Most women’s laptop bags we see function as a computer carrier first, fashion accessory second. The $80 Mobile Edge Cutebug Sheba reverses that order: it’s a cute bag that you can also use to carry your laptop. Created in partnership with Chicago-based Maddie Powers, the bag’s vinyl front flap features a striking image taken from a midcentury pulp magazine. Inside, a removable laptop sleeve provides a modicum of protection for your machine, and a handful of organizer pockets keep pens and other items contained.
The vintage magazine cover art on the flap of the Cutebug Sheba provides a lot of its appeal. Against a pink backdrop, a pinup girl looks out at you while resting her head on a manicured hand. The cover line next to her reads, “Kisses and more kisses”; above her, on the top of the bag, you see the magazine’s title in red: LOVE Short Stories. The overall effect is quite girly, but in a funky way. The bag’s back panel is made of black velvet, while the rest of the bag is made of typical black nylon. Two pockets on the sides–one with a Velcro flap, the other mesh–can hold a cell phone or an MP3 player and a small bottle of water.
Check out the entire review of the Sheba on CNET.