BEST SCHOOL BAGS FOR COLLEGE: STYLISH LAPTOP HANDBAGS

BEST SCHOOL BAGS FOR COLLEGE: STYLISH LAPTOP HANDBAGS

Stylish bags for college students need to be both fashionable and practical. Demanding course schedules have students jetting around campus, and they often need to carry all kinds of course materials to get them through the day.

That's why a school bag with laptop compartment and room for textbooks should be a top priority for any university student.

9 SECRETS TO SURVIVE FLYING WITH KIDS

9 SECRETS TO SURVIVE FLYING WITH KIDS

Flying in airplanes and navigating the airport with young kids can be a challenge, but many parents find that it's well worth the effort. Kids can learn how to travel from an early age and this helps develop new skills and priceless family memories. 

For this list, we surveyed the parents of well-traveled young families and compiled their top ten best tips to survive flights with kids.

PEEK INSIDE REAL C&M LAPTOP BAGS [VIDEO]

PEEK INSIDE REAL C&M LAPTOP BAGS [VIDEO]

Over the years, our travel writer, Michelle C., has toted Clark & Mayfield handbags to different corners of the world. Today, you're getting a sneak peek inside those bags! 

These three videos capture how you can use our technology bags for both short trips and long-term travel, for work, and for every-day use. Take a look!

PORTLAND IS A PART OF US

PORTLAND IS A PART OF US

You may have noticed that Clark & Mayfield bags are named after the tree-lined streets and neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon (the place we’re proud to call home). 

Our handbags have been toted all over the world, but perhaps one of our favorite place to explore with a C&M bag is our very own city. Over the years, we've featured various neighborhoods around Portland. See if you can recognize them!

CARING FOR YOUR BAG

CARING FOR YOUR BAG

Clark & Mayfield bags are designed to be your constant companion. With daily use, a few simple tips can keep them from looking the worse for wear. 

Our business and travel bags are made from either nylon or top grain leather. To clean your bag and keep it in the best possible condition, we recommend the following:

PORTLAND'S UP-AND-COMING ST. JOHNS NEIGHBORHOOD

PORTLAND'S UP-AND-COMING ST. JOHNS NEIGHBORHOOD

Once a small settlement started by a pioneer named James John, few realize that the St. Johns area actually became its own municipality. The neighborhood did not incorporate into the greater city of Portland until 1915. Even today, St. Johns maintains a detached, small town feel - despite being just a 12 minute drive into downtown Portland via the iconic St. John's bridge.

WHERE'S MY BAG: SISTERS, OREGON

WHERE'S MY BAG: SISTERS, OREGON

Our “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield handbags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Michelle C. of IntentionalTravelers.com. Michelle and her husband are "digital nomads," running their business online as they travel. Michelle visited Sisters, Oregon with the Clark & Mayfield Reed laptop handbag in slate gray.

WHERE'S MY BAG: NINH BINH, VIETNAM

WHERE'S MY BAG: NINH BINH, VIETNAM

Our “Where’s My Bag?” series highlights Clark & Mayfield handbags in interesting locations around the world. This is a guest post by Michelle C. of IntentionalTravelers.com. Michelle and her husband are "digital nomads," running their business online as they travel. Michelle is currently traveling with the Clark & Mayfield Stafford Pro laptop handbag in deep teal.

Ninh Binh, Vietnam

HAPPY WORLD TEACHER'S DAY

Teachers are very close to the heart of Clark & Mayfield. The inspiration for our bags was born in the classroom, with teachers and other working professionals in mind. While working as a media specialist at an elementary school, our founder - Lauri DeLaczay - struggled to carry all of her daily necessities along with a big laptop computer. She realized the need for attractive and well-designed carry-all bags for women, and thus, Clark & Mayfield began!

On this day, we want to recognize and praise our teachers, from the halls of universities to the homeschooling Mom - and everywhere in between. Thank you for your work, dedication, and inspiration. 

TOP 5 TOOLS TO HELP YOU WORK FROM (ALMOST) ANYWHERE

TOP 5 TOOLS TO HELP YOU WORK FROM (ALMOST) ANYWHERE

Tele-commuting, running a business from a home office, working online while traveling - remote work is an ever-growing trend in our increasingly digital world. By 2020, mobile workers are expected to account for nearly three quarters of the U.S. workforce.

If you're dipping your toes in the world of remote work, these five tools will help you work from just about anywhere that has internet.