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Bags might be associated with women, but in this day and age, you can’t simply expect men to leave their homes every morning with just their keys and their phone. No. Men need to lug around stuff wherever they go, too, like their laptops and phones (and their cables and cords), chargers, power banks, lunch, deodorant, there are many things that men need to carry around with them too.

 

The 6 Best Men’s Designer Bags

So, here are our top picks for the best men’s designer bags for work or play.

 

1. Ted Baker Machu Crossgrain Satchel [B07X5W8ZF2]

With the Ted Baker Machu Crossgrain Satchel, you’ll have everything you need from a men’s designer bag in a stylish, functional package. This satchel sports a sharp design that will effortlessly improve your workwear wardrobe. This designer bag provides sharp edges with two straps coming down the side and fastened with stainless-steel buckles. The metal buckling, along with its intelligent design, makes the Ted Baker Machu Crossgrain Satchel a must-have for the style-conscious. It’s available in gray cowhide with the logo patch on the front of the bag. The satchel is not all about looks, though; you also get large divided compartments, which give you plenty of space to carry your essentials.

 

Pros

  • Made from premium quality cowhide
  • High-quality metal buckling
  • Sturdy straps and reinforced lining

 

Cons

  • Does not come with a zipper

 

2. Herschel Gibson Messenger Bag

The Herschel Gibson Messenger Bag has clearly been designed for those with bolder fashion choices. The black and white striped fabric liner goes well with its bold color. This briefcase-style men’s designer bag provides the very best in versatility, allowing the user to carry it as a shoulder bag with its long carrying handles. With plenty of internal organizing compartments and large expandable front pockets, and a padded 15” laptop sleeve, this is one designer bag that you’ll definitely want to invest in.

 

Pros

  • Made with high-quality fabric
  • Comes with black and white striped lining
  • Front compartment
  • Fleece-lined laptop sleeve
  • Zip-convertible luggage rear pocket

 

Cons

  • Not large enough for a 17” laptop

 

3. Tumi Alpha Slim Deluxe Portfolio [B00KFRNZY6]

The Tumi Alpha Slim Deluxe Portfolio has been designed to elevate your style with minimum effort. This work bag sports a premium ballistic nylon construction, so you know right out the box that this bag is built to last. This work bag has also been designed for maximum comfort, whether you’re carrying it to work or while traveling (for work). The long 23” drop allows it to rest comfortably on your side as you hail a cab.

 

One of the main features of the Tumi Alpha Slim Deluxe Portfolio is its U-zip pockets, which provide you with plenty of space to carry all of your essentials. You also get a pocket with a hidden magnetic strap to keep your belongings secure. The back pocket and open pockets mean you can carry more in a compact office bag. Some of the highlights of the internal features are a phone pocket, a padded pocket for your tablet, a few zip pockets, pen loops, and a key leash. You also get the exclusive Tumi tracer.

 

Pros

  • Made with premium quality ballistic nylon
  • Features a U-zip front pocket
  • Zip ticket pocket with hidden magnetic snap
  • Articulating shoulder strap
  • Comes with an Add-a-Bag sleeve

 

Cons

  • No protection at the base

 

4. Filson Briefcase Messenger Bag

The Filson briefcase messenger bag is a great option for the man who loves the outdoors. This classic design works well for both work and play by delivering a modern design that’s stylish and masculine. Some of the highlights of this men’s designer bag are its polished leather finishing and textured canvas that combine to give the bag a nice contrast. This men’s bag is made in the USA, so you know straight away that you’re investing in a quality product that’s going to last a long time.

 

The large size of the Filson Briefcase Messenger bag gives you plenty of space to store your essentials, whether you’re taking it to work or going out of town. The high-quality canvas design is sturdy and will not fade easily. The reinforced sides mean that this bag is one of the toughest options available in the market today. You also get two full-width pockets and dual side pockets, dual leather handles, and a removable cross-body strap, which gives you more than one option to carry this designer messenger bag.

 

Pros

  • Made with high-quality cotton and leather
  • Comes with dual carrying options
  • Large compartments provide plenty of storage
  • Features a water-resistant storm flap for extra protection

 

Cons

  • The classic design is not for those who are looking for a sleek finish

 

5. Fossil Men’s Buckner Leather Trim City Bag

The Fossil Buckner Leather Trip City Bag offers a unique design that looks both stylish and rugged at the same time. Fossil is a brand that has always been synonymous with premium men’s designer bags, and the Buckner Trip City Bag is no exception. The versatile design means that you can use this bag for work or while you’re traveling.

 

Built with 100% synthetic material, this bag offers a robust build quality. The rounded, synthetic lining offers just the right amount of reinforcement to carry whatever is in your bag with ease. With one large exterior and three slip pockets, you’re always going to have enough space. The strap and metal buckling keep your belongings safe and secure at all times.

 

Pros

  • Made using 100% synthetic material
  • Offers a lot of space for essential items
  • Multiple, versatile pockets give you more than one way to store important items

 

Cons

  • Lack of a magnetic pocket strap means that things can fall out of the pocket

 

6. Michael Kors Men’s Kent Nylon Messenger Bag

The Michael Kors Kent Nylon Messenger Bag for men delivers both style and substance in one neat package. The simple design of this messenger bag is an ode to the classic style that we’ve come to know and love.

 

The highlight of this men’s bag is its subtle and elegant design, which shows you that less is more when it comes to designer bags for men. The textured surface of its fabric stands out and is complimented nicely by two sturdy buckles that keep the contents of the bag secure. The cross-body design offers plenty of space with one large and an external zipper pocket. This men’s bag is a great option for those who like to stay stylish, but not brag about it.

 

Pros

  • Made with high-quality nylon
  • Features two sturdy buckles
  • Comfortable cross-body strap
  • One large compartment offers plenty of space
  • Durable and well-built zipper.

 

Cons

  • The style of the bag might not be to everyone’s liking
  • The bag doesn’t have as many pockets as some of the other bags on this list

 

Our Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. These were our top picks for the best men’s designer bags that you can invest in right now.  While there are plenty of options to choose from when it comes to men’s designer bags in the market or online, these should give you a good idea of what to look for the next time you’re scoping the market for a new bag.

 

About Rachel

Hey, how are you doing?!? I'm Rachel, one of the founders of Bag Vanity. I love classic designer handbags and typically stick to earth tones and basic colored bags. My go-to bag is my trusted hobo purse. Love it!

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