For a very long time, I avoided buying a gym bag. Why? Well, for one, they were universally masculine and bulky. I also wanted steer clear of being saddled with two bags every day as I headed to the office—because there was no way I was going to ditch my work tote, and lugging around an extra bag just for my gym gear seemed like a cumbersome decision. So, as a result, I crammed my cycling shoes, and headband, and sports bra, and water bottle, and leggings into my purse—or, once I arrived at the gym, my work clothes and heels—and the result was pure chaos. One time, while I was trying to fish out my credit card from the bottom of my bag at the grocery store, I inadvertently pulled out a bra instead. Mortifying.
Ultimately I succumbed to the gym bag, and I’ve never looked back. The manly duffels of years past have made way for a new crop of super cute and stylish duffels and totes from major and budget brands alike. And these bags are made to perform, with pockets galore, straps to hold yoga mats, waterproof bags for sweat-drenched clothes, and more. Some of them are even roomy (and cute!) enough to function as your sole bag for the day. Mind-blowing news, we know.
Nike Auralux Print Club
Tommy Hilfiger Training Nylon Tote
Get To Work Gym Bag
Luxe Gym Bag
Studio Duffel Bag
Ban.do After This We're Getting Pizza Gym Bag
Gaiam Everything Fits Recycled Gym Bag
Ideology Duffle Satchel
Lotus&Go Yoga Gym Bag
Remesh Tote Bag
Adidas Squad III Duffel Bag
Poverty Flats by Rian Sport Duffel Bag
Active Athletic Bag
LeSportsac Classic Gym Tote
Mara Hoffman Yoga Rugs Yoga Gym Bag
Keira Metallic Contrast Weekend Gym Bag
Under Armour Women's The Works Gym Bag
Vooray Roadie 16
Stella McCartney Adidas Black Yoga Bag
Balsa 201 Weekender Boxing Bag
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