Gone are the days when your only laptop carrying choices were either boxy black laptop bags or even boxier black laptop bags. Today's growing range of designer laptop bags means that we ladies can carry our notebooks in style, reflective of our unique personalities and tastes. Women's laptop bags also make great gifts (you can't have too many bags).
After searching through several sites that sell laptop bags, I found that a couple of brands kept reappearing in the "best selling" and "top rated" women's laptop bag lists; here are 5 brands that offer a great selection of both functional and stylish women's laptop bags. For a showcase of specific women's laptop bags, see this gallery of stylish laptop bags.
Mobile Edge is a leading supplier of laptop cases and accessories for both men and women. They have a full line of women's laptop cases in messenger, briefcase, tote, and backpack styles.
The Caring Case Collection was specifically designed for women, by women -- and also benefits women. 10% of sales from the collection are donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation's fight against breast cancer. The fashionable pink laptop bags in this line all make a statement.
Another major manufacturer of both men's and women's laptop cases is Sumdex. The Sumdex's She Rules line of ladies' laptop cases include laptop totes, "Checkpoint-friendly" laptop bags, backpacks, and briefs that have a nice simple elegance and come in a variety of colors.
Kailo Chic produces designer women's laptop bags and sleeves, as well as other women's accessories and jewelry. The company's unique "boutique style", modern laptop cases are carried by Staples, Office Max, and other major retailers.
Shown here: Kailo Chic Casual Laptop Tote in Mod Green Squares; features environmentally-friendly water-based dye printed canvas and fits up to 15.4" PC laptops and 17" MacBook Pro laptops. Other colors and styles available. (MSRP: $69.99).
McKlein produces laptop cases, briefcases, wheeled cases, backpacks, messengers, and checkpoint-friendly cases for professionals of both genders. They also have a special line of laptop cases designed for women, including a unique detachable-wheeled briefcase that would be great for travel. It's nice that their cases look like quality, professional women's totes and briefcases first and foremost. It's bad for your wallet that they come in so many colors that you may have to buy more than one.
Coakley focuses solely on producing women's laptop bags. The Coakley bag is designed to cure "bag lady" syndrome, where women have to carry a separate laptop case, briefcase, and purse -- Coakley combines the functions of all 3 types of bags into one stylish and professional bag. Options include suede totes and portfolios, tweed totes, leather hobos, and more.