I get your apprehension about style and bags. You don’t want to be accused of carrying a man purse. That’s all well and good, but if you’re going to develop your own style you’re going to have to take a risk or two. But I want you to be comfortable, so I’m suggesting a “bridge-purchase.” Rather than jump head-first into a utility tote or even something with signature branding or embossment, why not cop this Thompson Small Messenger in a neutral color for the fall. It’s an extremely well made bag, has some subtle touches but won’t scream purse. How’s that sound?
Rich leather and suede are precisely colorblocked for a great graphic effect on this durable new design: a rugged yet tailored messenger with handsome belt buckle closures, a zippered flap pocket for additional storage, and a tough webbing strap that adjusts for a custom fit.
- Fits a laptop well
- has inside pockets
- measures 15 3/4″ (L) x 11 1/4″ (H) x 4 1/2″
Available from Coach.com for $398. Probably cheaper out the coach outlet, by invitation only. Message me for an invite if you like! I typically see 30-60% off on that site.