Frances & Grace crafts fantastic designer laptop bags. Though durable and functional, there is nothing conventional about these bags. My Ives Bag in moss exceeded all expectations. I had it shipped to the office and like moths to the fashion flame- my female colleagues went a little crazy. Eyes glazed over gazing at the bag, cooing softly in awe of it’s lightweight durabilty and unexpected beauty. It even attracted the lone male who immediately asked where the bag for dudes was.
What: Designer Laptop Bags from francesandgrace.com
Why: There is no acceptable excuse to have a plain black, heavy-duty nylon laptop satchel when you can carry a bag so sophisticated that it looks more pretty than practical. 3 styles to choose from, multiple color options, and 1050 Denier Ballistic Nylon that is abrasion and cut resistant but doesn’t look nearly as tough as it is. Each bag includes a protective laptop sleeve in the same bright fabric as the lining. There’s a pocket for every everyday accessory. The bags are big (oversized is the handbag trend of the moment) though you don’t feel like you’re lugging around your office. And lastly, wheeling around your files, today’s paper, and your portable PC in one of those backpacks on wheels is just not cool.
Price: $369 for the Marlo (shown in pink) or $379 for the Ives (shown in moss)
Find It: If you’re always on the go and don’t mind jealous, inquisitive stares from other working women then get to francesandgrace.com. Based in Atlanta and founded by a husband and wife team, Frances & Grace bags are nothing if not original. And maybe someday they will introduce a men’s line from Frank and Greg.