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.

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:

THE BELLEVUE: WOMEN'S NYLON LAPTOP HANDBAGS

THE BELLEVUE: WOMEN'S NYLON LAPTOP HANDBAGS

The Bellevue women's laptop handbag is the ideal carry-all for busy Moms on the go. Shift from clientele meeting to coaching soccer with this 18.4" laptop handbag. There's plenty of room for yoga pants and your 5th grader's art project!

The Bellevue is available in Black, Bordeaux Brown, Navy Blue, Deep Teal, Pesto Green, and Purple. Bonus: each handbag comes with a matching clutch.

Bordeaux, Port, Burgundy: Wine Colored Handbags

Bordeaux, Port, Burgundy: Wine Colored Handbags

Clark & Mayfield is proudly based in the Pacific Northwest, just a short drive away from the Willamette Valley's beautiful wine country in Oregon. Inspired by our surroundings, as well as this season's Pantone colors like Tawny Port, our latest laptop handbags for women give a nod to those grapes of the gods.

INTRODUCING THE NEW REED LAPTOP HANDBAG FOR WOMEN

INTRODUCING THE NEW REED LAPTOP HANDBAG FOR WOMEN

Our freshest laptop handbag design has arrived just in time for the holidays! We're excited to introduce our newest addition to the Clark & Mayfield laptop bag collection for women: The Reed.

The Reed handbag is light in weight without being a lightweight, thanks to the textured polyester nylon exterior. It holds all your daily essentials, plus a large laptop (up to 17.3").

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Can You Write Off Your Laptop Bag?

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Do you own your own business, or carry a laptop or tablet to work? Then don't miss the opportunity to write off a new laptop bag on your 2017 taxes. Many of our bags are on sale through the end of the year - an opportunity for even more savings if you buy now.

For self-employed individuals, bags used for business purposes - like carrying your laptop - can be deducted as a supply, just like computers and cell phones that are used for business purposes. For employees who incur unreimbursed work-related technology expenses, these purchases may be itemized as employee business expenses.

Remember that the IRS requires deductions to be a "usual, necessary, customary, and reasonable expense for your type of business." If items or utilities are used partially for personal purposes, then you won't be able to deduct the full amount as a business expense. It's always a good idea to check with a tax professional to ensure your deduction is valid.

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BEAUTIFUL BLUES: LAPTOP HANDBAGS FOR WOMEN

BEAUTIFUL BLUES: LAPTOP HANDBAGS FOR WOMEN

This season at Clark & Mayfield, we have added more bright and beautiful blues to our collections of laptop handbags for women. We're excited to announce that our newest color in the line is a deep teal, perfect for adding a pop of rich color to your day! Deep teal is now available in the following styles...

NEW: CAMEL LEATHER TOTE BAGS FOR LAPTOPS

NEW: CAMEL LEATHER TOTE BAGS FOR LAPTOPS

The color camel is hot this season because it has a richness and refinement without drawing too much attention. It adapts easily to different color palettes so it can play "neutral" or be an accent color. Camel is classic and timeless, so you can wear it all year round.

We've added camel leather tote bags to our new Fall/Winter 2017 line up, including our Stafford Pro leather laptop bag and Hawthorne leather laptop tote. If you're searching for a camel color leather handbag or purse that can also carry your laptop, look no further!

EXTRA LARGE LAPTOP BAGS FOR WOMEN 17" +

 Womens large  Newport shoulder bag  in blue, black, grey, purple, and red. Extra large  Morrison leather laptop bag  in black. Extra large Marquam rolling laptop briefcase in  black ,  red , or  blue .

Womens large Newport shoulder bag in blue, black, grey, purple, and red. Extra large Morrison leather laptop bag in black. Extra large Marquam rolling laptop briefcase in black, red, or blue.

Finding extra large laptop bags that still have style is not easy. That's why Clark & Mayfield set out to design large leather laptop bags that can replace that clunky briefcase and turn heads like a cute tote bag. 

Clark & Mayfield Extra Large Laptop Bags for Ladies

Our classic collection of large computer bags include widths of 17.3" or 18.4" to fit bulky laptops, files, and other necessities. Styles include women's laptop shoulder bags as well as women's laptop briefcases with wheels. These are perfect for transitioning between the office, work travel, conferences, family commitments, and social outtings. 

New extra large laptop bags for ladies are coming to Clark & Mayfield this Fall, so check back for more styles!

 Hawthorne large leather laptop shoulder bag in black, purple, blue, and red (also available with wheels)

Hawthorne large leather laptop shoulder bag in black, purple, blue, and red (also available with wheels)

PURSES THAT PROTECT YOUR TECH: THE CROSSBODY TABLET BAG

A crossbody tablet bag can be the perfect purse for women who carry an iPad, Chromebook, or other tablet. Many purses are either not large enough for a tablet - or they're so roomy that the tablet gets knocked around. 

Not the Clark & Mayfield Morrison crossbody. This tablet bag with shoulder strap secures a tablet in its own padded compartment. 

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This top grain leather purse has organizational pockets inside for pens, phone, wallet, and other peripherals - with a zippered enclosure for safe keeping. A sleek, quick access front pocket is perfect for sliding out your phone or theater tickets without hassle.

The Morrison crossbody tablet bag is available in black, red, blue, and purple leather. Supplies are limited, so don't wait to grab yours!

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5 BEST USES FOR A C&M BAG

Our line of laptop handbags are designed to be versatile. Here are the top five most popular uses for Clark & Mayfield bags: 

The perfect assistant: Work Bag

 17.3" Hawthorne Leather Handbag in red

17.3" Hawthorne Leather Handbag in red

The Perfect Assistant (minus the attitude.) Holds everything without being asked. Makes you look good and feel confident. Knows what you're thinking and where you put everything, even your e-reader. Protects your laptop at all costs and organizes the details you don't have time for. Hang on tight. Good help is hard to find!

The carry all: Day Trip Bag

A present-day pioneer with creative, west coast style. Industrial metalware and sensible top-stitching paired with luxurious leather tackle all types of conditions. Tuck away daily provisions, laptop and phone in generous pockets and go forth. Westward ho!

The conference companion: Rolling Briefcase

Perfection on Wheels: This rolling laptop bag outperforms itself and radiates refinement. With classic lines, enduring metal details, and a sturdy trolley handle, this bag is going places. Whether you’re presenting to clients or rushing from one workshop to the next, organization is essential and efficiency is paramount. Stacks of pockets and two separate partitions offer padded space for a large laptop and leave room for collateral materials. Roll with it!

The travel tote: Carry-on Bag

With a flight to catch, you can’t afford to be unorganized. Compartments, padding and refinements make this bag a vital part of your travels. Leather exterior with a perfectly designed interior padded space for a large laptop and accessories. Slips easily over rolling luggage with pockets for boarding passes, passport, phone, snacks, and more. Taxi! 

The every-day side-kick: Classic Handbag

Predictability is Key: Keep things as simple and classic as possible. A favorite food cart, a beloved coffee shop. Surround yourself with quality items that suit your demanding agenda. As you power headlong into your week, slip last-minute water bottles, gym clothes and keys into thoughtfully crafted compartments you can build a routine around. Simple as that.

WHAT TO WEAR TO WORK: SUMMER 2017

As the weather warms up, it's time to break out the light-weight wardrobe and summer colors! Layering is also important during this season, as you go between hot summer temperatures and air conditioned offices. Get inspired by these work-ready, sunny outfits:

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 Marquam Laptop Handbag

Marquam Laptop Handbag

A stylish handbag that keeps up with your busy schedule is an important addition to any office wardrobe. With Clark & Mayfield totes, there's a padded sleeve for your laptop and plenty of room for the other necessities your daily itinerary demands. Choose a classic black - or go bold with cheery summer colors.

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THE BENEFITS OF LEATHER LAPTOP BAGS

For more than 10 years, we’ve been perfecting the craft of smart and durable design so you can focus on work, family and the future. That's why we've chosen top grain leather for many of our laptop handbags.

Leather provides a number of benefits.

Look

Leather looks great. It's fashionable for a night out on the town, while still fitting in well in more formal or corporate settings. 

Flexibility

 Morrison 14.4"

Morrison 14.4"

Leather is sturdy, yet not too stiff. Clark & Mayfield bags stand upright on their own and hold their shape. But the leather exterior allows some give and take. This is helpful when the bag needs to squeeze into a small space or needs to be stuffed full from time to time.

Protection

Leather is one of the most hard-wearing materials. It is resistant to water as well as to excess scuffing. While the texture of a leather bag can spoil if it comes in contact with too much water, you can be sure that your laptop inside will avoid water damage. Our bags also come with padded laptop sleeves and durable handles, which can easily support the weight of a computer and other accessories.

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PURSE MEETS BRIEFCASE: WORK-LIFE BAGS FOR WOMEN

Life gets busy quickly. When balancing a career with the rest of your schedule, it helps to simplify. That's why our handbags are designed to help you go seamlessly from the office to the kids' soccer practice to a night out with friends.

It's like having a purse and briefcase in one.

No longer do you have abandon your fashion sense in order to carry everything you need. Protect your laptop, store your files, and keep personal items neatly organized - all tucked inside our beautiful, top grain leather handbags. 

Our laptop handbags are sturdy and elegant. They're roomy, but designed with purse pockets so everything has its place. And they're travel friendly, too. A strap in the back slips easily over rolling luggage handles, so you'll be ready to go in the blink of an eye.