For those of us who took the winter off to, ahem, hybernate, spring brings with it a renewed dedication to fitness. Extracurricular activities, especially the ones that make us sweat, mean carrying even more stuff with us throughout the day. To seamlessly get through breakfast meetings, devoted desk time, a workout class at your favorite boutique gym and all the commuting in-between—a lady needs the right bag. Weekend bags are too big, your work bag is too small and there's the challenge of still looking stylish. What you need is a roomy, durable, and chic bag to transport all your gear and fitness essentials on the daily.
Let's get one thing straight right now, shall we? Your gym bag—especially one that's good-looking enough for your boss to see—doesn't have to be an actual gym bag. There are two rules double-duty caryalls need to follow in our book: they should be easy to carry (either messenger-style or over your shoulder), and they should easily close to completion. Zip-top tote bags, duffles and even backpacks are great for this. Luggage brands like Longchamp and Tumi make nylon bags that also do the trick.
Check out the slideshow above to shop 12 of the most stylish bags to take you from gym to the office and back again, by designers varying from Under Armour to Vivienne Westwood.