From clutches to totes to satchels, women have a ton of options when it comes to lugging their items around. But who says guys can’t have the same variety? Sure, you probably have a canvas backpack, but the market is littered with dapper carryalls to suit every occasion. Whether you’re heading to the gym or ready to tackle the work day, we’ve got your back with briefcases, duffels and messenger bags. They all have a classic style you’ll be proud to rock on a daily basis and the price tags won’t put a strain on your wallet.
For the Trendsetter:
William Rast Camo Canvas and Leather Messenger Briefcase, ($62.40, bluefly.com)
When a camo print and a leather bag collide, you get this statement-making William Rast briefcase.
For the Rising CEO:
For days at the office or a killer interview, show your sophisticated business style with this grown man messenger bag.
For Mr. Always On-the-Go:
Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag, ($90, fredperry.us)
This isn’t your typical canvas gym bag. It also works well as a carry-on when traveling.
For the Effortless Style Guy:
Ben Sherman Medium Fabric Bag, ($45, yoox.com)
A casual day of errands calls for this Ben Sherman bag, which effortlessly adds color to your wardrobe.
For the Prepster:
It’s large enough to fit your essentials, neutral enough to pair with any outerwear and features faux leather trim. What’s not to love?
—Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and budget style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She dishes on fashionable, affordable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is, “your style is never determined by your wallet.” Follow her on Twitter @FlyonaDime.