While mini bags have certainly had their moment in the sun, from Bottega Veneta’s viral mini pouch to the OG Jacquemues Le Chiquito, it seemed nobody could escape the allure of the itty bitty bag trend. But while those teeny tiny shapes and silhouettes have held centre court for a few years, let’s face it, they’re not entirely practical when it comes to everyday attire. Thankfully, this season is seeing the resurgence of the oversized, roomy tote (that actually fit everything we need). Even better, these style staples make for excellent workwear, so you never have to skimp on style.

A good workwear staple should be easily defined by two main traits, being chic and functional. Kate Spade’s Aster Bag is exactly that, offering up enough space to store your essentials, with its signature sleek and sturdy shape making it an effortlessly sophisticated addition to just about any day-to-day look.

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Who said workwear had to steer clear of colour? Deadly Ponies’ Crush Tote Maxi is the best of both worlds, combining a sophisticated green colourway with a classically luxe silhouette — making it the perfect tote for on the go.

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If you’re regularly on the move (and after something a little unconventional), why not turn to Country Road’s winter-ready puffer tote. The soft carry-all is made from recycled polyester, and features a handy drawstring closure, with plenty of pockets to keep you on top of your game. It's soft beige finish gives the perfect casual cool finish too.

Featuring a classic silhouette in a pebble textured leather and shiny hardware, Mon Purse’s Top Handle Bag incorporates everything you need for a sleek, stylish work staple. With plenty of room and handy zip compartments, you’ll always feel organised.

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If you’re looking to add a bit of vibrancy into your workwear rotation, you can never go wrong with a standout print. Our pick this season? Balenciaga’s Barbes East-West Shopper. Its clean silhouette coupled with the iconic tartan check print makes it the perfect balance, not to mention a supple leather to finish it off and a roomy zip pocket making it easy to store everything you need.

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Relaxed, luxe and in a polished khaki colourway, Seed Heritage’s Relaxed Tote is an easy addition to any workwear ensemble.

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It doesn’t get any more classic than Coach, and the brand’s essential carryalls are a great option for everyday bags. The Alana style is not only spaciously designed to fit everything you need but the Signature canvas gives it an effortlessly polished finish.