Real Bags You Can Use as a Gym Bag
MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote
This funky metallic tote is light as air, meaning you can fill it to the brim with gym essentials. ($215; mzwallace.com)
This city-slick backpack is just big enough to fit a pair of sneakers and a change of clothes, making it perfect for a weekend workout‚and it still packs a sophisticated punch. ($34.99; hm.com)
Dooney & Bourke Metro Lawn Tote
Rifle Paper Co. for LeSportsac Hailey Tote
Another virtually weightless style, this classic LeSportsac bag can be hand-washed if it gets a little funky after a few weeks of use. ($82; lesportsac.com)
Tory Sport Canvas Tote
This gym bag 100 percent passes as a real bag, but it comes with workout-friendly perks like a cross body strap and removable wristlet. ($295; torysport.com)
Everlane Modern Zip Backpack
Backpacks aren't always work-appropriate, but this one is so sleek that it can take you from the office to the gym to drinks. Plus, it has a padded sleeve for your laptop and side pockets for workout necessities like a water bottle and headphones. ($68; everlane.com).
Kestrel Commonwealth Weekender
For those who aren't the best at packing light, a weekender may be the answer. This waxed canvas style is durable enough for everyday use. ($278; kestrelbags.com)
Rebecca Minkoff Small Subway Tote
Sporty yet polished, this bag has a nylon ripstop lining, meaning it won't absorb the smell of your sweaty gym duds. ($150; rebeccaminkoff.com).
Madewell Zip Transport Tote with Pockets
A zipper top means your stuff won't spill out, and in addition to the outer pockets for your phone and cards, there are three more inside! ($198; madewell.com).
Longchamp Le Pliage Néo Fantasie Travel bag
The grown-up version of the Longchamp you had in high school, this gorgeously printed and extra-roomy bag is sure to inspire envy in the locker room. ($198; us.longchamp.com)