If you walk out the door in the morning armed with all the essentials to take you from HIIT class to office to happy hour, you know the struggle of finding a bag big enough to fit your arsenal that still looks profesh.
Sound familiar? Then this news is going to be a total game-changer. Insta-famous brand MZ Wallace just dropped a capsule collection (aptly titled New Years Resolution) of fitness-focused carryalls, which means you’re about to see them on the arms of activewear-toting cool girls everywhere.
Featuring debut styles plus classic faves in fresh new prints, each it-bag expertly balances fashion with function. Basically, your work-appropriate bag and workout duffel just had a baby.
So if your 2018 resolution is to actually use your gym membership this year (or to add a few extra classes to your routine), why not also resolve to arrive at the the studio serving a look?
Scroll down to learn more about each of the 8 game-changing pieces.
Definitely not your average backpack. With tons of pockets, nylon lining (shout out, easy cleanup!), and a laptop compartment, this sporty workhorse is perfect for when you want to go hands-free (but still have all your essentials on-hand). Citi bike ride to work, anyone?
Meet your new take-everywhere partner in crime. Whether you’re heading to your favorite spin studio or out of town for the weekend, you’ll be able to fit all your must-haves in this leather-trimmed duffel (plus your patent ankle boots, just in case).
Your yoga mat deserves to travel in style, too (it’s been there for you through all those stress-relieving flows and failed inversion attempts, afterall). The Matt Bag now comes in a new, chic hue with a reflective stripe and is large enough to fit even the squishiest mats. Plus, with a handy zip pocket on the side, you won’t have to worry about carrying multiple bags and getting tangled up in straps (been there).
If you’re really trying to Marie Kondo your bag this tiny tote will be your go-to. But don’t be fooled by its small exterior—inside, the compact cross-body boasts six (6!) interior pockets and a removable travel pouch to keep your goodies organized, with plenty of extra room to store your essentials. But what more do you need besides lip balm, deodorant, and dry shampoo, anyway?
It wouldn’t be an MZ Wallace collection without a Metro Tote. Everyone’s favorite gem now comes in a jewel-tone shade with a brand new reflective stripe (hello, after-dark walk home from spin class), but still features all the bells and whistles that make it the supreme workout-to-work bag.
Purse or gym bag: Who says it can’t be both? This cross-body satchel holds everything you need, and keeps it organized with handy outer zipper pockets—so you won’t be fishing for a hair-tie in the bottom compartment one minute before class starts.
You have a gym bag, but do you have a Jim Bag? This weekender-sized duffel (made of MZ Wallace’s signature quilted nylon fabric for an extra luxe look) will be your most stylish travel companion, even if your journey is just a couple blocks to the nearest yoga studio.
This mini version is just as cool, but more streamlined. The efficient size is perfect for when you’re feeling minimalistic—AKA you aren’t bringing your blowdryer, straightener, and curling iron to the locker room.
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