Please help me find the ultimate black leather messenger bag
February 14, 2011 8:22 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for the ultimate black leather messenger bag. I love the everything about this one, but I've read mixed reviews of the brand's quality. Can you help me find similar bags from other manufacturers?

I've read some previous bag-filter questions, but I haven't found quite what I'm looking for. I want a unisex or slightly feminine messenger bag which I can load full of textbooks for university whilst still looking professional at the office. I particularly like the nerdy school-satchel vibe of the bag linked above, so I'm looking for bags which are similar but possibly better-constructed.
posted by embrangled to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Argh, typo. My apologies.
posted by embrangled at 8:41 PM on February 14, 2011

Best answer: The Cambridge Satchel Company has been mentioned on here before, and I filed it away as a source of fetching purple leather; it was the first thing I thought of when I saw what you'd linked to. A bit plainer, but, certainly a "nerdy school-satchel vibe."
posted by kmennie at 8:44 PM on February 14, 2011

Sent you a memail.
posted by analog at 8:50 PM on February 14, 2011

I know a guy who handmakes leather goods and he just finished a black leather messenger bag prototype. If you wanted to customize a bag and have it all your own he might be the guy to turn to.
posted by komara at 8:59 PM on February 14, 2011

Best answer: I have one of these, and I love it.
posted by holterbarbour at 9:01 PM on February 14, 2011

Kenneth Cole?
posted by artdrectr at 9:26 PM on February 14, 2011

Given that you haven't given a price limit, I'm just going to say that this Mulberry messenger bag looks like the one you linked and is probably one of the best quality (and most beautiful) bags you can get. It will last you forever.
posted by coraline at 12:53 AM on February 15, 2011

I don't have this particular bag, but everything I have touch from Saddleback Leather Company has been extremely durable and they have a 100 year warranty.
posted by DJWeezy at 5:24 AM on February 15, 2011

I don't have the bag DJWeezy linked, but I do have one of their briefcases and it is fantastic.
posted by Silvertree at 6:54 AM on February 15, 2011

I love my Visconti leather bag (18716 - Berlin) , and it has a similar sort of aesthetic to the bag you linked. Mine's in brown, but similar black models are the 1929 - Oxford or the 15027 - Cambridge.
posted by kittenmarlowe at 7:02 AM on February 15, 2011

Best answer: I have a fossil messenger bag and it has been very sturdy and I love it.
posted by kch at 8:17 AM on February 15, 2011

Look up saddleback leather co...can't get a better quality bag anywhere.....
posted by knockoutking at 4:16 PM on February 15, 2011

Response by poster: Thanks so much for all your suggestions. I'm now watching a few Fossil and vintage Coach bags on eBay, with a particular eye on one like this.
posted by embrangled at 12:03 AM on February 17, 2011

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