Posted: Aug 27, 2013 9:00 AM
You're busy shopping for the kids' back to school supplies. While loading the cart with pencils, pens and new backpacks, don't forget to grab something for yourself… Like a new laptop bag. They will hold everything you need to keep you organized and efficient, no matter where you're working.

Simply stunning

Kate Spade's Nylon Calista

If you want a simple yet elegant black laptop bag, Kate Spade's Nylon Calista is just what you need. The nylon outside is dressed up with 14-karat light gold plated hardware and patent leather trim. The padded inside holds up to a 15-inch laptop along with room for a charger, notebook and a few smaller items. Carry it in your hand, over the shoulder or across your body for a completely hands-free experience. (Kate Spade, $328)

Knomo's Galactic laptop bag

For the fashion forward femaleKnomo's Galactic laptop bag is a must have. The pointed sides and sharp angles take your office on the go to the next level. Made from soft leather with 14-karat plated hardware, it has room to fit up to a 14-inch laptop, a tablet, charger and more. Outside, the zippered front pocket will keep your smaller items safe and handy. (Knomo, $425)

Chic on the cheap

Etsy Chevron laptop bag

Need a stylish laptop bag that won't break the bank? Check out You'll find a wide selection of laptop cases made from a variety of materials in different styles. This Chevron Laptop Case is simple in design and unique in style. It's handmade and will carry up to a 17-inch laptop on the inside while the outside pocket will take care of your smaller items. Now that's what we call a steal! (Etsy, $70)

Colorful cases

Red Madison Case

The Red Madison Case from Francine Collections is for those who need to carry it all in style. The red microfiber case with black leather trim is stylish enough to carry around no matter where you are going. There is plenty of room on the inside for your 15-inch laptop, books and day planner. Pockets on the inside and out keep all of your essential items organized. If you are going to carry just one bag, this is the one for you. (Francine Collections, $150)

Dreamy Logo Neoprene Commuter Bag

If you need some color in your accessories, consider the Dreamy Logo Neoprene Commuter Bag from Marc Jacobs. The bright pink color is definitely eye-catching and the plush faux fur-lined inside will keep your 15-inch laptop secure. The removable messenger strap makes it easy to carry in whatever way works for you. (Shopbop, $118)

A major splurge

Gucci Canvas Briefcase

If your budget allows for a major splurge, spoil yourself with the original Gucci Canvas Briefcase. Designed with the signature brown/ebony Gucci print and light gold hardware, it's one laptop bag you'll cherish forever. The padded laptop compartment has a snap closure to keep your laptop secure while the inside pockets keep your phone, keys and other smaller items safe. (Gucci, $1,550)

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