Over the past few weeks like many of you I’ve been thinking about moms, teachers and kids. What will school look like? How does everyone stay safe? Now I have very few answers except I have learned that one thing that helps my anxiety is concentrating on things I can control. That means SHOPPING, just kidding well kind of.
I have been looking around for the best outfits and items that are machine washable so for all the teachers and essential workers that ARE headed into situations where you will want to sanitize after a long day you have some options. When I talked about outfits though (full posts to come) I had some requests for washable bags.
Makes perfect sense if you are headed to school or work with potential COVID-19 breakouts might as well be able to wash EVERYTHING. I have rounded up several bags (at all different price points) that look great at work but can be tossed in the washing machine when you get home.
Baggallini New Classic Any Day Tote $99-$85 When I started researching washable bags I first thought about this brand that is known for their travel bags! This classic tote comes in some super fun colors and prints (this is actually a black leopard) has a bunch of zippers, pockets and crossbody strap. They have a ton of different styles but it is just a few in the lightweight nylon that are machine washable. Care instructions: First remove the included RFID wristlet, then set your washing machine to the gentle cycle. Heat can be damaging to nylon fabrics so we recommend air drying, as it is more gentle
BAGGU Cloud Bag $52-$42 Another brand I immediately thought of is who makes my packable small grocery bags. When Austin went bag-less a few years ago I had these stashed all over. I checked out their selection and found this fun bigger tote is also packable and machine washable. The downfall to this style is it has less pockets and detailing to organize. Care instructions: Machine wash cold and line dry to use your favorite Baggu for years and years.
Rothy’s The Essential Tote $275 If you love their shoes did you know that Rothy’s has amazing bags that are also machine washable?! I was floored then wanted all of them. Like their popular shoes these bags are made from recycled plastic and have super fun prints. I posted the tan because it’s the most classic but y’all go check out the CAMO! Care instructions: Our bags are fully machine-washable. Remove the base insert and place it, alongside The Essential Tote, inside the accompanying wash bag. Toss the wash bag into the washing machine. Use cold water, mild detergent and the delicate cycle. No heat, please. Let your bag air dry.
JuJuBe All Purpose Diaper Bag Backpack $45.50 This brand is what I had when my daughter was born as a diaper bag! I was sold because they are fully machine washable and YES I washed mine a ton and it held up great. So I was happy to see that they have a few less “baby” looking options with tons of pockets and zippers at a great price. Check out all their styles on their website with a TON of styles and color options. Care instructions: We designed these bags with waterproof fabric with spills and messes in mind. Machine washable for convenient, easy cleaning!
BAGGU School Backpack $35 So remember the cloud bag from earlier?! Well this is it’s thicker, backpack style sister. Still machine washable but it’s a thicker 100% heavyweight nylon. Has one slip pocket and one exterior zipper pocket so not a ton of bells and whistles but a good price. Care instructions: Machine wash cold and line dry to use your favorite Baggu for years and years.
Rothy’s The Handbag $350 Now if I didn’t tempt you with the Rothy’s tote then maybe you will be in love with this handbag! This is a little more structured with a top handle and crossbody strap. Like all Rothy’s this is made from recycled plastic and fully machine washable. Care instructions: Our bags are fully machine-washable. Remove the base insert and place it, alongside The Essential Tote, inside the accompanying wash bag. Toss the wash bag into the washing machine. Use cold water, mild detergent and the delicate cycle. No heat, please. Let your bag air dry.
Baggallini East West Tote $70 If you want a bag with great organization this is the one for you! Two separate smaller file/ laptop areas and then a bigger open area. This has a crinkle nylon exterior and polyester interior and comes with a wristlet. Care instructions: To wash, remove wristlet, place in a washing bag or pillow case, and wash in warm water with mild detergent. Stuff pockets to maintain shape while airdrying.
Vera Bradley Women’s Microfiber Vera Tote Bag $130-$65 While I’m not a huge Vera Bradley person when I saw this tote that comes in classic solid colors and a fully washable microfiber diamond pattern I was impressed. This has a lot of good interior pockets for organization but still lightweight. Care instructions: MACHINE WASHABLE MICROFIBER — Made from sleek & lightweight microfiber, these solid colors bring style & function to your everyday life
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