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After spending hours googling decent looking laptop bags for hip, young, mom/businesswomen (I’ve decided those bag-makers don’t think we exist) I’m turning to you! Any ideas? :) Thanks, Britney

Design Mom Answer:
Great question, Britney. It just so happens that sitting in front of me is a laptop bag (the one pictured above) that I’ve been very impressed with. I acquired it at the BlogHer conference from an AOL booth. It’s made by Casauri. The colors are very now — especially the orange lining. And it’s designed specifically for laptops, with a special padded pocket inside. There is also plenty of room and compartments for all the other gear that hip, young, mom/businesswomen carry. I can’t find this particular bag on their website, but they have other good options.

It’s not overly feminine, but the structure, size and placement of straps indicate female and make it carry like a shoulder bag and not like a briefcase. Enough so that my husband wouldn’t carry it.

Another option would be to use the thick felt laptop sleeves made by Red Maloo. I saw these in the latest issue of Blueprint. They look super cool and would allow you to use a wide variety of bags. For example, I think a laptop in a laptop sleeve would look lovely emerging from one of these beauties by Aster+Sage.

Good luck Britney. I hope that helps.