Totes cute: Stylish and functional tote bags for working mums

Working parents 13 Jun 24 By

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Uncover the best tote bags for working mums that blend fashion with functionality. Ideal for the office, errands, or a day out with the kids and EOFY is the perfect time to grab one!

Whether you’re returning from maternity leave, heading back into the office after working from home or simply looking to upgrade your work style, there’s ALWAYS a good reason to grab a handy tote!

Right now is a great time to shop for workwear and bags, as not only can you can take advantage of EOFY sales, you can maximise your own tax savings before June 30.

A good tote bag blends fashion and functionality to keep you organised and on trend from office to after work engagements. Purchase your tote bag now and claim it as a work expense on your taxes. 

Check out our top picks below. 

10 ultimate tote bags for working mums

Need the best tote bags for working mums? Our guide showcases bags that offer ample space, durability, and chic style for the modern mum.

UNISON Bedford Tote product shot

UNISON Bedford Tote

RRP $89.95 at The Iconic

With adjustable shoulder straps and a magnetic closure you can swing this baby around while you wrangle work and kids, knowing your belongings are secure.

Product features:

  • Classic tote profile
  • Adjustable straps
  • Branded hardware and magnetic closure
  • Internal zip pocket and branded lining
  • Spot Clean Only
  • PU
  • Width 43cm Height 30cm Depth 16cm Handle Drop 28cm

Also available at Myer and David Jones.

Prene The Brighton Neoprene Tote Bag product shot

PRENE The Brighton Neoprene Tote Bag

RRP $99.95 at The Iconic (currently 40% OFF AT CHECKOUT)

The generous proportions and functional neoprene make this a bag that can easily help mum go from messy kids to the office and beyond.

Product features:

  • Dimensions: H31cm x W36cm x D15cm
  • Perforated neoprene fabric
  • Black shade
  • Twin rope handles woven through to outer sides
  • Magnetic press-stud fastening
  • Twin side magnetic press-studs for compact option
  • Lined sides; twin internal zip pockets
  • Separate perforated neoprene pouch
  • Solid base

Also available at Surfstitch.

Belle & Bloom Long Way Home Woven Tote - Camel product shot

Belle & Bloom Long Way Home Woven Tote – Camel

RRP $219.95 at The Iconic

Crafted with chunky woven leather panels, a removable internal zipper bag this is the everyday essential the modern mum has been looking for!

Product features:

  • W 35cm x H 23cm x D 11cm
  • Genuine Leather
  • Removable inner zip up compartment
  • Removable cream weft strap
  • Gold Hardware
  • Colour: Camel

Also available at Belle and Bloom.

Proenza Schouler White Label Large Bedford Leather Tote Bag product shot

Proenza Schouler White Label Large Bedford Leather Tote Bag

RRP $900.00 at The Iconic (30% OFF AT CHECKOUT)

With 30% off, this luxury bag just became much more affordable! Featuring a spacious interior, making it a perfect combination of luxury and functionality for your on-the-go lifestyle.

Product features:

  • Measurements: H29cm x W51cm x D19cm
  • Pure calfskin construction
  • Double carry straps
  • Open top
  • Brand print to front

Thrills Minimal Thrills Tote product shot

Thrills Minimal Thrills Tote

RRP $33.20 (was $34.99) at The Iconic

A tote that can go through the wash? That’s the parenting dream!

Product features:

  • Measurements: H34cm x W41cm x D15cm
  • Pure cotton construction
  • Twin carry handles
  • External pocket; branding detail

Also available at Universal Store and Thrills Co.

Marc Jacobs The Jacquard Small Tote Bag product shot

Marc Jacobs The Jacquard Small Tote Bag

RRP $570.00 at The Iconic

Marc Jacobs is known for quality and this tote is no exception. Attach the crossbody strap for handsfree styling, and adjust to land on the body where you see fit.

Product features:

  • Dimensions: L26cm x D13cm x H21cm
  • Strap: L144cm x D4cm; Drop: 69cm
  • Handle drop: 11cm
  • Woven jacquard construction
  • Detachable webbing strap; adjustable
  • Zip-top closure

PETA AND JAIN Saint Tote Bag product shot

PETA AND JAIN Saint Tote Bag

RRP $89.95 at The Iconic (40% OFF AT CHECKOUT)

Rendered in black pebbled faux leather and with tonnes of room, this bag is perfect for hauling all you need for the work commute.

Product features:

  • H31.5cm x W35cm x D12cm; Handle Arm Drop: 27cm
  • Faux leather shell; fully-lined interior
  • Pebbled black finish; polished gold-toned hardware
  • Button-fastened main compartment
  • Twin fixed handles
  • Metal brand embossed logo to front
  • Branded key-ring tag; detachable
  • Internal zip-fastened pocket
  • Removable internal base

Also available at David Jones and Universal Store.

&M CAMILLA AND MARC Como Tote product shot


RRP $220.00 at The Iconic (30% OFF AT CHECKOUT)

Sleek, spacious and ON SALE. Hooray!

Product features:

  • H33cm x W42cm x D15cm
  • Faux leather; unlined
  • Twin top handles
  • Open top
  • Internal wall pocket
  • Debossed branding

Also available at David Jones.

& Other Stories Classic Leather Tote product shot

& Other Stories Classic Leather Tote

RRP $169.00 at The Iconic

Stylish and slouchy, this classic tote is perfect for schlepping around town and more.

Product features:

  • Leather construction
  • Flat top handle
  • Concealed magnetic closure
  • Interior pouch
  • Hobo silhouette

Also available at ASOS.

Marc Jacobs The Canvas Medium Tote Bag product shot

Marc Jacobs The Canvas Medium Tote Bag

RRP $380.00 at The Iconic

Crafted from durable canvas, the Marc Jacobs Medium Tote is a fun take on designer brand’s signature, time-honoured silhouette.

Product features:

  • H27cm x W34cm x D15cm 
  • Durable canvas; unlined 
  • Fixed top handles 
  • Zip-fastened main compartment 
  • Hanging zip and slip pockets 
  • Detachable shoulder strap; adjustable

Also available at David Jones.

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