Even if you don't carry a briefcase to work, you'll want to make sure that the bag you're toting around is stylish and sophisticated. A high-quality black or brown leather handbag can both serve as a purse and give you room to bring home files or other office essentials. A tote or satchel is the perfect size for paperwork, phones, day planners and other items you're likely to carry to and from the office.
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