Any recommendations for leather laptop/messenger bags?

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Hi All,

I'm going to be starting as an analyst at a BB in NYC and am looking for a classic, solid laptop/messenger bag. I'm a big fan of traditional full-grain brown leather with clean lines and nothing too outlandish. Targeting $200-400.

Any links/brands/advice is appreciated. Thanks

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Jun 25, 2018

Leatherology.com.

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Jul 3, 2018

My girlfriend got me a nice wallet from leatherology - fantastic product.

Jun 26, 2018

Campo Marzio has some great products such as this [https://www.campomarzio.it/borsa-porta-documenti-t.... Not sure they ship to the US though.

Jun 27, 2018

Wore my backpack out of work today and my SVP goes, "...You heading to fucking night school with that thing?". When I asked for bag suggestions, she told me, "Just get an Yves Saint Laurent bag"... $1200+

Not a chance, still looking.

Jun 27, 2018

Yeah that's why I want a messenger bag, a backpack is for school kids. Have you found any more affordable options?

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Jun 27, 2018

Got a very durable, very simple black leather Longchamp large briefcase(was a gift, and gotta say a good one). I can fit my laptop and everything I need.

Jun 27, 2018

Tumi. You can get one around $400

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Jun 28, 2018

This. Tumi is the best. They have everything from messenger bags to backpacks to garment bags

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Jun 28, 2018

Prince of Scots Wanderlust Big Bag. I Swear by it. Check it out on Amazon

Jun 27, 2018

Went to their website and they have some really great deals. Love to look of them too. They hold up okay? Seems way too cheap to be quality.

Jun 28, 2018

Have had it for a year and no signs of it breaking down anytime soon

Jun 28, 2018

Tumi, if you're an Investment Banker that is... grab one from the website and initial it BSD.

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

Jun 27, 2018

Some of their leathers look pretty solid. And doing PE at a large MM bank.

Jun 28, 2018

I like a few that Cole Haan carries and they go on sale a lot.

Jun 28, 2018

Loser

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Jul 3, 2018

Stop into Nordstrom rack on 31st, sometimes they have some nice ones. I have a Cole Haan that looks nice and does the job. Also check ebay for some used ones if that's cool with you.

Jul 3, 2018

Can't go wrong with Tumi. I'd prefer backpacks over messenger bags and have had my Tumi one for years with no issues. It's a good, functional brand. Nice enough that no one will ever give you shit about it, but also functional enough that it actually works and you won't worry about scuffing your $1,500 leather backpack from YSL.

Jul 10, 2018

Canali I got a messenger bag that I like a lot for around $300-350.

Jul 10, 2018

Fantastic brand

Dayman?

Jul 10, 2018

Check out Daniel's. Its a guy who is has a kickstarter going to scale his inexpensive but good quality briefcase company. For $150.00 for a leather briefcase you cant go wrong
https://danielsnyc.com/

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Jul 10, 2018

I have a Roots brown leather laptop bag that I get lots of compliments on. Directly in your price range.

Jul 10, 2018

If you have a leather worker or leather repair shop near you, stop in and check out what they offer. I had a messenger bag/satchel made a few years ago and I absolutely love it. It's hard to beat a high-quality handmade bag. It's nothing fancy, but I'm not really a fancy dude so it suits me well. The leather has aged really well and looks better with a little wear-and-tear on it. I can't remember exactly what it cost but I think it was in the neighborhood or $300-$400.

Jul 10, 2018

Got my Ted Baker bag as a gift, love it

Jun 27, 2018

Found some forum posts from a few years ago listed below for anyone else looking.

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/laptop-mess...
https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/looking-for...

Dec 3, 2018

Check for I Medici Firenze (imedicifirenze dot com) they have ** free shipping** and 100% italian briefcases, messengers included.

Dec 3, 2018

Check for I Medici Firenze (imedicifirenze) they have ** free shipping** and 100% italian briefcases, messengers included.