The BEST Work Tote…!

Perfect for the Office

I have been on the hunt for the perfect work tote for years …no exaggeration. And, I’m so happy to report that the search is now over. Introducing to the 712 Zip Tote by Henri Bendel. Ta-Da!!

Remember I featured this one in my September favorites video?? I might have jumped the gun a little, but that should better illuminate my excitement level.

Use code “ERIN15” to save 15% off this bag and other full-priced bags. 

best work tote, quilted in black with chain link handles by Henri Bendel, paired with black jeans, patent leather sock booties, white Lafayette button down shirt and wrap

best work tote, quilted in black with chain link handles by Henri Bendel, paired with black jeans, patent leather sock booties, white Lafayette button down shirt and wrapbest work tote, quilted in black with chain link handles by Henri Bendel, paired with black jeans, patent leather sock booties, white Lafayette button down shirt and wrap

best work tote, quilted in black with chain link handles by Henri Bendel, paired with black jeans, patent leather sock booties, white Lafayette button down shirt and wrap

best work tote, quilted in black with chain link handles by Henri Bendel, paired with black jeans, patent leather sock booties, white Lafayette button down shirt and wrapbest work tote, quilted in black with chain link handles by Henri Bendel, paired with black jeans, patent leather sock booties, white Lafayette button down shirt and wrap

best work tote, quilted in black with chain link handles by Henri Bendel, paired with black jeans, patent leather sock booties, white Lafayette button down shirt and wrap

#1 | Perfect Work Tote

Okay, so let me explain why the 712 Zip Tote bag is THE best work tote I’ve found.
1) It’s uber chic! Between the quilting and the chain link detail, I have not seen a work tote that is more sophisticated and luxe-looking than this.
2) It’s large enough to fit any laptop
3) In typical Henri Bendel fashion, the lining is high quality, and the pocket placement is well thought out and designed.
4) It looks and feels 5x as expensive

best work tote, quilted in black with chain link handles by Henri Bendel, paired with black jeans, patent leather sock booties, white Lafayette button down shirt and wrap

The Look

I paired the tote with black skinny jeans, black patent leather booties with a manageable heel, a gorgeous white button down by Lafayette 148 AND this incredibly chic wrap that is reversible.

Henri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail paired with Pam & Gela striped pants, Bogner turtleneck and black blazer

Henri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail paired with Pam & Gela striped pants, Bogner turtleneck and black blazer

Henri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail paired with Pam & Gela striped pants, Bogner turtleneck and black blazerHenri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail paired with Pam & Gela striped pants, Bogner turtleneck and black blazer

Henri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail paired with Pam & Gela striped pants, Bogner turtleneck and black blazer

Henri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detailHenri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail

Henri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail paired with Pam & Gela striped pants, Bogner turtleneck and black blazer

#2 | Chic Crossbody Bag

Equally chic, but much smaller and lighter… is the 712 Convertible Shoulder Bag. This bag is both a shoulder bag and a crossbody. I recently brought it with me on a trip to California. I carried my Jetsetter backpack in oxblood on my back, and this exact bag crossbody with my wallet. It was awesome to have those essentials handy while I took the majority of the weight off my shoulders with the Jetsetter. Be sure to keep scrolling to see the latest Jetsetter option in a sparkly tweed!!

Henri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail paired with Pam & Gela striped pants, Bogner turtleneck and black blazerHenri Bendel quilted crossbody bag in burgundy with gold chain link detail paired with Pam & Gela striped pants, Bogner turtleneck and black blazer

The Look

I paired the 712 Convertible Shoulder Bag with a pair of sporty white pants with a black racing stripe, a Bogner turtleneck, and a black blazer. I finished off the look with some sparkly Henri Bendel bracelets and Jimmy Choo pumps.

striped poncho, spanx leggings, vince camuto booties and henri bendel black bucket bag with gold hardwarestriped poncho, spanx leggings, vince camuto booties and henri bendel black bucket bag with gold hardware

striped poncho, spanx leggings, vince camuto booties and henri bendel black bucket bag with gold hardware

striped poncho, spanx leggings, vince camuto booties and henri bendel black bucket bag with gold hardware

striped poncho, spanx leggings, vince camuto booties and henri bendel black bucket bag with gold hardware

striped poncho, spanx leggings, vince camuto booties and henri bendel black bucket bag with gold hardware

striped poncho, spanx leggings, vince camuto booties and henri bendel black bucket bag with gold hardware

#3 | The Bucket Bag

The Surrey Mini Bucket Bag is the cutest bag!! It’s a great everyday bag when you want to travel a bit lighter. And, can we talk about this cape?? It’s SO colorful and dramatic! I paired it with some faux leather Spanx leggings and cute booties.

I am also loving this Spruce Street Convertible Hobo Bucket Bag.

Jetsetter tweed backpack by Henri Bendel, 3-i-1 bag Henri Bendel Jetsetter, backpack, chic tweed backpack

Henri Bendel Jetsetter, backpack, chic tweed backpack

Henri Bendel Jetsetter, backpack, chic tweed backpack

#4 | Tweed Backpack

The latest Jetsetter comes in a sparkly tweed! This one WILL sell out!! I remember there was a similar option last year that did. For more backpack options you can click here and here. I think Henri Bendel makes the BEST backpacks. The Jetsetter is a 3-in-1 bag. It’s a backpack. It’s a crossbody after you convert the straps, or you can remove the straps and carry it like a satchel with the top handles. It is lightweight, easy to wipe down and will literally change your life! Every trip I go on, I now carry my Jetsetter. See this Instagram post where I carry both my Jetsetter and 712 shoulder bag.

Another bonus of carrying the backpack, you can shop or travel hands-free! This is SO awesome, I am not sure I have the words to accurately depict how life-changing this is. All I can tell you is that EVERY SINGLE TIME I travel, I carry one of my Jetsetters.  And, in case that’s not enough, here is a post where I share 4 reasons why you NEED a backpack!

Shop all Henri Bendel backpacks here.

Use code “ERIN15” to save 15% off this bag and other full-priced bags. 

HUGE thank you to Henri Bendel for sponsoring this post. I am a proud and devoted #Bendelgirl. 

Thank you SO much for stopping by…

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  1. Hi Erin, Everything in this post spells chic, but I wouldn’t have expected anything less from you. Love the perfect tote for the office and the 15% discount that comes with it. Also love the black, gray and white wrap. but want to make sure the one your showing under “shop the post” is the same one your wearing? It doesn’t appear to be the same pattern and they’re referring to it as a cape. Thank you so much for keeping all us busy working moms up to date on the current styles. I’m sure it’s not always easy for you with your busy family, but it is very much appreciated. Also, congratulations on running the marathon! Jean

    1. That wrap was either never available or sold out in a second… the one in the shop the post is slightly different. Good eye. And, thank you!

  2. I love the necklace you have on in the first pic with the star sweAter. Do you remember whare you got it or the brand it is ? Thank you so much