Women’s Briefcases & Wallets

The average woman eventually stumbles upon the career-wear tug-of-war that is function versus fashion. And while low-cut tank tops and torn jeans may not be acceptable for the boardroom, there are more discreet alternatives for displaying your inner style. The briefcase is the perfect accessory for any business professional, but this file carrier should not be limited to just that. Take, for instance, Franklin Covey’s red leather briefcase, $69. This modern purse/case adds femininity that stands out amongst generic black and brown. But if choosing a more subdued shade to go with any outfit is more your style, try the “Metropolitan” brief in black, $398, or this large brown “Commuter” briefcase, $498, both by Coach, or Tumi’s “Lago” medium laptop brief, $595. Similar to the briefcase, the wallet is essential for maintaining personal organization. And just in case you spot a bargain sale or get stood up on a date, you should never leave home without one. Free yourself from a heavy purse by tucking a clutch-sized wallet under your arm, like DKNY’s black leather wallet, $135, Guess’ “Lynx” clutch wallet in purple, $45, or Coach’s gold buckled zip-around wallet, $238. If you prefer a more compact and portable option, Marc by Marc Jacobs’ green turnlock billfold wallet, $178, and Coach “Parker” small wallet in cinnamon, $118, are perfect for grabbing to run a quick errand or to throw inside any sized purse.