Just as there are zillions of different careers and professions, today's stylish circle of ladies carry a range of briefcase bag shapes. Their totes are quite varied: some gals like a slightly more structured style, while others prefer their carryalls to be on the slouchy side. On that quintessential slouchy satchel note, we'd like to redirect your attention to the softer side of the briefcase bag look, as exemplified by the handbag choices of Alexa Chung. The super cool black bag held in the Fashionista's hand is one of the most highly coveted of the season. Unlike some of the more delicate carryalls on the market, a sturdy briefcase bag only looks better with wear, so if you're hard on your totes and in love with this style, it's not a bad idea to save up and invest.
ASOS’ leather briefcase bag is a gorgeous tawny cognac color and comes with a detachable strap. Urban Outfitters also has a lovely tan tote, the Folio Briefcase Bag, that looks like a seventies version of Bilson's tote. The plaid flannel shoulder bag is a little slice of preppy perfection and is available in navy or scarlet. If you want an ultra classic basic black briefcase bag, you can't go wrong with J. Crew briefcase bag. Equally trustworthy is the current range of briefcase bags available at Coach right now. They've got a huge selection of timeless totes, any of which will last forever.