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Give Your Gym Bag a Chic Upgrade

Yosi Samra Ezra Two Tone

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Light and airy in both color and weight, this roomy leather color-blocked tote is a major multi-tasker with plenty of space for a laptop, sneakers, and change of clothes. Keep your wallet, keys, and cell safe in the roomy zipper pouch inside so you don’t lose them. ($198;

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Old Navy Women's Zip-Top Satchels

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If you want major bang for your buck, go hands-free with this lightweight anchor print cross-body with an adjustable shoulder strap. While it may look medium-sized, you can actually fit a ton in here—even pack rats can stash their entire workout haul, then toss their phone in the outer zippered pocket so it’s handy. ($17.50;

Coach Legacy Weekend Boston Bag

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Yes, leather is appropriate at the gym—when it’s this nautical striped stunner. A sporty update to Coach’s iconic Boston satchel, you just may be able to hold your entire life inside (there’s three interior pockets for essentials that you don’t want to risk becoming bottom-feeders), then carry it by the handles or toss the strap over your shoulder. ($398;

Co-lab by Christopher Kon #1897 Tote

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Stop having to pull half the things out of your bag to find your phone—now you can have it plus your wallet, keys, sunglasses, pen, notepad, and more always on hand by securing them in the outer zip pockets of this nylon tote. And if you have more small essentials, separate them from your sneakers and clothes by using the three inner pockets. ($85; for availability, email

Olivia + Joy Heist Tote

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You’d never mistake this sophisticated duffle for the one you used to tote to slumber parties! The front zippers are purely for looks, but don’t worry, between the back zipper pocket and one zipper and three open pockets inside, you’ll be able to fit everything you need for your workout and the day—or night if you’re headed to your boyfriend’s for an adult sleepover. ($98;

Just Fab Bellini

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Get a burst of happy in sunshine yellow with this reptile printed bucket bag. The black color-blocked bottom adds class, and the snap close makes it convenient to dig in and find your iPad when you’re standing in a crowded subway car. The length is great for carry a yoga mat, but note that the straps are too short to toss this over your shoulder; you can only carry the handles. ($69;

Hobo Explorer

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For those who like to compartmentalize, you now have a place for everything. Separate your cell from your sunglasses from your sweaty sports cami and shorts in the outer pockets; use the four inner pouches for your deodorant, keys, accessories, and even pens; and then still fit shoes, a laptop, and more inside. The top of this buttery soft leather bag folds over, and you have the options of toting with the handle or the removable 14-inch strap. ($328;

Island Trends Swims 48 HR Travel Bag

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Quite possibly the fix for waning workout motivation, just one look at this summer-sunshine bag will have you cheery and eager to sweat. Rubber trim on the bottom of this water-resistant nylon bag keeps it sturdy, so don’t worry if you hurl it in your locker in a mad dash to bootcamp. ($299;

Ruby and Jenna Bright Duffle

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Not quite ready to try the neon fitness clothing trend? Then get your bright on with this bag instead. Quilted stitching prevents it from being too glow-in-the-dark, while three inner pockets keep things orderly. With three ways to carry—a removable and adjustable messenger strap, top handles, and side handle—you can grab and go anywhere. ($48;

Dakine Jeanette 24L

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Good-bye bag lady, hello stylish lady! Stick all your little things in the interior zipper and organizer pockets, and still have plenty of space for your clothes, shoes, toiletries bag, and lunch for work. The padded bottom helps maintain a structured and protective shape so everything’s safe. ($55;

Puma Catch Handbag

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We’ll have to take Puma’s word that this is inspired by fly fishing—the front pockets mimic utility fish jackets, side mesh pockets are modeled after carp nets, and the zipper pulls call to mind fishing flies—because all we see is a super cute organizer that’ll help you stand out from the crowd. Unzip to discover a padded laptop sleeve and three additional pockets (one specifically for your phone), and it’s heaven for anyone who’s ever color-coded her sock drawer. ($120;

Adidas by Stella McCartneyTennis Bag

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White hot to trot, this may have you eager to take up tennis (although it’s great for any sport). Slip your racquet into the front mesh pocket and your shoes and water bottle in the two in the back. After your game or workout, you can stow sweaty clothes in one of two wet/dry pockets at the bottom of the bag. And of course there are inner pockets—two zipper and three pouch. Plus, when you don’t want to use the adjustable shoulder strap, remove it and convert the bag to be slightly more compact. ($200;

Banana Republic Emanuel Tote

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Some bags feel like you’re carrying dumbbells when you load them up, but this sherbet-striped nylon number stays light. When you really have a lot, undo the snaps on the sides to create more room, though the front zipper pocket on the outside is best for your cell and keys—you could easily lose them inside. ($79.50;

Converse Airliner Player

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Going retro doesn’t mean leaving your gadgets at home: This sporty shoulder bag made from heavy-duty PU faux leather has a tablet-size inner pocket and fits your gym clothes, shoes, shower essentials, and beauty loot. Hide postworkout clothes in the front zipper pocket to avoid accidentally pulling out your damp sports bra with your tablet at your business dinner. ($48;

Lesportsac Everygirl Tote

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The pleated front on this white debossed patent bag is more than fashionable—it’s a pocket that zips shut. Add the lightly padded bottom that’ll protect your laptop and the fact that it’s 7 inches wide, and you can be a pack rat without looking like a slob. ($102;


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