When you were a little girl and you watched your dad go off to the office, he always had two traditional marks of professionalism: a suit and a briefcase. Now that you are all grown up and taking the business world on your own, you won't feel complete until you have a professional-looking womens briefcase of your own.
These days, the times are changing. The traditional briefcase that your dad and all his colleagues used to carry to work was filled with papers. A functional briefcase was marked by its ability to keep those papers from getting wrinkled—or from getting read by the wrong people. But today, all of our work is done online. We don't need to carry papers around anymore. What we do need to carry around is our laptops. So the briefcase design is changing. A good briefcase today needs to have space for your laptop—a cushioned pocket to keep the laptop from getting scratched, jostled around or broken.
Laptop cases come in many different styles. If professionalism is your main concern, you can get a leather laptop bag or portfolio to bring to work with you and will hold your laptop, your cell phone and your important papers, and impress the people you do business with. If you are more interested in function than high fashion, you might want a laptop bag with a thoroughly cushioned nylon pouch to keep your laptop as safe as possible. You can get a nylon laptop bag in basic black to match with your professional look or in whimsical colored nylon with a design like embroidered flowers.
If your work requires a lot of travel, you should get a womens briefcase that is ready to make the trip right along with you. Get a bigger bag with space for your laptop, portfolio and whatever else and pockets for all of your cards and pens. It won't matter how heavy it is if you get a rolling bag with a retractable handle, removable shoulder strap and durable wheels. Whether you are traveling in a plane, train or automobile, this bag will be ready to make the trip at your side.
When you pick out your womens briefcase, consider your needs. Do you want a rolling bag or a handbag? A modern laptop case or a traditional leather briefcase? Whatever you choose, you can find it at Macy's.