Posted on March 06 2012
Everyone needs a gym bag! You run to a yoga class. You go to work. You hop on your computer at a cafe. Sound familiar? We manage to pack a lot in for one day, so it always helps if we can find ways to make the quick transitions easier.
The flow and go tote from lululemon athletic
So what's so cool about this bag? With all the nooks and crannies in this bag you can keep your sweat-drenched clothing separate from everything else! Keep your life organized, appreciate the quality, and look fabulous doing it! You have two strap options, allowing you to carry this as a tote or messenger bag. www.lululemonathletica.com
$128 Extra special: This bag is tested to hold up to 50 pounds!
Pretty nylon tate tote from MARC BY MARC JACOBS
I doubt Marc Jacobs designed this bag with a 'workout' in mind, but I have to tell you, I can use this bag for EVERYTHING! There are a couple small compartments here and there, but what I love is that it's super deep and you can throw anything in there. There are no awkward leathers, metals or thing that might poke you on the tote. It's soft and plush and can smushed into all sorts of spaces if needed (e.g. into a locker or under an airplane seat). After working out, this bag doubles as my laptop bag and my purse. There's nothing like a multi-functional bag! Nordstrom
$208 Sweaty tip: If you plan on stashing your sweaty gear in the bag, I recommend keeping a reusable bag with you to throw inside, just to keep things separate.
Large tote from Halsea
If you're a fan of the big totin' beach bag look, Halsea is the way to go. How gorgeous are these designs? Designed right here in Orange County, the colorful patterns are made of laminated canvas on the outside and with durable canvas on the inside. Six open pockets line the interior, giving you extra storage options. www.Halsea.com
$150 Accessory Tip: If you're looking for a small toiletry bag to match, the small Cosmetic Bags rock! They have the same patterns available with an easy-to-clean PVC lining, so if you have any foundation spillage, it's a quick clean! (make-up bag, $42 each)
Reusable gym bag love
If you've already splurged on some running shoes and a new bag isn't in your budget, a reusable bag (e.g. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, lululemon athletica) is always an option. It's cheap, reusable, colorful and who cares if it gets all dirty! $0 to $3