We may not miss the questionable contents of
packed lunches past (we're looking at you Lunchables), but we do miss the conveniently compact and proudly totable vessels they came in. Bringing lunch to work as an adult is a challenge. For starters, we're packing it ourselves now — and that faithful Pink Power Rangers insulated lunchbox? May it RIP. Throwing leftovers into sad plastic bags that are then shoved inside our work totes has turned too many a meal into a squished mess. It's time to turn our techniques back.
Ahead, we've curated a list of the cutest, most adult-
acceptable lunch boxes out there — from chill $10 cooler bag steals to chicer waxed canvas takes on the brown bag classic. Click on to join us in bringing back lunch pride with some much needed swag and packing ease. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
Brighten up your desk with this punchy, citrus-print lunch-packing duo.
Kate Spade New York
insulated tumbler & insulated lunch tote set, $48, available at
This oh-so-chic, canvas-style lunch tote comes crafted with a removable insulated lining and bonus pocket for storing your reusable cutlery.
Lunch Poche Bag, $44, available at
Instead of carrying our tupperware lunches in plastic grocery bags, we'll be slinging them over our shoulders in eco-friendly style with this reusable, ripstop nylon shopper from BAGGU.
Reusable Nylon Grocery Tote, $10, available at
This sleek black sack is athleisure-style lunch packing at its finest.
Richmond Lunch Sack, $38, available at
We love the calming lilac color of this simply chic canvas and mesh-pocketed lunch bag from ban.do.
What's for Lunch? Square Lunch Bag - Lilac, $25, available at
Lunch packers who bike to work, rejoice — this U.S.-made tote comes with a durable waterproof lining and clip-lock design for secure commuting.
Eco-Friendly Insulated Lunch Tote, $25.99, available at
We love this colorful waxed canvas take on the brown bag lunch
so much, that we plan to give it dual use as an avant-garde evening clutch. WAAM Industries
Waxed Canvas Lunch Bag, $24, available at
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This streamlined lunch holder comes complete with a zipper closure and a sloth-doing-yoga-print for secure and stylish toting.
Yoga Sloth Print Lunch Tote White, $7.99, available at
Stay on trend with this pastel-hued, tie-dye tote made from durable technical weave materials with a gleaming gold-tone zipper accent.
Stoney Clover Lane
Lunch Box, $54, available at
Pack your lunch minimalist style with one of these sleek bento boxes that contain a conveniently compartmentalized interior.
Bento Box, $29, available at
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With a removable shoulder strap, this crossbody duffle-like bag made from durable neoprene with a performance air-mesh lining will tote your lunch (and other essentials) from work to happy hour incognito-style.
Landon Carryall, $95, available at
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If you're more of an old-fashioned style lunch packer, then this hammered metal lunch pail is classic perfection.
Cost Plus World Market
Hammered Metal Tiffin Lunch Box, $9.99, available at
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STATE's insulated lunchboxes (for kids
and adults) come in a sophisticated array of shiny styles and compact sizes. State
Rodgers Lunch Box, $38, available at
For the luxury lunch packer — this oversized, Italian meal clutch is made from stylish transparent vinyl complete with a structured leather base and magnetic closure opening.
Lunch Bag Transparent Vinyl Clutch, $86.99, available at
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Make a packed-lunch statement with Herschel's reflective lunch box in vivid hot-pink.
Herschel Supply Co.
Reflective Lunch Box, $39.99, available at
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These printed melamine boxes are the stylish solution for keeping your packed sandwich from its otherwise squished-inside-a-plastic-bag fate.
Tropical Bamboo Melamine Lunch Box, $20, available at
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