These stylish work bags will be your new go-tos

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Finding the *perfect* work bag can be a very, very tricky thing.

When was the last time you found yourself digging through your bag trying to find your keys or wallet? Probably yesterday. While we've been loyal to our simple and beloved leather totes for years, it's time for a functional change when it comes to your go-to work bag. 

You need one with pockets and compartments for everything that's important to you in your life -- from your Metro card to your wallet and even your favorite red lipstick. And of course, the quality matters. The perfect work bag must be prepared to withstand even the most strenuous situations, like New York City subways during rush hour. 

We've rounded up our top five picks for the ultimate work bag that can do it all.

We're loving Fossil's 'Ryder' satchel for its structured silhouette. Plus, its high-quality leather is guaranteed to soften with age and look good over time meaning you'll be toting this bag around for years to come.

With its ability to transform from a large tote to a medium day bag, Haist's 'Nomad' tote scored major points with its functionality. 

Check out the roundup below for more of our favorite work bag picks!

This satchel in a structured silhouette with rich and supple leather guaranteed to last for years to come has everything you'll ever possibly need in a work bag. It'll easily fit your laptop and has other pockets for phone, keys and wallet. What we love the most about this bag? The detachable and adjustable shoulder strap so you can easily tote your bag from work to happy hour. 
Don't be fooled by this tote's minimal exterior. This Haist tote is the ultimate master of functionality. With pockets galore (and even a small detachable clutch), you'll never have to worry about losing anything inside your work bag ever again. The 'Nomad' tote comes in neutral shades of grey and blue, but we love this blush one the most. 
A no-frills -- and stylish -- tote that will simply get the job done! The pebbled leather will easily repel accidental coffee spills or scuffs, plus it makes cleaning a breeze. We love the adorable tassels on this bag for that on-trend touch your work bag is missing.

This tote is beloved by everyone from businesswomen to fashion bloggers. With compartments made for everything you could imagine -- including a pen and lipgloss loop -- Dagne Dover's signature tote is the perfect companion for the ultimate jet-setting boss babe.

JEMMA's 'Emma' bag is both functional and elegant. Made with stunning Italian leather, can be easily made into a crossbody or a hand-carry bag.

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