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Bags, Handbags

7 Types of “Man Purse” Every Guy Needs 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - November 17, 2022

Man purses or man bags aren't the cliches they used to be. Today, men of all sexual orientations feel confident sporting somewhere to stash their phones, wallet, keys, and whatever else they please.

To help you shop, we've highlighted the seven types of man bags every man should own.

7 Types Of Must-Have Bags For The Modern Man

The Functional Belt Bag or Fanny Pack

01

Out of 14

Celine Homme Logo-Print Cotton-Gabardine and Mesh Belt Bag

Celine Homme Logo-Print Cotton-Gabardine and Mesh Belt Bag

Source: Mr Porter

Celine Homme's Logo-Print Belt Bag makes the perfect complement to all your casual outfits. Crafted from army-green cotton-gabardine and mesh, it has a distinctly utilitarian vibe. Zippered pockets and mesh compartments offer plenty of space to stash your stuff, while a white Celine logo across the front and along the adjustable strap shows off your superior tastes.

Material

Army-green and white cotton-gabardine and mesh

Dimensions

7.3" h x 14.6" w

02

Out of 14

Coach League Signature Mixed-Print Leather Belt Bag

Coach League Signature Mixed-Print Leather Belt Bag

Source: Nordstrom

Keep your belongings close by in style with this Coach League Signature Mixed-Print Leather Belt Bag. Thanks to an adjustable buckled strap, the versatile leather man purse can be worn at the waist or slung across your chest. Its bold, contrasting prints instantly elevate any outfit, casual or otherwise.

Material

Leather

Dimensions

N/A

The Convenient Crossbody Purse

03

Out of 14

Carhartt Work in Progress Small Essentials Bag

Carhartt Work in Progress Small Essentials Bag

Source: Nordstrom

This Carhartt Work in Progress Small Essentials Bag defies conventional notions of what a "man bag" should be. The compact crossbody bag is crafted from water-repellant duck canvas with ample pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. Sling it across your chest to keep your phone, wallet, keys, and sunglasses handy while you're out and about. Say goodbye to overstuffed pockets and hello to a superior organization.

Material

Polyester

Dimensions

5" W x 7" H x 2 1/2" D, 11"– 22" convertible strap drop

04

Out of 14

Tumi Voyager Ruma Nylon Crossbody Bag

Tumi Voyager Ruma Nylon Crossbody Bag

Source: Nordstrom

Tumi's Voyager Ruma Nylon Crossbody Bag was made with travel in mind. Use it to keep your passport handy for airport security and your cellphone and wallet safe while navigating crowded tourist attractions. Inside the leather-trimmed nylon bag, you'll find interior pockets, card slots, and a practical key clip.

Material

Nylon With Leather Trim

Dimensions

5" W x 7 1/2" H x 3" D, 14" - 26" convertible strap drop

The Versatile Messenger Bag

05

Out of 14

Valentino Small VLOGO Leather Messenger Bag

Valentino Small VLOGO Leather Messenger Bag

Source: Nordstrom

Valentino's Small VLOGO Leather Messenger Bag is a smart and stylish addition to any modern man's wardrobe. Each bag is artisanally crafted in Italy from richly-grained leather and gleaming Valentino hardware. A magnetic snap front closure, interior wall pocket, and adjustable crossbody strap ensure all your belongings stay secured within arm's reach.

Material

Leather

Dimension

10 1/2" W x 6 1/2" H x 2 1/2" D

06

Out of 14

The Row Slouchy Banana Leather-Trimmed Shell Messenger Bag

The Row Slouchy Banana Leather-Trimmed Shell Messenger Bag

Source: Mr Porter

The Row is a New York City-based luxury label known for crafting high-end, minimalist essentials like this Slouchy Banana Messenger Bag. It's cut with a distinctive, banana-like shape that sits close to the body for a more comfortable fit. Constructed with a durable nylon shell, adjustable webbing shoulder strap, and supple leather trim, it skillfully meets the demands of everyday life.

Material

Navy shell and cow leather

Dimensions

8.3" h x 14.6" w

The Elevated Backpack

07

Out of 14

Montblanc Meisterstück Leather Backpack

Montblanc Meisterstück Leather Backpack

Source: Nordstrom

This Meisterstück Leather Backpack from Montblanc is not your average hiking backpack. It's expertly crafted from soft, full-grain Italian leather in a compact, minimalist design marked with tasteful branding. An exterior pocket, interior zip and wall pockets, and practical pen loops make it an excellent alternative to your traditional briefcase.

Material

Leather

Dimensions

15 1/2” H x 12” W x 6 1/2” D

08

Out of 14

Rag & Bone Leather Commuter Backpack

Rag & Bone Leather Commuter Backpack

Source: Nordstrom

Rag & Bone's Leather Commuter Backpack is for the man who's always on the go. Its roomy interior has all the organizational features you could ask for: a padded laptop section, a key clip, zippered pockets, and more. Crafted from high-end Italian leather or suede, its functional design doesn't fall one bit short on style.

Material

Leather

Dimensions

16" H x 12" W x 6" D

The Do-It-All Tote Bag

09

Out of 14

Filson Leather-Trimmed Cotton-Canvas Tote Bag

Filson Leather-Trimmed Cotton-Canvas Tote Bag

Source: Mr Porter

Easy to carry. This Filson's Leather-Trimmed Cotton-Canvas Tote Bag can truly do it all. The functional tote bag is crafted from water- and abrasion-resistant cotton canvas with numerous pockets inside and a reinforced base to support heavier items. Saddle-grade leather handles add a sophisticated finishing touch without compromising the durability required for everyday use.

Material

cotton-canvas

Dimensions

13.8" h x 18.9" w, 10.2" Handle Length

10

Out of 14

Saint Laurent Noe Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag

Saint Laurent Noe Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag

Source: Mr Porter

Upgrade your office style with this Noe Logo-Embossed Leather Tote Bag from Saint Laurent. The luxe black leather tote bag features classic top handles, simple snap fastenings, and enough room inside to fit everything you need for the day. A 'Rive Gauche' Saint Laurent logo embossed on the side hails back to the house's archival designs of the late 60s.

Material

Black leather

Dimensions

14.2" h x 18.9" w, 6.7" Handle Length

The Classic Briefcase

11

Out of 14

Salvatore Ferragamo Revival Leather Briefcase

Salvatore Ferragamo Revival Leather Briefcase

Source: Bloomingdales

You'll instantly feel more put-together and professional walking into the office with this Salvatore Ferragamo Revival Leather Briefcase in hand. Made in Italy from the finest black or brown leather with a durable fabric lining. Interior and exterior pockets keep your laptop, documents, tech accessories, and personal items neatly organized. The outer luggage strap slips easily over the extendable handle of your suitcase when you head out for a weekend conference.

Material

Leather

Dimensions

14.5" W x 2.25" D x 11" H, 18" Adjustable shoulder strap

12

Out of 14

Gucci Leather-Trimmed Monogrammed Coated-Canvas Briefcase

Gucci Leather-Trimmed Monogrammed Coated-Canvas Briefcase

Source: Nordstrom

While Gucci's Leather Trimmed Monogrammed Coated-Canvas Briefcase was designed with work outfits in mind, it's stylish enough to use outside the office. The slim document case features a padded tablet compartment and tons of interior pockets and compartments to keep chargers, writing utensils, and other small objects tidy. Keep the removable webbing shoulder strap tucked inside for times when you need to go hands-free.

Material

black leather

Dimensions

11.4" h x 14.2" w, 4.3" Handle Length

The Practical Weekend Bag or Duffle Bag

13

Out of 14

Herschel Supply Co. Duffle Bag

Herschel Supply Co. Duffle Bag

Source: Nordstrom

Every man needs a reliable duffle bag in their repertoire. Designed to keep your belongings organized and protected, this Herschel Supply Co. Duffle Bag is ideal for long days, overnight stays, and short trips. It's equipped with double carrying handles, a removable shoulder strap, top zip closure, and an exterior shoe compartment.

Material

100% polyester

Dimensions

20 ½" W x 11" H x 9 ½" D, 8 ½" strap drop

14

Out of 14

Fossil Defender Leather Duffle Bag

Fossil Defender Leather Duffle Bag

Source: Nordstrom

Fossil's Defender Leather Duffle Bag is the type of leather bag you keep for life. Its timeless top-handle design is crafted from rich, full-grain leather that only looks better with age. Bold brass hardware adds to the weekender's vintage appeal. An adjustable shoulder strap and multiple pockets add a functional finish that withstands the test of time.

Material

Leather

Dimensions

19 ¾" W x 11 ½" H x 9 ½" D


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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