Béis ‘The Commuter Tote’ ($118)
“Several years back, I bought myself the Beis Work Tote because it’s versatile and equally suitable for the office, travel, and happy hour. Needless to say, I got a ton of mileage out of it. Even when my work situation shifted to full-time remote, it still remained my preferred travel companion. However, recently, I realized it was time for an upgrade, and that’s when the Beis Commuter Tote from the brand’s new Commuter Collection caught my attention.
Now that I’ve had the chance to use it, I can confidently say that it’s a worthy investment. Unlike my previous bag, this one is tailor-made for travel enthusiasts. It boasts several features that I absolutely adore, such as the metal feet on the bottom, ensuring it stands upright, a cleverly designed key leash, and a zippered trolley pass-through that conveniently doubles as a pocket when not attached to your luggage. It effortlessly accommodates all my essentials and keeps me well-organized with its array of compartments. What’s more, I’m still discovering new features, like the nifty water bottle holder that prevents unwanted spills.
This tote is made of sleek nylon and faux leather, and it features both top-handle straps and a removable crossbody (which is personally my go-to while racing around the airport). If you’re a frequent traveler searching for a minimalist yet highly practical, durable, and easy-to-clean bag, take my word for it — you won’t regret adding this Beis Commuter Tote to your collection.” – Marisa Petrarca, contributing editor, Commerce