If you're looking for places to invest your graduation money, we vote that you get yourself a nice bag—one that you can take on interviews, into your career, and then to after-work networking opportunities. The key to a good investment bag is finding one that's large enough to carry your resume and portfolio, a snack, and anything else you may need to carry around, without being bulky. It also has to be chic and understated, yet have an unexpected detail like an interesting color, shape, or a clutch attachment. Do your research and get the most for your money when investing in a bag—and, most importantly, make sure you can see yourself using it for years to come. Check out our suggestions in the gallery.
The Cambridge Satchel Company, the 13" battle with magnetic closure, $215, available at Cambridge Satchel.
Alexander Wang, chastity tote, $1,295, available at Alexander Wang.
Chiyome, rift tab bag, $395, available at Need Supply.
The Common Knowledge, large bone bag, $680, available at The Common Knowledge.
Candamill, Arc Tote, $1,320, available at Candamill.
A.P.C., mew minimal bag, $580, available at A.P.C.
Clare V, margot printed leather tote, $405, available at Net-A-Porter.
Anya Hindmarch, ebury maxi stickered-up leather tote, $3,500, available at Net-A-Porter.
Mansur Gavriel, bucket bag, $625, available at Mansur Gavriel.
Grafea, hari backpack, $326, available at ASOS.
Kara, white dry bag, $650, available at Barney's New York.
Want Les Essentiels De La Vie, reversible vertical tote, $795, available at Want Les Essentiels De La Vie.
Coach, classic duffle, $398, available at Coach.
Baggu, leather baggu, $160, available at Baggu.
Auxiliary, mini silo hobo bag, $300, available at Aritzia.
Elizabeth and James, embossed cynnie bucked bag, $595, available at ShopBop.
3.1 Phillip Lim, 31 hour tote bag, $750, available at Barney's New York.
Rebecca Minkoff, unlined hobo, $355, available at Rebecca Minkoff.
& Other Stories, snakeskin texture leather shoulder bag, $195, available at & Other Stories.
Rag & Bone, aston convertible bag, $595, available at Rag & Bone.