Here’s what makes today’s hobo bags different from its ’70s counterpart: It’s less shaggy and crinkled, more sleek and polished to ensure that it looks sharp. It’s the perfect purse to carry when you head back to work.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up 12 stylish and updated pieces to add to your work bag collection.
Not into big silhouettes? We might have just the thing. Enter Charles & Keith’s Buzz Hobo Bag. This adorable bag, may not be able to fit everything, but it definitely allows for a fashionable way to carry your essentials for a night out.
Sleek, simple and chic, what more can you ask for from a timeless piece like this number from Ferragamo? A few things that we love about this bag are its versatility, functionality and how it looks stylish when worn with any outfit, even if you’re just keeping it casual.
Echoing the emblematic triangle in its design, this piece is unlike your usual hobo bags. Featuring a leather trim and the enamel triangle logo, the bag comes with printed leather pockets on the back giving it an extra edge to its look.
We’re not surprised if you find yourself reaching out for this bag time and time again. A versatile piece for your everyday wardrobe, this Drawstring Hobo Bag from Charles & Keith is deep and capacious enough for you to fit all your essentials and whatnots, which comes in handy especially if you’re always on the move. What’s more, it also offers multiple ways of wearing it. You can hang it on your shoulder, in your hand or sling it across as a crossbody.
A statement-worthy piece that’s sure to turn heads? Enter, Ganni’s Occasion hobo bag. Thanks to its eye-catching light green hue and metallic silver sheen finish. On top of that, the gathered construction and knotted detailing of this Occasion bag also add some dimension and texture to your look.
This bag from JW Anderson is full of character, to say the least. With a slouchy silhouette to its design, JW Anderson adds a unique touch with the inclusion of the chain-link top handle that instantly makes your outfit look more polished and chic.
You can never go wrong with simple and classic pieces like this Hudson bag from Kate Spade. Made with soft pebbled leather, the bag is said to get better with age which is great if you’re on the hunt for a capsule piece that will last you through the years. What’s more, it’s also large enough to fit your must-haves including your phone and your iPad, and you can even sling on your shoulder or as a crossbody as it comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.
For something with a little more structure, peep the Jatte Hobo bag by Pedro. Not only does it give the right amount of dimensions to your outfit, but it’s also large enough to fit your wallet, keys, and your other trinkets – it’s super functional and stylish at the same time!
Boasting a rather slouchy silhouette, this particular number is a modest, yet stylish piece that comes in handy when you’re on the go. Besides, if you love something with a softer silhouette then you’ll definitely love the fact that this bag is crafted with bovine leather that feels soft to the touch and feels comfortable to carry on all day.
If you’re guilty of chucking everything and anything into your bag, then you’ll definitely dig this piece by Mansur Gavriel. Featuring a roomy interior, the bag comes with a large single-top handle so you can easily carry it on your shoulder with ease. Of course, we’re also obsessed with the oversized pocket so we can easily chuck our stuff in especially when we’re in a rush.
This luxurious hobo bag feels absolutely soft to the touch. Made with calf suede with silver-tone hardware, this bag is a sophisticated piece that should be in every wardrobe. Adding to its look, the bag also comes with a top buckle fastening.
Fashionable and practical, this piece from Officine Creative is roomy enough to fit everything you need into one. You can either carry it to the office on the weekdays or bring it out with you while you run some errands on the weekends.