Many of you e-mailed me to let me know you loved my Gorgeous Laptop Bags picks from last week, but that you were in the market for a less-expensive, but totally chic bag. Fear not.
Kolobags sleeves and laptop carriers
Kolobags.comhas great selections of simple and affordable laptop bags, including the very popular “Sumo” quilted corduroy laptop sleeves, $34.99, which we featured in our Geek Gift Guide: Best Friend. The company has a bevy of celebrity-followers, such as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Maria Bello, which I think stems from the fact that the bags are practical, but well designed. You won't mind showing it off, but you won't feel like you bought it for its brand name.
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Mango Tango laptop bags
Mango Tango offers a line of sophisticated yet hip bags that add a touch of finesse to any wardrobe and don't break the bank. Labeled ‘laptop bags with personality’, these versatile carriers are lightweight, durable and can easily double as a second purse. Mango Tango manufactures two sizes of laptop bags to fit most laptops on the market. The new Mango Tango line is available at Target for $33.99.
Piccadilly laptop sleeves and bags by Flicka
The Piccadilly laptop sleeves are named after the bustling touristy street in Piccadilly Circus, London, and are just as funky, eye-catching and trendy as the neighborhood.
Made by Flicka, the sleeves are waterproof, have a heavyweight nylon lining, reinforced exterior fabric and a soft inner core for added protection. Just zip open their scratch free zipper which runs the entire length of the sleeve and you have easy access to your laptop! Choose your fabric and size. Price is $40 at the Flicka website.