Briefcase/Shoulder Bags

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  1. Magman

    Magman Member

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    I have recently had a bit of a fashion renaissance (entered the workforce and all that) and the bags which were perfectly acceptable in college are now...insufficient. I am looking for a briefcase with a shoulder strap (I know, then it isn't really a briefcase) but so far have been unsuccessful.

    So far I have looked at:
    Montblanc- A little too clean. I'm only 22 and this is a bit...dry.

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    Cole Haan A nice bag but not in black. Also, only having the single buckle makes the bag more likely to have a hardware break.

    http://images.colehaan.com//is/image...EComm/SEARCH_A

    Salvatore Ferragamo- Nice stuff, but just not there.
    http://www.salvatoreferragamo.it/en/...=/en/men/bags&

    Each has something I like, but I am really looking for a perfect bag. I want a top-handle, shoulder-strapped all leather bag in black. If anyone has a nice bag I would love suggestions. As I said, this is a first-time purchase, so help from more experienced individuals would be much appreciated. I'm willing to spend up to $800 on this bag. Thanks!
     
  2. athletics

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    I would avoid that clap front, they are a miserable thing to try and open.

    Depending on your price range, check out Glaser Designs on the forum. You won't ever need another bag.
     
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    After I bought my new laptop I was on the hunt for a good leather laptop bag that didn't look like a laptop bag.

    Although there are bags I'd love to purchase from overseas, not very many online retailers will export to Australia, so I fell back on an old store to try, Zelows.

    I measured my laptop, in its Case-Mate protective suit - black leather wrapped around a hard plastic shell - and went shopping.

    I found, much to my pleasant surprise, a bag in the Sab/Sabini range. Briefcase style, shoulder straps, all metal hardware, AU$160.

    The padded centre area looks a little big for my laptop, but in it's Case-Mate suit - which you don't have to take off to use the laptop - they're a perfect match.

    This post may not apply to the original poster, but there may be someone local to me who's looking for this sort of bag.
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  5. rach2jlc

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    Did you do a search of the archives? I think we've got about 50 briefcase/bag threads going, many of which have LOTS of pics and exhaustive lists of brands and types.
     
  6. Magman

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    I did do a search. I was looking for something rather particular, however. I thought I might have more success asking for that, rather than browsing bags at random. But to the people who did reply, Thank you!
     
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    For $800 you might as well get a Glaser Designs bag. They have a model called the Daychest that is the size you seem to be looking for. If I ever saw you on the street, I'd tip my hat and say "what up Glaser buddy".
     
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    For $800 you might as well get a Glaser Designs bag. They have a model called the Daychest that is the size you seem to be looking for. If I ever saw you on the street, I'd tip my hat and say "what up Glaser buddy".
    Hello

    I am a frequent visitor to the Glaser Designs website but I cannot find the day chest. Do they offer it only in the mailed paper catalog?

    Thanks
     
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    Just email them and let them know what you're after - they are very helpful!
     
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    Dunhill sidecar gunmetal briefcase is for $800: [​IMG]
     
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    i use a similar to this prada one, perfect for my laptop, charger docs etc.. although a little expnsive mine is 7 years old and still going strong.
     
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    I just bought one of these from Walden Bags in Brooklyn...

    www.waldenbags.com

    I love it!
     
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    I will third the reccomendation for the Glaser, they are beautiful bags.
     
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    I just bought one of these from Walden Bags in Brooklyn...

    www.waldenbags.com

    I love it!


    I'm seriously considering the Maverick. My main concern (apart from the fairly hefty pricetag): how much does your bag weigh?
     

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