I'm always on the lookout for a pretty bag — bonus points if it's made to hold my laptop, too! The Modern Waxed Canvas Backpack ($94) from Brooklyn Industries doubles as a tote bag and safely stores your laptop (leaving plenty of room for other stuff). Exterior waxed canvas keeps the bag's contents dry, and the flannel-lined interior is soft and stylish.
The interior laptop sleeve holds computers up to 15 inches and contains extra padding, for safety. It's perfect for bike commuting too — wear it as a backpack to go hands-free or use it like a traditional tote. Bonus: it comes with a limited lifetime warranty.