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Thoughts? Is it ok to show up with it in the office?

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I’m genuinely curious why a bag (especially a fun one like this) can be deemed unacceptable? You usually walk in and put it away anyway don’t you? Not wearing it around all day. It’s not anything bad, just light colors with a flower?

I also agree with D3, the more that people branch out and bring fun things, the more normal it will be.

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Thanks for your perspective LA1! I’m getting a different vibe that regardless of outfit it’s unprofessional for work, hence why I asked

Depends on the workplace and client I think. In most cases I think this would be no problem at all! But if I showed up with this on government client site it would be pretty inappropriate - like flashing money those clients don’t have (even SES tops out below $200k and GS15 tops out at $143k) and it makes them wonder why they’re spending so much money on your project.

Anecdote: I wore a (fake) Hermès belt to client site one day and our SES client noticed and commented something like “wow must be nice to be making all that money, no wonder you guys are charging us so much.” She was obv bitter considering I make like 30% of what she does and it was fake (lol) but it shows that people notice and may not think great things.

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No?

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My rule of thumb is if I have to ask, it's probably a no. My second rule of thumb is no one cares as much as I think they do, so if you like it, flaunt it and manifest yourself on a beach somewhere.

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Wow I’m surprised at the no’s... I can see one working with light colored suits. Does anyone actually call people out for an “unprofessional” handbag? People suck lol

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I vote yes! Only good can come from more and more people bringing their authentic selves to work. Worst case scenario - people respect you less? Maybe? Best case scenario - you contribute to a work environment where people feel more comfortable to be themselves.

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Love this! I’ve definitely seen a shift over the last few years at my office - as a few people start to be more authentic, others follow!

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Fine with me. Folks on here be so worried bout how their hating ass coworkers will judge what they wear. The ppl on this thread are the silent haters. Nothing about this is unprofessional. If folks dont like the color cool but to say its unprofessional is a huge reach. Cop the bag if you like it OP!

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This!!! 👏🏾

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No offense to LV but r they ok

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I honestly stopped giving a damn what people in the office thought a long time ago. If you like it, rock it girl! 👏🏾

For reference, I work in a client facing private equity role.

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Where do u work? At Fb you’ll b fine. In fact, ppl might even comment on it (ex. Cool bag!)

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So cute I’m shocked by the nos

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I also agree that the bag is super cute, but idk I can’t really see it in office setting. I think it’s the large LV logos that’s doing it for me (and this coming from a person who does not mind logos). At the same time, do I think it’s some kind of professional faux pas to bring it to work? Absolutely not. Just feel that it’s not the most *professional* work bag. But, again, depends on your office vibe.

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Wouldn’t

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Depends on where you work. I’d say probably not office appropriate, but totally agree with what someone else said that no one notices your bag as much as you think they do.

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I say show up with any purse you want to the office.

That being said, the design of that purse looks very dated to me. Pink on blue, gradients and giant logos are very early 2000’s.

But hey, do whatever makes you happy.

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The 2000s are back!!

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No. Especially not to a client site.

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I have literally gotten in trouble for having a coffee cup from the Ritz (it wasn’t even a nice Ritz, sometimes they honestly are cheaper than other hotels with our company rate) so I can’t even imagine carrying a flashy bag to the client site. And no, they aren’t paying for your purse the way they are paying for your hotel but I’ve gotten plenty of “oh if you drive a BMW we must be paying you too much” kind of jokes.

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For me its less the color, more the logo. But then again, I'm not a fan of logos anywhere so that might be it

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I’d lose the hang tag thing

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Fabulous tote. Just take the flower off when you wear it to the office, and it’ll be perfect for summer.

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Why should you to take the flower off?

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I can imagine professional outfits that go well with this bag, but they are limited. It has more of a gym bag vibe

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Thanks all, was interesting see other folks perspective. I work at big 4 west region. decided to go for it but for travel/weekend trips when i do need to have a lot to carry with me. Will look for another one for office (i have a black lv, but seems boring for summer). Will appreciate any recommendations though

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For travel/weekend trips I would rather recommend boring Tumi Voyageur, cause carrying a tote with a tons of stuff is not healthy for your back. I used to travel 50% of the time, and that along with airplane chairs effect tend to accumulate with time, and hit you when you less expect it. Ask then you can get yourself any tote you like.

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