Best Bet: Henrik Vibskov ‘Noise’ Tote

Mini cross-body bags are sweet for stashing night-out essentials, but they aren’t always practical for toting your work things, books, and gadgets during the day. Henrik Vibskov’s Noise bag is roomy enough for your gear, but is an upgrade from ubiquitous canvas totes. The stitched wool fabric gives it a cozy, fall-appropriate feel (great for rainy days when you don’t want to risk your leather), and the contrasting nylon panel along the bottom holds up to wear and tear.

Henrik Vibskov Noise shopping bag, $162 at Henrik Vibskov or online.