8 Roomy Tote Bags for Your Laptop (& Every Other Life Essential) from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Canvas totes are great for trips to the grocery store and other quick errands, but they’re not exactly the most stylish. And unfortunately between our laptop, wallet, phone, charger and snacks for the kids, a minimal crossbody just won’t cut it. Which is why we’re so happy that Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has an ample selection of polished totes that hold everything (including lunch, when it’s one of those days) that we could possibly need. Here are eight bags we have on our Wish List.

You can get access to these bags as early as today, depending on your Nordstrom cardholder status. Don’t have a card? No sweat. You can shop the sale starting August 19th.

I'm a Fashion Editor, and These are My 16 Must-Haves from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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1. Frame Les Second Medium Tote

Between the adjustable straps, the vibrant shade of orange and the super soft Italian leather exterior, it's clear why this bag will be our go-to this fall.

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2. Tory Burch Carson Leather Tote

Chain link straps add a little extra bling to this classic leather tote.

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3. Tumi Voyager Just In Case Packable Nylon Tote

This spacious nylon tote can be folded down into a portable pouch when it’s not in use. We’re bringing this with us on every future vacation.

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4. Kurt Geiger London Violet Leather Tote

Between the shimmery blue leather and laptop-friendly silhouette, what’s not to love?

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5. Madewell The Transport Stripe Embroidered Tote

The OG version of this tote (sans stripes) is one of Madewell’s best-sellers. And after a peek inside, we’re confident it’d fit a laptop, three toys, our makeup bag and a sweater with ease, which makes it a winner in our book.

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6. Allsaints Small Kita Convertible Leather Backpack

It's a tote. It's a backpack. It's...a handbag dream come true! This sleek leather tote can be carried a multitude of ways, so you can make it work for whatever comes your way on a Monday.

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7. Tumi Voyager Everyday Nylon Tote

The brand describes this as a “quintessential multitasking tote,” which sounds right up our alley. In addition to a secure zip top and multiple pockets (including a waterproof one that’s specifically for water bottles), this tote has a special strap on the back so you can secure it to your luggage handle. Sounds like we just found our new favorite carry-on.

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8. Kate Spade New York Florence Leather Tote

This pebbled-leather tote is so versatile, it’ll look at home on your shoulder whether you’re on the way to the office or the playground.

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