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8 Purses that double as briefcases

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

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Career women don't need to sling around several purses, bags and briefcases as they head into the office. Simplify your life with one of these eight cute purses that double as briefcases.
1

The Nantucket Tote

The Nantucket Tote

You don't need to own a yacht to sport this adorable tote between work and play. All Barrington purses, including The Nantucket Tote, boast customizable color and pattern schemes, and they're roomy enough for anything you need to haul to work. You can even add your initials to your bag for an extra touch of class! (Barrington Gifts, $185)

2

Big Buddha Belize Tote

Big Buddha Belize Tote

Yowza! The Big Buddha Belize Tote from The Buckle packs a punch of expression and individuality. The snakeskin pattern is bold, but it's in a neutral color scheme so you can pair the purse with just about anything. (The Buckle, $95)

3

Handle Me Tote

Handle Me Tote

Pair the top-notch craftsmanship of Kenneth Cole with a roomy and fashion-forward design, and you get the beautiful and timeless Handle Me Tote. We especially like the bag in mustard yellow for a pop of color. (Kenneth Cole, $298).

4

Avon Briefcase

Avon Briefcase

If you're serious about protecting your files and laptop, look no further than McKlein USA's Avon Briefcase. The bag comes in bright colors and durable leather, but the inside of the purse is made for organization. You'll be able to carry everything you need with ease and beauty. (McKlein USA, $180)

5

Merona Tote Handbag

Merona Tote Handbag

Looking for a hot bag at an amazing price? Check out the Merona Tote Handbag from Target! This purse is roomy enough for all of your files, fun enough to take to happy hour and cheap enough to buy without remorse. (Target, $35)

6

Longchamp Shoulder Tote

Longchamp Large Shoulder Tote

A metallic purse is versatile for year-round use, and sleek enough for any color scheme. Not only that, metallic accessories have a way of dressing up even drab work outfits. We bet this Longchamp Tote will give you room to pack your files, your tablet and your LBD for some after-work fun. (Nordstrom, $180)

7

Vera Bradley Attache

Vera Bradley Attache

Certainly, Vera Bradley accessories aren't for everyone. But if you love a pop of color for your wardrobe, this Vera Bradley Attache may be the right bag for you. Its boxy construction ensures that there is room for all of your work supplies, and its bold colors turn an otherwise normal bag into a conversation piece. (Vera Bradley, $88)

8

Dover Leather Tote Bag

Dover Leather Tote Bag

This hot little number from Lucky Brand sports stud details in a funky pattern. Its leather construction and spacious interior make the Dover Leather Tote Bag perfect for daily wear. Pair it with a bohemian tunic top and leggings for a flirty casual Friday at the office. (Lord & Taylor, $218)

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