If you’re out of college, hopefully you’ve realized that, for the most part, you’ve outgrown the backpack. I’ve been using a mid-size duffle bag for a while now and it’s worked perfect; primarily because it’s a great size. The bag was only $68, so the quality might not be the highest, which could also explain why the zipper recently broke.
With that said, I’ve been on the search for a new bag and I thought I’d share some options I looked at, and also highlight the bag I’ve ended up with. And don’t let the photos make you think these bags don’t have great color – all the shots were taken with my iPhone.
Ever heard of Ro bags? I’ve not yet bought one of their bags, but imagine I will at some point. They have some cool styles, but this particular one is a bit briefcase’ish on the inside and the sections didn’t quite work for me. Nice bag though.
This Burberry bag was a pretty nice size – maybe a touch small for putting clothes in – but the price was insane. This bag retails for $998 or something like that. Burberry is an awesome brand, but I just don’t understand what about this bag makes it cost nearly $1,000.
This is the J.Crew bag I ended up with. Remember how I said i liked the shape of the 2nd bag in this post? This one is very similar, and not in leather.
It has great exterior pockets and a couple on the inside as well. I used it as an overnight bag last weekend while traveling to Florida (fit great in the overhead compartment on the plane), but I’ve also used it to carry my camera bag and a change of clothes to work.
This J.Crew bag is functional and stylish, and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a new bag. I’ve not been able to find it online, but they should have it at your local J.Crew store.
PS – yes, men can carry bags. Anyone that says otherwise probably owns a pair of Crocs.
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