10 Dapper Bags for the Working Guy

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(SPOT.ph) It can be tricky to find one that can fit all your work essentials, appears professional, and make you look like the put-together dude that you are. Don’t settle for that ratty old knapsack you found in your closet! We’re here to save the day. From totes to backpacks to briefcases, we round up 10 dapper bags perfect for working guys.

The Vanderbilt (P5,000) from Noble by Xeno

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Nothing screams “serious” more than this leather briefcase from Noble by Xeno. It comes in a rich, dark brown color and has a laptop sleeve, a pen holder, a key holder, and a shoulder strap so you can hang it over your shoulder when you get tired of carrying it by hand.

The Ideal Landscape Tote Bag (P999) from Straightforward

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Perfect for easy days, this sleek leather tote bag from Straightforward can carry all your everyday essentials. It’s big enough to fit a tablet or a book, in case you need something to keep yourself busy when you have downtime.

Saffiano-effect Laptop Case (P1,995) from Mango


If you hate bulky bags and just need something to carry your computer in, then this laptop case from Mango should do the trick. It’s a no-nonsense bag that’s so thin, you won’t even feel like you’re carrying anything!

Smart Black Backpack (P3,995) from Zara

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Who says you can’t look sharp while wearing a backpack? This one from Zara offers a lot of space, perfect for people who carry a lot of things on a daily basis. It has a main compartment for bigger items like laptops, folders, books, et cetera, and a front pocket for easy access to your wallet, keys, IDs, and more.

Urbana (P6,490) from Moshi

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This slim briefcase from Moshi is perfect for the stylish guy. It comes in a unique sandstone beige color and is large enough to fit a 15-inch laptop and a tablet with extra room for books, folders, and other work essentials.

Franco Messenger Bag (P5,000) from School of Satchel

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Here’s a bag you can take from the office to your weekend getaway. This leather messenger bag from School of Satchel is made of full-grain cowhide leather, which means it’s durable and it’ll develop a unique patina. It can fit a notebook, phone, wallet, keys, and your other essentials, and it has a back pocket for your tablet.

Instasafe Backpack Tote (P3,450) from Pacsafe

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Whether you want to wear it as a tote or a backpack, one thing’s for sure: This bag from Pacsafe will keep your things secure, thanks to its slash-proof material and zipper clips. It can fit your laptop, tablet, and other work essentials.

Brisy Briefcase (P11,950) from Samsonite


You won’t believe all the things you’ll be able to fit in this sleek briefcase from Samsonite. It has a compact shape that can fit a 13-inch laptop and has multiple pockets for your files and other essentials. The slim front pocket is where you can store your wallet and keys for easy access.

Folio (P3,800) from Marked


Got a quick meeting out of the office? This tan folio from Marked can carry all your essentials. It has two big pockets for important documents and two small pockets for your phone, wallet, pen, ID, and other small items.

Cavriana (P3,495) from Aldo

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This black briefcase with tan details from Aldo gives off a vintage vibe—perfect if you’re going for an old-school look. It comes with two main compartments, a zip pocket, as well as a detachable shoulder strap in case you want to wear it as a bodybag.

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