The bag that accompanies us to the office and everywhere else in between has to be sturdy. Something that can withstand the constant jamming of our smartphone, wallet, and other prized possessions without losing face value.

It also has to turn heads.

Structured bags are making a comeback this spring while winking at trimmings of timely hues, color-blockings galore, and slithers of python. Splurging in a rocky economy is ill-advised but we consider these purchases an investment in your foundation for a brighter future tomorrow.

And if anyone asks how you’re fairing in this market, just tell them your stock options come with a certificate and a premium dust bag. —Nicole Miles