As you are all well aware, the internet is a visual place. That guides what people look at, so it also guides what we show you, which are often fun, seasonal pieces that look great on a high-definition screen. In real life, though, those aren’t always the bags we want or need to carry, especially since most of us have daily lives that involve jobs, kids, errands and the other vagaries of the human experience. For that stuff, the best route is often a neutral bag you can carry for days at a time and in all kinds of situation; a workhorse.
Workhorse accessories are a vital part of anyone’s closet, and if you love good design, they can be just as exciting as a heavily embellished seasonal piece (and with a way lower cost-per-carry, too). Below, we’ve picked out 20 of our favorites, most of which are brand new to the market in the past few weeks. What better way to start the new year?