I've been obsessing over the color Emerald for a while now. Not only is it a practical neutral, matching countless outfits, but I really appreciate its sleekness and subtlety.

Rebecca Minkoff MAB Tote

As previously written, I've loved the Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B. Tote as an alternative to the Balenciaga A4 Tote without the big price tag! This bag's aesthetic is simple, functional and chic.

I scored this Emerald (Minkoff color name: Hunter Green) beauty on a Gilt sale for $148--originally $295 not including tax. The Balenciaga A4 currently retails for $1445.

Obviously, the bags are vastly different. The Minkoff has a fabric interior and leather exterior, while the Balenciaga has a hearty suede interior and beautiful supple calfskin exterior. You clearly get what you pay for, but for the price, you can't go wrong with Minkoff's M.A.B. Tote!

Perfect for work, the M.A.B. Tote accommodates a 15" laptop, charger, folders, book, notebook, wallet, and other essentials. I'm surprised at how much it can hold. It is a sturdy bag, ideal for your daily commute.

What's your favorite bag for work? Share in the comments below.