Bags That Are Big Enough To Hold

May 08, 2019

Bags That Are Big Enough To Hold-Leafy Souls Vegan Blog Post


There are so many tiny designer bags out there. It can be so tempting to buy an adorable little baguette or a book-sized satchel, but let' s be real for a minute.

Who can fit everything they need in a purse that small? Minimalism is trendy, yes, but it doesn't hydrate you, answer your work correspondence, warm you up in a freezing over-air-conditioned movie theater, or keep you dry in a downpour. 

The modern woman needs to be able to carry more than keys, a phone, and a wallet. How many of the following do you need to lug around daily?

A laptop and an iPad, something to write on, something to write with (or maybe several), a cardigan or a pashmina, an umbrella, a refillable water bottle, a phone battery back up, and charger, and snacks.

Oh, and maybe a pair of shoes or a change of clothes if you're hitting the gym after work. Can a classic Chanel bag hold all that?

No. So, what's a girl to do? Here, we've rounded up a collection of designer bags that will be equally at home in New York as on vacation.

Still, because we are vegan, we've listed great cruelty-free alternatives to those designer bags.

The idea is to find a bag that does the following:

  1. Holds all your essentials
  2. Is durable enough to stay looking like new without too much effort
  3. Is something you can carry for a length of time without feeling uncomfortable
  4. Fits the current trends
  5. Is made from vegan materials


There's a canvas or faux leather bag to suit every budget. What style do you get? Continue reading; we know you will love the items on the list.


DURABLE ENOUGH


TIMBUK2 PARCEL TOTE

Pros: This bag has the right number of pockets, including an outer zippered pocket, a laptop sleeve, and an organizational insert.

It also has a significant internal compartment for, well, everything else. Designed by a maker of bike messenger bags, it also features an extra strap that will secure it close to your back.

Cons: It has leather accents even though it is mostly canvas.

CLEO - WOMENS CANVAS MESSENGER BAG

 

It packs many of the same features as the Timbuk2 while comprising only vegan-approved materials.

There is no reason to sacrifice style for one's vegan lifestyle.

Thankfully, you'll never have to do that with Cleo. Our alternative pick is the Cleo, found here.

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ROOMY ENOUGH


KATTEE

Pros: Looking for a piece that will easily go with everything you own?

This straightforward tote from Kattee fits the bill. Plus, it's massive. You can fit all your stuff in it, and you may still have room.

The Kattee's size makes it an excellent option for a public transport commuter. Also, there's enough space for a cozy scarf in case of chill and your best umbrella in case of rain.

Cons: It's made of almost entirely of leather.

VINTAGE VEGAN SHOULDER BAG

 

Rivaling many of our designer choices in style, this desirable vegan tote is made of faux leather and has a unique look to it.

It comes in seven different colors: black, dark brown, gray, red, light brown, purple, and blue, and features several spacious compartments that make it a perfect choice for work.

Add a laptop sleeve for extra functionality. Our alternative pick is found here.


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TRENDY ENOUGH


YALUXE

Pros: Yaluxe has a wide variety of cute bags that will fit all of your essentials, including a laptop on those days you're working outside the office.

This leather tote is timeless, will easily go with every outfit, and makes carrying all your necessities a breeze.

You'll present your best self with this effortlessly chic piece.

Cons: Again, leather.

SOLEIL - VEGAN WOMENS LARGE SHOULDER BAG

 

Just like it's competitors, Soleil has all the features.

Its ageless design is meant to last through the world's ever-changing fashion trends.

The big difference is while it may look like leather, Soleil is made from 100% vegan-approved materials. Our alternative pick is found here.


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ORGANIZED ENOUGH


LEXSION

 

Pros: While there are lots of large bags on the market that are big enough to carry all your things, one thing they often lack is options for practical organization.

Lexsion has it covered. They've also ingeniously made an insert you can get to kick your organization up a notch.

With pockets for all your vital accessories, the supplement is also definitely worth checking out.
It also comes in many colors and sizes to suit your bag!

Cons: Nothing, it's excellent!


VEGAN TRAVEL BACKPACKS

Of course, we've got many fab choices for office and travel in our shop. Here's a detailed breakdown if you are looking for a vegan leather bag or backpack.  


VEGAN TRAVELER CANVAS BACKPACK

A classic hardworking backpack in cotton canvas, this accessory is a good option for travel when you need something that isn't too expensive, and that is comfortable to wear all day.

BERK - CANVAS TRAVELER BACKPACK

The Berk has a vintage personality and a secret: it's both a backpack and a crossbody messenger bag. With multiple zippered pockets for keeping your things both secret and efficiently organized, it is enormous, yet still in fashion. If you need anything extra-roomy, try this bag.

KIMBERLY - VEGAN WOMENS CANVAS BACKPACK

The Kimberly is designed especially for women who need their hands free but want a more delicate strap in the best fashion-forward colors. Featuring a cute fold-over close and interior pockets just the right size for a phone and other digital accessories, this piece is worth a look.

CASUAL STRIPED VEGAN CANVAS WOMENS BACKPACK

Another option designed for women, this adorable striped backpack is stylish, while still being practical. With multiple exterior pockets, vegan leather trim and nautical stripes, this piece is just begging to travel with you to the beach or the lake. Your best vacation time starts with this bag.

 

OUR FAVORITES

TERRA VEGAN WOMENS VINTAGE SHOULDER BAG

Made of faux leather, this tote bag is perfect as a laptop bag option. While it doesn't have a laptop sleeve, this makes it a little more versatile.

It's spacious enough to hold your laptop, but not so big that your precious cargo will flop around inside - it's precisely the right length to transport a smaller personal computer, or manuscripts if you're an editor.

This one is good looking enough to brave the streets of New York, and it features a sturdy handle as well as a strap in case you want to wear it similar to a crossbody bag. It's a good option for travel and when you need to appear professional.

KATA TRENDY DESIGNER CANVAS BAG

Another fab option big enough to get a lot of use, this one comes with lots of pockets, plus bright colors for the rainbow lover in you. Are you an artsy fan of mixed media?

This one has a free-spirited vibe. It also has a longer length strap so that you can use it as a crossbody bag, as well as shorter handles. Made of sturdy cotton canvas, all the bright colors mean that, paradoxically, this bag actually may go with quite a few things in your closet. You can get it here and be on your way to more colorful life.

KAETO CASUAL CANVAS BAG

Looking for something a bit more relaxed? This one is related to the Kata, with the same cheery stripes, but comes in a more casual shape with a longer length shoulder strap.

Comfortable to wear, you would want to keep this option close for grabbing after work before you head out for an evening with your pals.

JAYA WOMENS MESSENGER BAG

If you need your new form bag to be enormous, you might want to buy this one.

The Jaya is just huge: 42x12x36cm.

It may take you on an overnight trip to a day at the beach, basically anywhere but a wedding or work (unless you happen to work in a very casual environment).

 
 

FINAL THOUGHTS

That should do it! Whether you prefer professional, timeless, or casual, there's a bag for everyone in this post. Whether you prefer to be subdued or boho, we've got you covered.

Roomy bags come in any shape, color, or form. Whether you are looking for a bag for commuting or travel (length of trip notwithstanding), chances are you'll also be able to find a bag you love in this list, but we've got so much more in our shop!

Check out more of our offerings. https://leafysouls.com/collections/handbags-totes

Then order the bag that you like the best, take off the tags, and make your way through the world knowing that you have a bag big enough to carry all your stuff.


Sara Phillipps
A vegan freelance web designer and blog writer based out of Austin, Texas USA.


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Sizing Guide

In this guide you can see the detailed sizing charts to all our products

Unisex Tshirts

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Width, in 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33
Length, in 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Sleeve length, in 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11

 

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Width, cm 47 52.1 57.2 62.2 67.3 72.4 77.5 82.6
Length, cm 72.4 74.9 77.5 80 82.6 85.1 87.6 90.2
Sleeve length, cm 18.4 19.7 20.9 22.2 23.5 24.8 26 27.3

 

Women's Tees:

S M L XL 2XL
Width, in 17 18 19 20 22
Length, in 26 26 27 28 28
Sleeve length, in 7 8 8 8 8

 

 

S M L XL 2XL
Width, cm 41.2 43.8 46.3 50.2 54
Length, cm 64.4 66 67.6 69.2 70.8
Sleeve length, cm 17.3 17.9 18.5 19.1 19.7

 

Hoodies:

  

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Sleeve length, in 25 25 25 25 25 25 27 27
Length, in 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Width, in 20 23 24 26 28 30 33 34

 

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Sleeve length, cm 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.9 62.9 67.9 67.9
Length, cm 68.5 71.1 73.6 76.2 78.7 81.2 83.8 86.3
Width, cm 50.8 55.9 60.9 66 71.1 76.2 81.3 86.3