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Best laptop bags for women

Best Laptop Bags for Women

When it comes to laptop bags, women often have to choose between style and practicality. If you’re in search of a laptop bag that can carry all your essentials without tarnishing your style cred, Bags To Go has you covered.

Whether you’re flying interstate for a conference, schmoozing with clients or heading to university, we have bags to suit every occasion and every type of laptop. Throw away that drab old laptop case you’ve been lugging around for years and check out the following styles:

Samsonite – Avant 15″ Backpack

Best laptop bags for women

The perfect laptop bag for chic businesswomen, the Avant 15″ Backpack is both sophisticated and functional. Its minimalist design comprises a blend of casual and contemporary style, making it suitable for both corporate environments and more casual settings.

The Avant’s most notable features include a padded laptop compartment, multiple pockets for easy organisation, adjustable straps and a lightweight structure. It weighs just 0.8kg and has a capacity of 17L.

Samsonite – Boulevard Small Backpack

Best laptop bags for women

Fashioned from a black nylon material with gunmetal grey details, the Boulevard Small Backpack can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. If you like to keep your work materials neat and tidy, this backpack comes with a file section for paperwork, compartments for easy organisation and a sleeve to keep your tablet safe.

Suitable for work, school or your daily commute, the Boulevard Small Backpack’s 16.5L capacity offers plenty of space for all your bits and bobs.

Samsonite – Mover LTH Leather 15.6″ Laptop Backpack

Best laptop bags for women

If you love genuine leather accessories, the Mover LTH Leather Backpack is one of our most stylish women’s laptop bags. This backpack’s classic design blends in seamlessly with modern workplaces. It’s elegant enough to take you from the office to an after-hours event, so you can use the same accessory throughout the day.

Fitted with a file section, tablet compartment and a stabilising smart sleeve, the Mover LTH Leather Backpack isn’t just stylish – it also offers an exceptional standard of comfort and convenience. It weighs just 1kg and has a capacity of 16.5L.

Victorinox – Werks 15″ Backpack

Best laptop bags for women

Designed by Victorinox, the Werks 15″ Backpack is busting with cool features. It features an assortment of pockets (including a 25cm portable electronic pocket), a key fob, a padded back panel and adjustable shoulder straps for superior comfort.

The backpack’s multi-compartment design was made for organised travel. Rather than trying to squash all your paperwork and devices into the one compact compartment, this backpack has dedicated spaces for all your stuff.

If you like to travel light, the Victorinox Werks 15″ Backpack has a 17L capacity and weighs just 1kg.

Pacsafe – Slingsafe™ LX200 Anti-Theft Tote

Best laptop bags for women

Chic and secure, the Pacsafe Slingsafe™ LX200 Anti-Theft Tote is an ideal laptop bag for style-savvy ladies. Its roomy interior has an 11″ MacBook compatible sleeve and an easy-access, RFID protected pocket for smaller items. The padded tote handles allow for multi-wear options, so you can adjust your bag to suit your style and comfort preferences.

To keep your laptop from getting stolen, the LX200 Anti-Theft Tote has a dual-release security buckle. This feature is designed to deter thieves by keeping your valuables safely locked away and out of sight.  Weighing 375g, this is one of the lightest laptop bags available. It has a 14L capacity, offering an exceptional size-to-weight ratio.

Pacsafe – Slingsafe™ LX250 Anti-Theft Tote

Best laptop bags for women

The Slingsafe LX250 Anti-Theft Tote has a range of cool security features. Its Carrysafe slashguard strap can guard the contents of your bag from slash-and-grab thieves, while the RFID blocking pockets offer protection against credit card scanning devices. Other handy features include a 13″ MacBook compatible sleeve, lockable zippers, a quick access front pocket and a purse attachment ring.

Despite being the larger Slingsafe Anti-Theft tote with a capacity of 18L, this laptop bag also weighs just 375g.

If you like the look of these laptop bags, check out our entire laptop bag range (with styles for both men and women) to find the perfect travel accessory today. If keeping your information is an absolute necessity, check out the ultimate guide to choosing the best anti-theft backpacks.

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5 Stunning Weekend Escapes around Melbourne

Want to escape Melbourne’s fast-paced way of life for a quiet weekend away? If you’re dreaming of taking some time off work, spending Friday to Sunday outside the city can help tide you over to your next proper holiday.

From quaint cottages to luxurious villas, regional Victoria is teeming with picturesque destinations. To help you plan the perfect mini break, these are our favourite weekend escapes near Melbourne:

Woodlands Cottage

Built on the edge of the Yarra Valley, Woodlands Cottage offers a combination of seclusion, indulgent luxury and natural beauty. Each of the self-contained cottages is hidden in its own enclave, offering visitors unparalleled privacy.

Located 80 kilometres north of Melbourne, Woodlands Cottage is surrounded by native flora and fauna. The retreat’s rainforest setting includes a private bushland lake, making it a magnet for species like kookaburras, cockatoos and wallabies.

To experience one of the most magical weekend escapes close to Melbourne, there’s no better way to recharge your batteries than by spending a few nights at Woodlands Cottage.

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Kudos Villages

Featuring a stunning bushland backdrop and 9 self-contained spa villas, Kudos Villages was designed especially for couples. This romantic getaway can be found at the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, just a short drive from the country town of Daylesford.

The villas are fitted with a range of indulgent features, including private courtyards, open fireplaces, saunas and home entertainment systems. Despite feeling like it’s in the middle of the wilderness, Kudos Villages only takes 90 minutes to reach by car from central Melbourne.

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Clifftop at Hepburn

Clifftop at Hepburn overlooks an ancient pine forest and sweeping valleys. Perched on a picturesque mountainside, the retreat’s 3 architect-designed villas are just as breathtaking as the surrounding scenery.

Each villa features an infinity overhanging day bed, a private spa, high-tech entertainment options and a self-contained kitchen. Thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, you can fall asleep under the stars from the comfort of your accommodation.

Created for sophisticated travellers, this retreat offers the ultimate in rustic comfort. Hepburn takes around an hour and a half to reach from central Melbourne, but you can enjoy passing through regional Victoria’s famously beautiful scenery during the drive.

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Polperro Winery Villas

Polperro Winery Villas is one of the prettiest countryside escapes outside of Melbourne. Occupying a 25-acre working property in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, it has boutique accommodation, food and wine experiences and natural hot springs.

Guests can stay in 1 of 4 beautifully styled studio apartments overlooking a vineyard, all of which come with a private spa and an open fireplace. If you’re in the mood for some mindfulness between wine tastings, yoga classes are held 7 days a week.

Located in the small community of Red Hill, Polperro Winery Villas is around 80 kilometres south of Melbourne.

Polperro Winery Villas weekend retreats for couples

Arcadia Cottage

Arcadia Cottage is a stone’s throw from the city. This quaint bed and breakfast-style retreat is situated in Olinda, a popular tourist town just 40 kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district. Surrounded by the Dandenong Ranges, the cottages blend in perfectly with the bushland locale.

The retreat’s amenities include a day spa, walking trails and private gardens. Guests can enjoy having their very own hot tub and log fire, in addition to stunning views of the nearby ranges.

All these retreats are within a 2-hour drive of Melbourne, so you’ll still have plenty of time to return home and prepare for the working week.

Want to discover more postcard-worthy retreats in Australia? Check out our post on 5 Stunning Weekend Escapes Around Brisbane.

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Range of the Month: Curio

If you need a new bag before your next trip, our latest range of the month has you covered.  Designed by heritage luggage brand American Tourister, the Curio range takes versatility to the next level. With its striking exterior, expandability function and innovative features, what more could you want in a suitcase?

American Tourister is renowned for staying one step ahead of luggage engineering technology. Thanks to this range’s lightweight structure, the Curio won’t weigh you down. Everyone knows how stressful checking in for a flight can be, not to mention the hassle of baggage collection – but with a lightweight item of luggage like the Curio, you shouldn’t have any trouble breezing in and out of the airport.

Crafted from hardwearing polypropylene, Curio suitcases are strong without being too heavy. This type of thermoplastic is designed to prevent dents and scratches, so you won’t have to worry about your bag losing its nice glossy finish.

What Makes Them So Popular?

The Curio’s striking looks undoubtedly contribute to its popularity, but this range’s clever features also deserve some credit. To keep your belongings safe from thieves, each suitcase comes with a TSA combination lock. Unlike standard luggage locks, which often need to be broken during routine checks, TSA combination locks allow appropriate security authorities to open and resecure your bag.

Also included is the winning combination of a soft-grip top carry handle and 360-degree wheels. These features allow for easy manoeuvrability, so you won’t have to worry about your suitcase tipping over every time you try to turn a corner.

Effortless Expandability

Who doesn’t like to shop while they travel? Whether you’re stocking up on duty-free items or buying souvenirs for the whole family, having a little extra room in your bag can come in handy. The Curio’s expandability features works by increasing the amount of space offered inside the suitcase, providing you several more litres packing capacity.

In addition to being expandable, the Curio’s interior also comes with elasticised packing straps, separate compartments for 50/50 packing, mesh pockets and a fabric divider.

The Curio range comes in 3 different sizes and 4 colours, including Black, White, Turquoise and Purple. Pick out your favourite style today!

Feature image courtesy of Samsonite Singapore. Please note colours pictured may not all be available. 

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3 Travel Destinations You’ll See in Your Newsfeed this Year

Social media is a great source of wanderlust. Whether you’re ready to book a vacation or just dreaming of getting away, why not let your newsfeed inspire your next holiday? These 5 destinations are predicted to dominate travel trends in 2017!

Tasmania

Tasmania was one of Australia’s best-kept secrets, but recently its tourism industry has really taken off. Now, travellers from all over the world come to wonder at the state’s natural beauty, historical cities and unique attractions. From the bustling streets of Hobart to Launceston’s famous food and wine culture, there’s plenty to see and do. To plan your trip, check out Discover Tasmania for helpful tips and travel advice.

Tasmania’s weather can be a little unpredictable, so having a water resistant bag will come in handy. The Eagle Creek No Matt What duffle bag is constructed from a water repellent Bi-Tech fabric, making it the perfect option for a trip to Tasmania.

Indonesia

Whether you want to sun yourself at one of Seminyak’s beaches or unwind at a yoga retreat in Ubud, Indonesia has something for everyone. Made up of over 13,000 islands, this tropical destination is one of Australia’s closest neighbours. Known for its beautiful coastline, active volcanoes and vibrant culture, Indonesia is sure to make an appearance in your Facebook or Instagram feed a few times this year (at least!). It’s also great if you’re looking for a destination that’s easy to get to, as the plane ride is relatively short (it takes around 7 hours to fly from Sydney to Jakarta) and there’s plenty of airline options. Start mapping out your itinerary today by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.

Has social media inspired you to backpack through Indonesia? The High Sierra Composite backpack should be spacious enough to fit all your necessities. It even comes with a handy detachable day pack.

Iceland

If Iceland hasn’t popped up on your newsfeed yet, it’s only a matter of time. With its waterfalls and glaciers, this Nordic island nation is home to some of most amazing scenery in the world. From chasing the northern lights to enjoying Reykjavik’s famous nightlife, it’s the perfect place to visit for travellers in search of both adventure and relaxation. To learn more about this part of the world, check out Visit Iceland.

As its name would suggest, Iceland can get pretty chilly. For a piece of luggage that can fit all your bulky winter clothes, the American Tourister Air Force suitcase comes in a large size that boasts a spacious main compartment.

If you’re sick of seeing everyone on your friends list travelling the world, cure your envy by booking a holiday for yourself. Whether you plan on visiting one of the places listed above or another destination, Bags To Go is sure to stock an item of luggage that suits the trip you have in mind. Start browsing our online factory outlet here!

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Range of the Month: Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack

Go back to school in style with our latest range of the month, the Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack. Available in 3 fun colours with heaps of handy features, it has everything your little one needs in a backpack to be prepared for school.

For your chance to win a Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack, enter the Mouths of Mums Back to School Survival Guide competition here.

What Makes Them So Popular?

It’s not just kids that are loving these funky backpacks. The convenient design is winning over mums and dads, too. Some of our favourite features include:

  • Large main compartment – perfect for carrying all of your child’s belongings.
  • Lower insulated cooler compartment – keeps their lunch cool and fresh.
  • Action Back Extreme harness system – for comfortable carrying.
  • A4 compatible – fits all of their exercise books without any squashing!
  • Organiser panel – keeps items organised and easy to find.
  • Side bottle pockets – easy access reminds your little one to drink plenty of water throughout the day.

With these features and more, you can send your child off to school organised for the day ahead.

Back to School in Style

Not only is the Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack practical, it also offers a trendy aesthetic that your child will love. With a contemporary urban look, your little one can choose from sleek Charcoal, bold Red or make a statement with Bronze. We have a colour to suit every child’s taste!

Cute and compact yet generous in size, the Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack measures 45 x 32 x 22cm, easily fitting all of their daily essentials.

Beyond the Playground

This durable backpack is not only perfect for school, it also makes a great overnight bag for those fun weekend sleepovers, or a day bag for sport matches. Whether your child is hitting the books, hanging with friends or headed to a game, the Caribee Nice N Cool School Backpack can help keep their belongings safe and organised.

Check it out for yourself and choose your favourite colour here, or view the entire range of quality Caribee products here.

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3 Tips To Stop Things Getting Lost At School This Year

With the kids soon going back to school, it’s always exciting to buy a brand new uniform, shiny new stationery and a stylish new backpack. Parents know though, it also brings the hope that none of these items go missing within the first term.

If your child has had their fair share of belongings end up in lost property, there are a few ways you can help them stop losing their things.

  1. Get labelling

From their pencil case and book bag to their lunchbox and water bottle, put their name on absolutely everything. Use a label maker or a permanent marker to clearly label your child’s belongings with their full name. Adding their grade and class will be extra helpful for anyone who might stumble across your child’s belongings.

Stitching your child’s name into their school uniform and hat is a great way to keep track of their garments. It’s a wise idea to also include your phone number in case your little one leaves their hat, bag or jacket on the bus!

 

  1. Use luggage tags

There are only so many Disney characters featured on school bags. If your child is one of eight students donning the latest Frozen backpack, it might be a tough time for your little one to bring the right bag home. Make it easier for them by using a luggage tag to identify their bag.

Clearly label your child’s backpack while making it stand out with a bright coloured luggage tag. These are also perfect for schools that require uniform backpacks. Not only do they help spot your kid’s bag and avoid mix-ups, they’re also heaps of fun. With so many colours and designs to choose from, you can find the perfect tag to express your youngster’s personality!

  1. Make a checklist

A great way to remind your kids to bring everything home with them is to write a clear list of items in the front of their school diary or exercise book. This way, they can check the list to make sure they have everything in their bag before they leave the classroom.

By going over the checklist together when they get home, you’re more likely to track down that missing jumper than if weeks passed before your little one noticed it was gone. Don’t forget to reward them for remembering all their items – even just a fun sticker will encourage the positive behaviour to continue.

Avoid the frustration of having to replace your kid’s school items with these handy hints to stop them from getting lost. Got some helpful back to school tips of your own? Share them below!

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Revamp Your Spring Wardrobe!

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Spring has well and truly hit Australia, so it’s time to refresh your wardrobe and embrace the warmer weather! We recently worked with the team at GC Mag to find 8 wardrobe essentials that all work together to create the perfect springtime capsule closet. You can read the full article here!

  1. Off-the-shoulder sundress – Topshop
  2. Lace-up sandals – Forever New
  3. Reflective sunglasses – Quay Australia via The Iconic
  4. Boater hat – Forever New
  5. Statement bag – Serenade Handbags from Bags to Go
  6. Espadrilles – Seed Heritage
  7. Boho blouse – Country Road
  8. Distressed denim – Forever New.

Mix and match these pieces to create chic outfits from day to night – and if you get a hold of one of these hot looks, make sure to follow and tag us on Instagram so we can see how you’ve styled it!