As a work-at-home mom with various local coffee shops as my office, my purse generally works double duty -- carrying its fair share of sippy cups and diapers along with my laptop and other techcessories.
These days, it's not hard to find a bag, even an actual diaper bag, that's big enough to lug around all those items and more in style. However, they don't afford your computer the padding and protection that you get from an actual laptop bag.
Fortunately, I've found a few super-stylish laptop bags that you'd never know were actual laptop bags -- a nice plus when style is just as important to you as function, as well it should be.
Red Classic Vert Tote
If you're a tote bag addict like me, then you'll definitely dig this red classic Vert tote from Acme Made (above). With plenty of room for even a hefty laptop, plus all your other goodies thanks to a plethora of pockets, you can't beat the rich red canvas and dark brown leather combination that's perfect for fall.
A-Line Notebook Bag
For you netbook users, the A-line netbook bag by Speck is super-stylish and right on trend for this season with the gray paired with the hint of purple. Granted, you might have to cull down your purse contents to make this one work, but do you really need all those diapers and bags of cheerios? Probably not.
Just a Big, Gorgeous Bag
And finally, bag addicts beware of this gorgeous, rich laptop bag from Sumo. The quilted top makes it look like a hot designer bag, but the padded interior and super-smart pass-through headphone hole on the front makes it functional.
The best part of all these bags is that they all work as an every day bag even if it's you and your laptop's day off.
For more cool tech-minded picks for parents (techie or not!), visit Kristen's new site Cool Mom Tech, where tech, style, and parenting intersect with fabulousness and practicality, of course.