11 Adorable Lunch Boxes That Are Perfectly Acceptable To Use As An Adult

We may not miss the questionable contents of packed lunches past (we're looking at you Lunchables), but we do miss the conveniently compact and proudly totable vessels that they came in. Bringing lunch to work as an adult can be a challenge. For starters, we're packing it ourselves now — meaning no more grab (off the counter) and go routine, complete with love notes from mom and candy surprises. On top of that, that faithful Power Rangers insulated square tote is no more. Throwing our homemade sandwiches, salads, and snacks into sad plastic grocery bags, that are then shoved shamefully inside gym duffles or purses, has turned many meals into squishy messes.
So, we decided to curate a list of the cutest, most adult-acceptable lunch boxes out there. From chill $10 cooler bag steals to chicer waxed canvas takes on the brown bag classic, we've got those styles and more, ahead. Click on to join us in bringing back packed lunch pride with some much needed swag.
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With a removable shoulder strap, this insulated leatherette lunch bag can go with you anywhere, from work to happy hour.

Ban.do What's For Lunch? Crossbody Bag, $26, available at Ban.do.
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Instead of carrying our tupperware lunches in plastic grocery bags, we'll be slinging them over our shoulders in style with this reusable, ripstop nylon shopper from Baggu.

Baggu Standard Baggu, $10, available at Baggu.
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Herschel is serving us some metallic, "Space Oddity" lunch box vibes — and we are feeling IT.

Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz Reflective Lunch Box, $40, available at Bloomingdales.
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We love this colorful waxed canvas take on the brown bag lunch so much, that we plan to give it dual use as an avant-garde evening clutch.

WAAM Industries Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag, $24, available at WAAM Industries.
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This cotton canvas lunch box comes monogram optional — so the whole office can know who's bringing the lunch-packing heat.

Calistoga Insulated Lunch Bag, $49, available at Mark & Graham.
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Thanks to Kikkerland, video will never kill this radio (lunch-packing) star.

Kikkerland Radio Tin Lunch Box, $15, available at Kikkerland.
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This chic insulated tote may be made for kids — but we're still buying it (theoretically and literally).

Rogers Coney Island Lunch Box, $36, available at State.
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If you're more of an old-fashioned style lunch packer, then this hammered metal lunch pail is classic perfection.

World Market Hammered Metal Tiffin Lunch Box, $9.99, available at World Market.
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Here's one for all you chill lunch packers out there.

Urban Outfitters Chill Cooler Bag, $10, available at Urban Outfitters.
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Tote your lunch around with ease while making a statement at the same damn time.

Skinny Dip Emotional Baggage Mini Tote, $38, available at Skinny Dip.
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Brighten up your desk with this poppy pineapple lunch box.

SunnyLife Eco Lunch Box Pineapple, $18, available at SunnyLife.
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FKate Spade doesn't just deal in fashionable clutches — the brand also has all your trendy lunch needs covered too.

Kate Spade Out To Lunch Tote, $30, available at Kate Spade.
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