista 7 Womens Style & Fashion Blogs That You Should Follow Let me start this post off with a sort of disclaimer: I'm not a woman. Because of that, this article will inevitably be skewed in a certain way. I’m not a woman, so I don’t... Read More .

Impress your peers with a high quality faux leather briefcase that holds your gadgets in style.


Moda Angelo Designer Briefcase

The elegant bag rests on metal feet. The main compartment fits a small 11-inch laptop, although not specifically designed for it. It features the standard zipped divider compartment, a zip pocket on the back wall, and multifunctional pockets on the front wall. The bag comes with carrying handles and an optional shoulder strap.

Price and Verdict: The look is truly exquisite, but the material is faux. On the upside, this keeps the price somewhat modest at $41.99 for the Croco or $49.99 for the plain briefcase. With this bag, you might want to get a separate sleeve to protect your laptop.

McKlein Lake West Laptop Bag

Audience: businesswomen with style.

This model features a classic handbag look and is made from Italian leather, yet it’s fully compatible with the modern lifestyle. Women looking for a camouflage briefcase, should consider this sleek hide-a-laptop handbag.

McKlein Lake Forest Laptop Bag

The McKlein Lake West laptop bag looks and feels like a handbag. It comes in six colors, including classic red and black, as well as four fresh colors. A top zipper seals the main double compartment, which holds a fully padded, removable sleeve for a laptop of up to 15.4-inch and is divided by a secured zipper pocket for extra security. Smaller gadgets, pens, and business cards fit into the front organizer zipper. For carrying the bag, you have the choice of tubular straps or a shoulder strap.

Price and Verdict: Quality and style come at a price. In this case, $104 and up.

And Your Favorite?

Everyone has a different idea of what a laptop bag should look like. It obviously depends on the size and make of the laptop, what other gadgets and tools need to fit in What's Inside Their Camera Bags? These Sites Will Tell You When it comes to learning about a photographer there is no better place to start than what equipment they use. Peek inside a photographer's camera bag and find the equipment they're using. Read More , and whether it’s used for business, school, traveling, or all at once.

What does your ideal laptop bag look like and why? Please recommend your favorite models, too!

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  1. Maribel
    July 6, 2014 at 5:05 am

    I like the business type woman bag but with water resistant

  2. Maryon Jeane
    June 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    The i-stay laptop bag gets my vote - it's not only genuinely stylish but its main USP is that it has a chiropractor-designed shoulder strap which helps balance the weight and also actually stays on your shoulder. It comes in purple as well as black, has an organiser compartment as well as the main compartment with a padded laptop/netbook pocket and one other divider. There are two extra zipped pockets on either side of the back into the bargain. In addition to the special i-stay shoulder strap there are short grab handles, and the base of the bag is wider than the top for extra stability (and increased elegance of design). The bag is very well made, including the (gunmetal grey) D-rings, zips etc., and can easily be sponged down when it gets dirty or muddy. I have had a lot of admiring comments on the bag since I bought it in January this year.

  3. dragonmouth
    June 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    What, no Gucci, Prada or Louis Vuitton?! :-)