The Best Professional Bags & Briefcases for Women

leather bags for women

Capable, well-designed, and stylish bags and briefcases are rare, incredibly so. That's why we pioneered an entire line of professional women's accessories here at Pad and Quill. Your day might include heading out to a client meeting, meeting up with friends for coffee, a little league game, and more! Your bag needs to be adaptable enough to keep up. But how do you choose?

First off, look for a clear design philosophy. Clean lines, well-tailored interiors and durable materials are indications that the maker put heart and soul into their bag. When we set out to design our own line of laptop bags for women we went through countless prototypes. We tweaked every detail until we got perfection. Our vintage-inspired line of bags and purses are designed to maximize functionality and style. Each bag has been incredibly designed to go the distance and look great while doing it. Every bag is handcrafted by our artisans. Their experience shines through in every stitch. Our bags are made to last and backed by an incredible 25-year warranty. Tackle your busy schedule in style, let's find your perfect bag!

Best Professional Handbags for Women

leather ipad case

A professional looking clutch that can actually hold things? Yes, please! Our new Oxford Leather iPad Sleeve is the perfect fit for all your items. It's practically an entire office in your hands. There's plenty of room for an iPad Pro with a case (score!) as well as a keyboard and a charger.

When designing this iPad Pro sleeve, we first started out with our signature full-grain leather. Then, we carefully stitched it together with our beautifully tough nylon contrast stitching. As we craft, the envelope style body wraps around and secures any tech inside it. Lastly, we add in our rivet strap closure. Our bookmark rivet closure is made of unbreakable mixed metal hardware. That way, it'll always match your outfit and look great no matter what.

Women's Minimalist Leather Crossbodyleather crossbody

There's more to the Heritage Crossbody than meets the eye. This luxury purse converts into three different bags. Finally, the perfect handbag for women who do it all. Want a cute hands free way to carry your belongings at your side? Unfold the crossbody strap and head out there! Would you like a vintage purse to carry in your hand? Simply feed the strap through, and you're all set. Alternatively, if you need to keep everything close, double the strap.

Above all, we wanted to create this perfect purse out of our most durable, yet gorgeous materials. We know that everyday purses can take a beating. That's why we chose antiqued brass hardware on swivel clips to create the versatility that is the Crossbody purse. We wanted to create a vintage bag with modern features. With that in mind, we three warm, vintage-inspired colors and added in slip pockets for your phone. The result is an incredible leather crossbody is versatile, stylish, and timeless; just like the women who carry it.

The Best Women's Satchel

satchels for women

Craft and technique converge to create the art that is the Heritage Bookbag Slim Satchel. At first, this design initially began as an homage to antique schoolbags. We wanted to imbue it with those adventurous, imagination-fueled memories of childhood. Plus, this bag had to be absolutely stunning and functional. We wanted something that both our inner child hearts and working professional brains could agree on.

By its nature, art cannot be contained. However, your art supplies (and much more!) can fit into our Heritage Satchel Bag. We built this bag to hold it all and spark inspiration along your travels. It's slim, with a dedicated iPad and Journal pocket plus three pen holders, a quick-access pocket and plenty of space to spare. Also, we included a shoulder strap and top handle that aide in your journeys, whichever configuration you prefer.

Best Messenger Bag for Women

messenger bags for women

Our women's messenger bag is a freelancer's dream. We handcraft each bag out of full-grain leather and tough-as-nails canvas. Transitioning from client forms to meetings to coffee breaks? The Messenger has your back, always. We made this bag amazingly resilient. The soft leather protects your precious tech from the elements. Additionally, the canvas body gives the bag pliability and acts as a cushion from the outside world.

Inside, the plentiful interior organization meets a splash of color. No longer will you need to fumble and filch around in your bag, the bright orange inside brings contrast and life to the Messenger. The orange lining also protects fragile tech from damage in transit.

The Best Unique Leather Tote

women's leather tote

The Tote bag design has endured throughout many centuries and enmeshed itself into several cultures throughout the ages. We put our own PQ-style spin on the Leather Tote Bag. Using time-honored techniques, our Artisans create a work of art in bag form. Handcrafted leather is trimmed in by elegant French hemming.

Inside, there's plenty of room for books, binders, iPads, laptops, and a bottle (either water or wine, we'll leave it up to you!). From the boardroom to the beach, this all leather tote is the everything bag you've been waiting for.

Leather & Canvas Laptop Bag for Womenlaptop bags for women

It's equal parts work and adventure. Your favorite bag shouldn't have to sit in the closet most of the year. Because the Field bag has been designed to be so versatile, it fills more than one category in your life.

Whether you are headed towards a big meeting with a client, a playdate for the kids, or just out on the town to have some fun, we have got you covered with this Field Bag for women. This bag keeps everything organized and close at hand. Crafted to last decades, this twill woven bag provides a beautiful contrast to our rich bridle-leather. As a finishing touch, every bag has a Cherry wood panel gleaming with the handmade pride that made it.

Women's Leather Laptop Bag

Just because your work bag carries tons of tech, doesn't mean it has to be clunky and unseemly. The Valet Leather Bag for Women has perfected the balancing act of being work ready and easy-going stylish looks.

Open it up, and see the gorgeous interior that can house an iPad Pro 12.9 or a MacBook Pro 13 in its main compartment. You'll also note the pen slots, room for your iPhone and smaller devices, and even chargers in its catchall compartment. The bookmark style closure is supported by hand-pounded copper rivets making closing the bag effortless and secure.

Best Professional Women's Bags that Last

We stand behind every bag that our Artisans create for the next 25-years. No really! That's the benefit of choosing Pad & Quill. We've got elegant designs backed integrity. Choose small business, choose artisan made, choose responsibly sourced ingredients, choose Pad & Quill. Welcome to the family!

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