The classical characteristics of a business bag normally focus on the primary use of carrying around one’s business in a suitable and organized method. Therefore in makes sense that a business bag will be as diverse as the many user’s themselves. Some leather bags will want lots of compartments where they can store each item on its own, some leather briefcases will lean towards just one large space – don’t forget you will have those who want tons of pockets for pens, phones, calculators, camera’s and more and those that prefer a lightweight, slim bag so that it looks more like a prop than it does a piece of equipment to be used. Whatever its ultimate design – it is always considered a necessity.
Perhaps one of the more classic types of briefcases includes the classic Italian leather business bag with a comfortable rolled top handle and a convenient removable / adjustable should strap. These elegant models go as back as those lovely black and white photos showing the “working” man coming and going to the office – a box shape with a click to open and close, were slowly replaced with a less rigid model featuring flap over tops and button lock closures. The old-fashion rigid box frame briefcases usually bring to mind James Bond 007 and the spyworld or something similarly devious, where as the softer models from leather represent the sharp business person, who dresses to impress – maybe even a doctor.
With the rising number of women in the office who were there to wheel and deal, designers were forced to create new looks that were appealing to both genders. Perhaps the emergence of female counterparts forced the designer market to accept the fact that a briefcase – though it must be functional – was a growing fashion accessories . . . for both the male and female.
A true women’s business bag will make the leap from work to play, from formal to casual, from necessary to fashion accessory in the blink of an eye. Literally it must serve a sa briefcase one moment and a leather handbag the next.
Texture, shape, comfort and elegance have taken on a new importance in the projection of and construction of a leather briefcase. Attention to details, color combinations, cut and hardware have become just as as focal as how many pockets, will it hold my iPad3 and is there room for my adapters / folders / samples.
Once fashion stepped in, it was obvious that Italian leather was not only the first choice because of its quality, durability and excellent craftsmanship but also due to the wide range of colors, textures such as embossed and saffiano finishes and most certainly for its intrinsic elegance and beauty. An Italian leather briefcase or business bag breathes a quality of success into the user. It speaks of tradition, of experience and of know how . . . and where would business be without these things.