15 Best Designer Lunch Bags

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When I was in high school, every single day I brought my lunch to school. I can still remember what I ate. It makes sense, since I, a true creature of habit, ate the same thing every day for four years. I was roundly mocked for my same day every lunch, but I didn't care. It did the job it was supposed to, and I could always beg cookies off friends if my meal didn't satisfy me.

To transport this boring but nutritious meal, my mom bought me a series of ugly lunch bags that I either lost, threw away, or left in my locker for so long that they molded and took on a stink that no amount of cleaning could ever fully erase. I swore to get better; I even bought cool bags with my own money made from my part-time job, but even that didn't help!

If anything, because I bought them on my own, I felt even less guilt when they went over to the dark side. Eventually, we switched to paper bags, which might be harder on the environment, but facts had to be faced: I just wasn't enough of a grownup to be trusted with a lunch box. 

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Well, all that has changed. I'm now 35, I usually eat something different for lunch every day, and I have been known to hold onto things I buy for months if not years at a time. With that in mind, I decided it was finally time to buckle down, get serious, and buy some totally adorable, totally functional designer lunch bags.

I spend too much money going out to buy my lunch, so I've been making it lately, and there's something so uninspiring and unsanitary about pitching what I make into whatever bag happens to be nearby. That all ends today, my friends!

It's easy to get bogged down in a sea of options when you start to hunt for something like that online. So, having waded through more websites than I care to admit, I'm happy to announce that I can officially cut out the middle man for you. I have found 15 of the best designer lunch bags around, and there's something on this luscious list for everyone. Read on to find the designer lunch bag of your dreams.

1. Kate Spade New York Lunch Tote with Strawberries

This sweet linen bag is totally insulated, making it perfect for lugging lunch to the office, or for packing up your daily supply of snacks. The strawberry print range on Kate Spade extends to other goods too, so you can start a collection. 


2. Budi Kwan Lunch Bag

Why just carry lunch to work like everyone else when you can make your lunch bag a statement with this unique design? Wow everyone around you with this unique design.


3. Emerald and Copper Insulated Neoprene Lunch Bag

Bright, colorful, and with a large capacity, this is the perfect lunch bag for those days you leave the house and don't come home all day. Plus, it's pretty stylish, don't you think?


4. Wonderful Flower Insulated Lunch Box Cooler Bag

Does a print get any cuter than this one? That plus the helpful exterior pocket make this bag a winner. 


5. Sanne Insulated Lunch Bag Box Cooler 

Love the retro look of an old paper lunchbox but want something with staying power? Here ya go! It's almost as cool as carrying a brown bagged lunch.


6. Art of Lunch 'Flock of Birds' Bag

Rather than use one bag, why not invest in a few colorful bags in different sizes to help keep your snacks straight? This lunch bag does just that.


7. 'What's For Lunch?' Crossbody Insulated Lunch Bag Tote

Hate the look of lunch bags but still want to bring your lunch with you? This look-alike purse tote is the key.


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8. HX_HQ Insulated Lunch Bag

Who doesn't love a pop of color and fish print on their luxury lunch bag at such a baller price point? It will make you stand out from the crowd, that's for sure.


9. Baloray Lunch Tote

Durable, sizable, and easy to clean, you can pack up your lunch, know it will stay fresh, and toss your wallet and cell in there too. It doubles as a lunch bag and an everyday purse.


10. Varano Insulated Leak-Proof Lunch Bag

Get yourself a cute and casual striped bag, and rock a retro chic look. 


11. Betsey Johnson Women's Oval Lunch Tote

Channel your inner cartoon princess and rock up to work with this edgy, poofy, two-compartment bag from ya girl Betsey. She's always so fashion-forward!


12. Guzzini Insulated Lunch Bag and Container Set

I don't know about you, but I love the puffy coat look and feel of this bag. Did I mention it comes with insulated glass containers? 


13. Juliette Darras Insulated Lunch Bag

Since when did carrying lunch to work become a runway moment? Since... now! 


14. Perry Mackin Charlie Lunch Bag

Small, low-profile, with plenty of space for all your odds and ends, say it with this gold bag. It's durable and cute, so what more could you ask for?


15. Kipling Kichirou Insulated Lunch Bag

The luxurious rich red tone of this shoulder lunch bag is a huge selling point. Pair that with customer reviews and you've got a real winner. 


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Rebecca Jane Stokes is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York with her cats, Batman and Margo. Her work focuses on relationships, pop culture and news. For more of her work, check out her Tumblr

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