The best laptop bags for women (and they’re not all pink)

From functional to stylish, leather to flowery, we've chosen some of our favourite laptop bags for women.

Three of the best laptop bags for women

by Sophie Knight |
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Whether you have a laptop for work or for pleasure, when you’re commuting or working on your novel in Starbucks, you want a stylish and practical laptop bag. There are loads of styles to choose from, but do you want one for function or for style? Do you want a bright, colourful bag or a plain and simple waterproof laptop bag that you can trust on the train?

Before you buy your next laptop bag, decide whether you want loads of pockets, where you can carry all your other belongings, or a simpler, sleeker design just for your tech. Lots of pockets means you can get to work without a second bag; stash your purse, keys, phone, book and even your lunch in some of these larger designs, especially the satchel ones.

We've chosen some of our favourite laptop bags for women, from cheerful designs to leather bags that can double up as your handbag, and for all budgets – from basic options to luxury.

Laptop bags for women

KROSER Laptop Tote bag
Price: £55

If you prefer a laptop bag that looks more like a handbag, this simple black one is ideal. It's made of water-repellent Nylon and PU leather, which is perfect if you regularly spill your coffee or water on your commute. It's suitable for laptops between 14 and 15.6in.

This Kin Sia faux leather grey backpack is just stunning to look at, but it delivers on substance, too. It has a magnetic fastening, a spacious interior large enough to hold a 15-inch laptop and pockets for your valuables.

Simple and chic, this Knomo Copenhagen laptop bag is practical and professional, lightweight and slimline for 14-inch laptops. You can also wear this as a cross-body bag, so it's ideal for women who like to switch it up.

We're in love with this backpack from ROKA, which has been made with versatility - and tech safety - in mind. The bag is roomy with plenty of pockets, is water-resistant and wipe clean, and has a padded tech sleeve to keep your laptop safe on the move.

Available in three sizes and four different colours, this MOSISO flower design laptop bag will brighten up the office as well as being functional for your laptop or tablet. It has a polyester foam padding layer and fluffy fleece fabric lining for shock absorption.

This practical 25L Columbia Daypack is perfect for work and day trips. It features an external padded laptop sleeve and enough space to hold all your daily essentials. The straps are also comfortable for wearing over a long period of time and perfect if you are carrying a heavy load. Additionally, the rolltop closing provides weather resistance and good security.

Slimline and made of timeless felt, this cosy-looking laptop sleeve will keep your tech protected and stylish. It will fit most 15.6-inch laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks, although none thicker than 2.5cm. Available in four sizes and seven colour combinations.

Portrait rather than the standard landscape design, this faux-leather laptop bag from Estarer easily looks like a satchel handbag instead and could double up as one. It's spacious, with a padded laptop compartment to accommodate most 15.6-inch laptops and plenty of room for your notebooks and purse. There's also a back pocket for your phone, headphones, keys and more.

Qishare Laptop Case
Price: $17.99

With plenty of pockets, this Qishare Laptop Case is really practical, and the fabric is tactile in a range of colours. It comes in three sizes, so it will perfectly fit laptops from 11.6 - 16in. The shoulder strap option is great if you prefer and we promise it's the only pink one on our list.

Black goes with anything, right? And this M&S laptop backpack fits anything in it, too, with loads of compartments for all of your stuff. It features zipped pockets inside and out and a flap with a secure magnetic fastening. It's great for commuting to work or taking to the airport. It's water-resistant.

Satchel styles remain popular and it's no wonder, as this is timeless whether you use it for your laptop or just as a bag. Comes in tan or red faux leather which is durable and water-resistant. The Estarer Women Laptop Briefcase has one padded 15 - 15.6 inch laptop compartment, a large roomy main compartment for A4 folders and two interior wall pockets for your phone and purse.

Sophie Knight is Editor of WhatsTheBest and Contributing Editor for Mother&Baby, Closer, Heat, Yours and Empire websites.

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