While your girlfriend may have a mountain of bags large enough to rival the emotional baggage that comes from being your girlfriend, your own carry situation probably isn’t anywhere close to that vast. Step up the way you shoulder the load this fall with our editors’ seven must-own bags, each of which will make you easier to look at (and hopefully, to date) this fall.
Not Don Draper’s Briefcase
Skip the played-out Mad Men look with your at-work carry. British Belt Co.‘s Antique Cruz is a sensible modern option (removable laptop sleeve & optional strap) with the right dose of heritage — whiskey-hued premium leather that’ll make you look like anything but a Weiner.
$149 USD | BUY
The Take-No-Prisoners Weekender
Whether a boozy homecoming weekend or an even boozier business trip, this made-in-the-US duffel from Los Angeles’ Killspencer gives exactly zero f**ks what you throw at it, what with a burly mil-spec canvas body, frighteningly durable strappage, and waterproof RiRi zippers.
$475 | BUY
The Overnight Rucksack
The Hundreds‘ fire-engine red top-loader has damn near as many pockets, straps & lash tabs as actual firefighting gear. Next time you get the call for a last-second rager, throw some basics in this knapsack and go get hosed.
$89 USD | BUY
The Actually-Locker-Sized Gym Bag
No matter how many reps you do (or don’t) log, nothing is going to get an oversized gym bag into an undersized locker. With a bare-essentials approach to pockets, HUF‘s cylindrical duffel will get you painlessly in and out of the locker-room, leaving you more time to recuperate & ponder life, man.
$65 | BUY
The Not-For-Chicks Tote
Kanye x Kardashian babies, colorful iPhones… it’s a brave new world out there, and in it, you’re now totally permitted to carry a tote like HEX‘s Tribute, wrapped with handsome navy corduroy and sturdily anchored by a synthetic mudguard.
$79.95 | BUY
The “Ride Don’t Die” Messenger
The favorite brand of bike messengers and people who saw Premium Rush everywhere, Chrome Industries‘ rugged over-shoulder is made for life on the streets, where it’ll keep you from getting Joseph-Gordon Leveled with plenty of reflective components.
$160 USD | BUY
The Wildcard. Because… Well, Just Because.
If you’re ready to get a little weird this fall, make sure your bag has your back. Looking like the cow its premium haircalf leather was likely sourced from, no one will ever, ever, ever confuse one-of-a-kind luggage for theirs at baggage claim. Ever.
$249 USD | BUY
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