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Bugatti Briefcase


Jun 25, 2012
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I bought this vintage black leather briefcase from Goodwill for about $10--the first leather briefcase I've ever bought. The brand logo says Bugatti and that led me to www.bugatti.ca. This site is one of the most mysterious retail sites I've ever seen; for what seems like such a high volume kind of store, there is no published information about their company, phone number to call, or even a customer service email. I sent an email them to find out if they had any info on this bag, but have not heard back. This model has probably long since been discontinued, but this seems to be the closest successor (though my bag does not have a padded laptop section).

Has anyone had any experiences with these bags? From what I can tell, the leather is buttery soft and the bag has been well used, and the coil zippers, while they feel a bit flimsier than I'm used to, were probably considered fairly standard back in the day and currently work perfectly. The bag has two gussets, and the bottom of the bag has a stiff platform that folds upwards into the bag when it's empty. The rear compartment has 3 divided sections for files, and the front main section is just open. Two front pockets, one zip-around and the other along the bottom, have the organizational system. The inside is lined with nylon, I think, and metal hardware for the shoulder strap appears to be brass..

So it's a pretty large bag (in my opinion; it's about 18x11x7.5), but I carry lunch and a laptop every day, so I felt like I needed the space. I wish I could get by with a 4" wide sleek brief, but I think I would just make it look obese. I bought it thinking that it looks much more professional than the filled-to-the-brim black Duluth Scout Pack I've been using for work, and that it can hold things I need for work during the week and then do overnighter duties on the weekends. My office is very casual--the most dressed up bag is an orange timbuk2 messenger bag that my male executive director uses (and I'm the only other male in this female-dominated office), and everyone else uses backpacks or totes.

What do you think? Ugly POS? Should've saved up for a Filson? (Actually I have an Otter Green Zippered Tote on the way, but I'm not sure I'll like the long handles or be happy with the lack of organization).

I apologize for the horrible photos; my photography skills do not go beyond point-and click.

Thanks for the feedback!


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