It might not be cheap, but at least the extra money you'll spend on the Apolis Activism Philanthropist Tote ($300) goes to something other than lining the pockets of a wealthy designer. Handcrafted in California, this upscale tote offers a front pocket with pen holders and a key clip, a brass zipper with leather pull, leather handles, a reinforced base, canvas lining, and outer construction of 17.5 oz army canvas from Uganda, meaning that your purchase helps to create and sustain economic opportunities for developing economies, which is surely better than helping to sustain some rich bastard's gambling addiction.
Handmade in the U.S. by Amish leather workers, the Billykirk Laptop Flight Bag ($300) might cost as much as a cheap laptop, but it's surely more stylish. The bag is made from waxed canvas and leather, and offers padding for the laptop inside, a single interior pocket for stashing chargers, cords, and other goodies, adjustable shoulder straps, and a striking navy and black color scheme. Just don't go expecting this "flight" bag to keep you from having to pull out your laptop for airport security — we're pretty sure you could have a clear laptop inside a clear case and they'd still want a full cavity search.