by Joe Henry | March 26, 2019
For an incentive reward to make a lasting impact, it should be something that can serve as a regular reminder of the recipient's accomplishments. An item that can be slung over a winner's shoulder, hold their necessities and go anywhere they go -- in fashionable style -- would certainly fit the bill, and that's what makes purses and totes ideal options as incentive rewards. 

Since Incentive Concepts acquired Elite Creations, it now has access to tons of aspirational luxury brands, including Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff and Salvatore Ferragamo.

For a touch of rusticity that still retains its city chicness, there's the Millbrook Wallet and Market Tote grouping from Lauren by Ralph Lauren ($326). The Market Tote is a large canvas bag sporting sophisticated black leather straps. It's designed for carrying everyday items, and its lined interior has two zip pockets and three slip pockets. It's complemented by a sleek wallet made of black pebbled leather. 


For the employee who's more bohemian than rustic chic, check out Kate Spade's BoHo Floral tote grouped with the Cameron Street Lacey leather wallet in plum ($456). This work bag carries all the essentials, but it's not so large it sacrifices streamlined style. It's also incredibly sturdy without being too heavy. But practicality aside, what makes this bag truly pop is its trendy floral patterning, evocative of spring, without feeling stodgy. Complementing this bag is the Cameron Street Lacey wallet in plum, a spacious container for cards, cash and receipts, made with a durable zipper.

Prefer the biker look? Then check out Rebecca Minkoff's Moto Pouch and Satchel grouping ($400) in black. Made of leather and accented with silver hardware, the tote is spacious and roomy, and it'll look good anywhere it goes. Its tassels add a touch of femininity, slightly softening the bag so it's not too edgy. It's packaged with a matching pouch that can house an ID and cards. It's the sort of grouping that'll look good whether you're running errands around town by day in jeans and a T-shirt or partying it at night in whatever's the cutting edge in style.

Finally, for those who want something both extremely practical yet luxe, there's the Salvatore Ferragamo Minerva Hobo Bag in black ($1,990). Slouchy and soft, constructed of supple leather, this is the perfect bag for someone who evokes effortless style without seeming to try too hard. It's beautifully constructed, yet big enough to carry everyday items. It's specifically designed for the woman who has to do a lot, needs to look great doing it -- and has already done enough to deserve this bag!