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    25 Useful Bags That Are Organized So You Don't Have To Be

    Never search endlessly for your keys again.

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    1. A triple-zip crossbody, because sometimes a night out requires a whole lot of baggage.


    Promising Review: "I had outgrown my other crossbody bag. This one has loads of space, but is not too big. Organizing it is very easy, as there is a pocket for everything." —Julie Kay Weigle

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in 36 colors).

    2. A small purse with an almost miraculous amount of storage.


    Promising Review: "This purse is so great! I love the simpleness and classiness it has. I have to carry a blood sugar meter and I don't like a huge, mega purse. So this is perfect to hold the extra things I need without being too big. It is also good quality which I appreciate with the price. Would def buy again." —Ashley

    Get it on Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes and in nine colors).

    3. A three-way carry bag if your life demands flexibility and could benefit from something that can convert from a crossbody, to a briefcase, to a shoulder bag. The expandable design fits up to a 13" laptop and has a convenient shoulder strap pocket for easy access to credit cards and transit passes.

    Alpaka Gear

    Alpaka Gear is a sustainably-minded small biz creating high-quality, gender-neutral bags that function equally well as urban work briefs or outdoorsy packs. They plant a tree with every purchase and donate 1% of their revenue to environmental causes and non-profits that are doing great things and making the world a better place.

    Promising review: "The 7ven Mini is exactly the size and quality that I was looking for. The leather accents and other materials give me confidence that it will last a long time. And the organization provides function that makes sense. I'm considering buying the larger version as well, because the quality is superb. Love it!" —Colette G.

    Get it from Alpaka Gear for $189 (available in four colors).

    4. A surprisingly-spacious Herschel waist pack for when your hands have better things to do than hold a bag, but you also need a place to stick your phone, chapstick, camera, sunglasses, and keys. Yes, I do need all this stuff, thank you very much.

    Promising review: " I recently went on a trip through Europe. I wore this to keep my important information, money, go pro, and little things like lotion, hairbrush, etc. It was PERFECT! You can wear it a few different ways. I mostly wore it diagonal across my body because it made it feel more secure. The size was a little large for wearing it this way but I had no issue. Better than wearing a backpack or something on the front of your body! I recommend this to anyone looking for a comfortable, secure bag to use while traveling or to an event." —Emily B.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in ten styles).

    5. A lightweight canvas tote with a padded laptop compartment if you need a bag that can carry everything but the kitchen sink to and from work every day.

    Promising review: "I’ve been in the market for an affordable canvas tote that I can use daily and will protect my laptop and other heavy items I carry to and from work. Didn’t want too flashy but cute enough to carry casually. I must say I have only had this bag for a short while but it’s super cute and good quality. Nice quality canvas, tote handles are reinforced so it can hold some weight. Has a removable laptop padded insert and several zippers and pocket/pen areas. There are also outside pockets on each side of the tote. One outside pocket is wide enough for a iPad and the other pocket is wide enough foe a iPad mini. Overall very please with this buy." —Danielle B.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in seven colors).

    6. An extremely helpful travel bag so you can stuff in hotel mini shampoo bottles to your heart's content.

    Promising Review: "Buying handbags online can be dangerous. I bought one before and it turned out so small it has been in the closet ever since because it is just impossible for me to use. This one is perfect! Love the compartments and the abundant roomy interior. I dislike carrying a purse, but sometimes you need to have things with you. This one works well when I need to have it with me and also sits perfectly quiet when I take out my little cardholder and let this bag in the car... Seriously, it is an attractive bag, sturdy and practical. Roomy and organized. I would buy it again and may if it ever wears out." —History loving Granny

    Get it on Amazon for $21.49 (available in seven colors).

    7. A fashionable satchel purse that makes a good everyday bag thanks to its numerous, hidden pockets.

    Promising review: "Awesome bag for the price! It’s hard to find these types of bags in stores; I wanted something that was big enough to hold lots but could also be worn crossbody. And what’s great is the crossbody strap is completely removable too and the bag still looks great! It’s a hobo satchel so it goes with most outfits. I added some keychain decor just for fun — the bag is still professional enough to carry into work though! Inside one compartment I have a diaper pad, 4 toddler diapers, wipes, and a snack for my bébé. On the other side is my large wallet, cosmetic pouch, iPhone, and keys. There is still plenty of room to spare. I fit my lipsticks and chapstick in the exterior front pocket. Love this purse! It’s one I can carry any day every day." —Jennifer

    Get it on Amazon for $42.99 (available in eight colors).

    8. A floral canvas tote with a magnetic closure so nothing will fly out of your bag throughout the day.


    Promising review: "I really like this bag. It’s huge and the flowers underneath the straw weaving are a lovely touch. The straps seem pretty solid. I am excited to use this bag all summer. Great value for the price." —moderatelydinosaur

    Get it from Target for $25 (available in three styles).

    9. A playful canvas zipped tote because your everyday bag can (and should be!) as fun as your night-out clutch, without sacrificing any of that much-needed functionality.


    Get it from Modcloth for $59.99 (available in six styles).

    10. A practical pouch if you're easily overwhelmed by the thought of Chapstick and journals going into the same space.


    Promising Review: "It’s rare that something you order online looks better in person than in the listing, but this does. I was delighted by the number of pockets to keep my stuff organized in, and the two stretchy pockets on the sides (I guess meant for water bottles). I wanted something waterproof and strong but economical, so I could just grab it without worry. I can see this being my go-to purse for a very long time!"Jess

    Get it on Amazon for $16.99+ (available in six styles).

    11. A leather shoulder crossbody with enough hidden areas to pack in every nook and cranny.

    Promising review: "I love everything about this bag. It's incredibly well made and sturdy both inside and out. The outside leather is quite stiff, but that only means it's built to last — and will soften and develop a lovely patina and character as it ages. I've had so many handbags with flimsy inner linings that rip or develop holes, and I'm having to dig around in the 'pockets' these tears create in order to find my keys or my lip balm or what have you. This bag's inner linings are a durable canvas. It looks like and wears like something I could use while on an expedition with Indiana Jones, which, you know...might happen someday. I anticipate using it for years (and years) to come." —jayloudub

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in four colors).

    12. A hands-free nylon day backpack with a travel-friendly luggage sleeve and RFID-protected credit card slots so you can scratch "find the perfect carry-on" off your to-do list.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love it. It’s lightweight, which is what I have been looking for. Lots of room to carry all my stuff and is very comfortable on my back." —Oz’s Back Pack

    Get it from Baggallini for $83.99 (originally $129.95).

    13. A sturdy satchel if you need something that'll either survive big trips or just the trying test of subway commutes., Amazon

    Promising Review: "Very happy with this purse! The outside pockets are big enough to keep my keys, cell phone, sunglasses, and lotion where I can grab them easily. The inside is very spacious. I was able to fit my purse organizer and a water bottle and still have space. There is a pocket meant for a tablet, but I use it to carry diapers and wipes for my toddler. This purse holds everything I need for myself and my toddler without feeling big and bulky." —Justin K Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98 (available in two sizes and in 14 colors).

    14. A water-resistant laptop backpack because you need pockets and you want them now! Thankfully, this beauty's got lots of 'em, and opens wide so you can actually see what's inside instead of sticking your hand blindly into the abyss.,

    This backpack features a USB charging port extended on the side of the backpack with built-in a charging cable inside (power bank not included). It also includes an RFID-protected pocket for stashing your passport and credit cards while traveling.

    Promising review: "I bought this bag with the intent of using it for baby, school, work, and travel. It has all the features that I liked in other doctor style laptop and baby backpacks I have checked out. The print is beautiful, and the fabric is water-resistant as stated in the description. It is sort of like lunchbox material. The bag has lots of useful compartments and the metal zippers glide nicely. The bag is extremely roomy. For school, work and travel, I can easily fit my 15.6-inch Macbook. In addition, it has a cable to attach an external battery pack. For baby, I can fit all the supplies I need, with separate spaces for things like snacks, wipes, and diapers." —Marissa G.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five styles).

    15. A spacious cotton canvas tote with ample storage for all your bits and bobbles and large interior pockets to keep it all (somewhat) orderly.


    4YE started as the YouTube channel of Brampton, Canada-natives, Jay and Trey Richards. In 2018, after amassing 1 million subscribers across their channels, the Black-owned brand expanded into clothing with the launch of their durags. Today, they continue to explore the intersections of community and clothing.

    Get it from 4YE for $49.74.

    16. A versatile medium carryall duffel for the office-to-gym commuter who needs one bag that can do it all. This neoprene design has a sleeve that can fit most 13" laptops, a snug water bottle pocket, and an included shoe duster so you can skip packing any extra bags.

    Dagne Dover

    The crossbody strap is detachable, and it also comes with a detachable key leash.

    Promising review: "Bought the medium and it's the perfect size for a fully stocked weekend trip to include a shower kit and even an extra pair of shoes. The neoprene is gorgeous and I received several compliments!! Will be buying another soon!!" —Andrew S.

    Get it from Dagne Dover for $95+ (available in five sizes).

    17. A vegetable-tanned leather crossbody tote to neatly organize your daily essentials, and look really good doing it.


    The crossbody strap is detachabale!

    Promising review: "The small transport is so tiny I laughed a little when I saw it but it's such a practical bag for everyday usage! I like that it has room for my keys, phone, lipstick, chapstick, planner, phone, and sunnies. Just my essentials without getting lost in the abyss of all my other bags. The outside small pocket is perfect for me to slip my phone into or whatever I know I will need all the time." —amsies

    Get it from Madewell for $128 (available in black or brown).

    18. A studded hobo handbag with a strap that converts it to a long shoulder bag, and strikes the perfect balance between a hefty tote and a compact purse.


    Promising review: "This is the best purse I’ve ever owned. I bought it last year and haven’t changed my purse since then. I am so happy that they made it again. I bought all three colors. This purse is amazing. The green purse in the picture is my old one and the gray one is new." —Heather

    Get it from Target for $29.75+ (available in black and gray).

    19. A studded vegan leather backpack to prove that not all backpacks have to evoke major college campus-vibes. This standout style will secure those must-have necessities, with a little extra room for surprises along the way.

    Beginning Boutique

    Beginning Boutique is a woman-owned small biz founded by Sarah in 2008 after an inspiring trip to Paris. Today, the tight-knit company strives to bring the latest, exciting trends to fashion-obsessed people everywhere.

    Get it from Beginning Boutique for $49.99 (originally $63.95).

    20. A ten-compartment duffel bag that takes organization seriously with easy-access pockets, two bottle holders (yes, your Nalgene will fit), and not one, but TWO wet pockets for your shoes, swimsuit, sweat towel — whatever!

    Promising review: "The extra features make this bag great! Perfect bag for the gym. Solid, rugged construction. Outside pockets for smaller items. Mesh pockets perfect for a water bottle. It also includes a separate shoe compartment and a small internal storage pocket. Two things stand out for me about the bag: 1) The top zipper allows the whole top and side of the bag to open - you can actually see your stuff in the bag without digging around trying to find stuff at the bottom. The light gray lining also makes it easier to see inside the bag and gives the bag a sturdier, more feel. 2) My favorite part of this bag is the clear vinyl pocket in the bottom of the bag. It totally protects the rest of the bag (and all of your stuff) from wet swimsuits or smelly gym clothes. And it's easy to clean, just wipe it down and it's as good as new." —TNT

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two sizes and six colors).

    21. A business bag if you're frequently on the go and in need of roomy compartments.


    Promising Review: "This has seriously been the best work bag I've ever owned. If you are one of those people who can't help but carry half of your life with you everywhere you go, then this is the bag for you. This has been the bag that keeps on giving in regards to space!" —Chrit

    Get it on Amazon for $62.49 (available in two colors).

    22. A petite wrist bag because sometimes the best way to get organized is just to pare down to the absolute essentials. Think how easy-breezy life will feel with this on your wrist and nothing else?


    Founded in 2017, Beamina is a small biz run by Beatriz Martinez and her young daughter, Paulina Anchia. The pair designs high-quality handbags with playful designs that aim to give back by donating a percentage of all proceeds to organizations supporting local recovery from natural disasters and special needs.

    Get it from Beamina for $298.

    23. A splurge-worthy Hillis hobo bag in pebbled leather to combine your elegant, style sensibilities with your need to carry around the equivalent weight of a bowling ball in random stuff.

    Gregory Sylvia

    Gregory Sylvia is a Black-owned, Charlotte, North Carolina-based small business founded by husband and wife team, Gregory and Terri Sylvia Pope. The pair creates top-quality luxury handbags, makeup, and jewelry that are unconfined by trends and timelessly elegant.

    Get it from Gregory Sylvia for $328.

    24. A '60s-inspired strawberry tote bag that's perfect for frolicking in the summertime, and making sure all your picnic materials are in one place.

    tote bag with strawberry mountain design and a pink sky with clouds

    Get it from Marimekko for $39.

    25. A weekender bag with pockets on pockets on pockets for the person who is travel-obsessed. The bottom compartment of the bag zips off completely for extra storage, and there's even a strap onto the back designed to slide easily onto a suitcase.


    Promising review: "Love this bag. It's a great addition the the classic Weekender bag. This mini weekender is perfect for a more day to day commute. Its perfect to take to work or anywhere else you'll need a couple stuff. I love the smaller size because its easier to carry and wear daily. The black color is so sleek and elegant. I got so many compliments. And the laptop sleeve is my new favorite thing. The leather is soooo sleek. It's the sleekest laptop sleeve you'll find that even has compartments for a cell phone or hard drive. Its super durable. The removable compartment below the bag is amazing and easy to take off when you don't need it. This is the most efficient bag." —Gwen V.

    Get it from Béis for $88.

    One step closer to feeling put together.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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