As much as we'd like to say we put thought and care into what we pack for work, our frantic morning routine tells a different story: Throw everything in arm's reach into your carryall, our caffeine-powered brain says as we rush out the door. Admittedly, it's not the chicest start to our day. And, as a result, we end up with a lot of junk in our tote bags — two notebooks but no pens, crumbled-up receipts from a month's worth of coffee runs, an assortment of gums and mints...you get the picture. By the time Friday rolls around, our shoulders ache from all the excess weight we're slogging around. But, no more: We're bypassing the bulky straps in favor of kind-of-carryall clutches — handheld pouches that fit your essentials (and then some) in compact fashion. We found 22 zip-ups, wrap-ups, and fold-overs for every style personality and workplace that'll persuade you to free up your shoulders. Now, get to work.
We Tried Out Madewell's New "Magic Pockets" Jeans