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
This perfectly preppy style is made out of waterproof fabric, so whether you're stuck in the rain or spill your water bottle, you're covered. There's nothing worse than wet workout clothes! ($199; dooney.com)
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)