Our First Women's Leather Laptop Bag
The Grand Career Tote is our first women's business handbag. One might ask why, after nearly 20 years of making bags for Apple portables, would we throw our hat into the crowded handbag arena? The inspiration for the original MacCase was that we could do a better job of protecting Apple portables than the generic laptop bags that were available at the time.
With our Grand Career Tote, we think we can do a better job of helping professional, successful women get through their day. By combining a fashion tote with a business handbag into a single elegant solution, our design will keep you better organized, save time and energy and make your busy life less stressful.
To insure this women's leather laptop bag has the style to compete with the best, most expensive European and American fashion handbags, we partnered with American designer and collector Angelina Hart. Working with Angelina, we crafted a timeless vocabulary that makes a visual statement at the same time as it eschews trendiness. Carrying Angelina's name, these are women's leather laptop bags
that can rival any fashion handbag at any price for quality of design, materials and assembly.
Women's Leather Laptop Bags of Unrivaled Style and Functionality
We admit we are not the first company to tackle the idea of making a professional women's business handbag. We were not the first company to make iPad cases either (that was Apple). But according to the folks who purchase them, we have been making the best iPad cases since the original iPad launched.
This same thinking has gone into our Grand Career Tote. At it's heart, MacCase is a design company. Designers solve problems. The solutions to these problems are expressed as products. So questions were asked.
Could we create women's leather laptop bags that:
• Had all the functionality to meet the needs of a 21st century female professional?
• Could protect and transport portable devices and personal items?
• Provide a level of design sophistication and execution far beyond what is available in women's business bags?
• Provide a level of sophistication and quality that would place it on par or above the best fashion tote bags?
• In doing so, would provide an excellent value compared to fashion handbags that provided little functionality?
We feel the answer is a resounding yes!
How was this achieved?
As mentioned above, we partnered with ladies accessory designer Angelina Hart. If Angelina brought the style, MacCase brought the function. This is what makes this women's laptop bag so special. It is the marriage of two unique perspectives, two talents and two skill sets who have produced a business handbag any professional women will be proud to own, use and enjoy for many years.
The Soul of Our Women's Leather Laptop Bag
One of the goals for the new Grand Career Tote was that is should make a bold visual statement of timeless elegance. But the design needed to be much more than a pretty face. The world is full of beautiful handbags that don't really help professional women get through their day. We wanted a bag to function in such a way as to imbue itself into your life. At some point after purchase, we hope to find you saying, "How did I ever live without this bag?"
This is achieved by making it attractive but also by adding value. Value is added by adding features to enhance and enrich your life. One of the signature features is the removable Grand Cosmetic Pouch that keeps your products safe and secluded from any business or personal items you may be carrying.
The pouch can be used with, or separately, from the main bag. For example, it can be carried into your hotel room in place inside the Grand Career Tote, removed and placed on the hotel bathroom vanity. Fully padded and lined, the Pouch is finished in the same exclusive gold striped fabric and cream leather as the interior. Not only does this create an attractive extra case that is included with the bag, but it's construction is ultra lightweight.
The Cosmetic Pouch is not the only area of the bag where weight was minimized. One of the most prominent complaints from professional women is that business handbags are too heavy. A heavy bag doesn't get any lighter when you start adding laptops, tablets, and personal items. With our business handbag, we found a way to construct these women's leather laptop bags that may make this design the lightest bag of it's kind for it's size.
This was achieved by using a certain type of structural foam that is incredibly light (and expensive!), but strong enough to provide the structure that the bag needed. The result is a ladies laptop tote that starts out light and efficient, which is something you will appreciate every time you pick its up.
One of the hallmarks of this new design was to instill the bag with a superior sense of overall quality. MacCase has been making the highest quality leather laptop cases and bags since we created the Apple specific, premium case market in 2007. We know how to do quality.
For our first women's leather laptop bag, the finest hides were chosen and assembled in the most meticulous way. We looked at 15 different color creams before Angelina chose the leather that had the right amount of "pinkish blush". The stripes of our exclusive golden interior liner are "book matched" like the wood in a Rolls Royce, so interior of the bag is calm and serene.
The gold hardware is polished to a mirror like finish. The handle straps are sewn tightly to the anchors to instill a sense of security every time you pick the bag up. The removable Cosmetic Pouch floats into place with a reassuring smoothness only magnets can provide. We could go on and on....
For our first ever women's leather laptop bag we wanted to design more than a bag, we wanted to designed an experience. Hopefully, one that will improve your daily life, bring you joy, inspire you and fuel your passions for living your life to your full potential.
We hope you will enjoy your new Grand Career Tote. We designed it for successful, ambitious, professional women like you.