The 10 Best Vintage Briefcases

Updated July 27, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. When you decide that you want to carry your gear in something a little more stylish than a backpack and more professional than a gym bag, you may wish to consider one of these vintage briefcases. Although they have an elegant, aged appearance, they are capable of holding all your modern devices, including laptops, tablets, phones and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best vintage briefcase on Amazon.

10. S-Zone England Fashion

The S-Zone England Fashion has a zippered spot to store your valuable items that is hidden in the back and sits close to your body, so it's the perfect travel briefcase. Unfortunately, some users complain that the bag's real color differs from that in the photos.
  • hypoallergenically processed leather
  • handle is soft in your hand
  • cannot stand on its own
Brand S-ZONE
Model S-ZONE D04V800A
Weight 2.7 pounds
Rating 3.5 / 5.0

9. SKH Men's Genuine

The SKH Men's Genuine comes in a classic brown color that will complement any suit or casual wear, and it has a padded interior to protect your laptop or tablet. It is smartly designed with several pockets on the outside, so you can grab your phone or keys quickly.
  • made from supple goat hide
  • cool retro crinkles in the leather
  • shoulder strap is not removable
Brand SKH
Model BC28331
Weight 2.6 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

8. Banuce Tote

The Banuce Tote has a sturdy handle that's comfortable to hold for hours, even when the bag is loaded with items. It has quality nickel metal hardware on the buckles and the adjustments on the shoulder straps. Plus, the strap doesn't get too hot.
  • material is very flexible
  • attractive stain-resistant gloss
  • hinges are a little squeaky
Brand Banuce
Weight 2.9 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

7. Phoenix Craft Satchel

The Phoenix Craft Satchel features strong brass fittings and buckles along with quality zippers that won't snag or get stuck after lots of use. With well-stitched seams and a sturdy material, it can easily support twenty pounds of your belongings.
  • stands upright on its own
  • great leather smell
  • antique worn-in look
Brand Phoenix Craft
Model BC32767
Weight 3.1 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

6. Ayouya Office

If you prefer a minimalist look to your accessories then the Ayouya Office will be just your style. The exterior is slick and soft to the touch, closed by simple loop-in straps, while the interior is filled with organizational options.
  • wide pad on the shoulder strap
  • available in a few different styles
  • main pocket is too small
Model BAG-0059-BR
Weight 3.3 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

5. Komal's Passion 16

The Komal's Passion 16 is made from 100% genuine leather and is lined with robust olive green canvas that won't rip, even after years of stuffing it with sharp-edged binders. It has an adjustable shoulder strap, as well as a firmly-stitched handle for easy carrying.
  • lots of compartments
  • two-way zipper along the top
  • chemical- and dye-free
Brand Komal's Passion Leather
Model 123
Weight 3.6 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

4. Polare Cowhide

The rich brown hue of the Polare Cowhide gives it a distinguished look that's suitable for any professional. With seven exterior pockets and a few hidden compartments on the inside, this option makes it very difficult for a pickpocket to grab all your valuables.
  • one-year warranty
  • can hold a lot of stuff
  • loses its shape when empty
Brand Polare
Model 3284100
Weight 3.4 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. Wowbox Bag

With about as much canvas as genuine leather, the Wowbox Bag can be formal when you need it to be and casual when you don't. The top flap closes via two magnetic snaps, making it easy to open and shut quickly, but can be further secured with the buckles.
  • foam padding along the bottom
  • comes in multiple colors and sizes
  • lightweight but still strong
Brand Wowbox
Model pending
Weight 2.7 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Hika 3-Way

The Hika 3-Way can be worn as a backpack or a shoulder bag, as well as carried like a briefcase, making it a clever gift for the college student who will soon become a business professional. It features several intuitive details for a budget-friendly price.
  • fabric feels sturdy yet supple
  • deep and roomy interior
  • backpack straps can be concealed
Brand HIKA
Model US-LB020C
Weight 2.5 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Iswee Messenger

Available in two sizes, the Iswee Messenger can accommodate your 14- or 16-inch laptop, and features buckles that allow you to tighten and compress the bag, should you have items you don't want to be jostled around. It's the ideal briefcase and travel bag hybrid.
  • large pull tabs on the zippers
  • a pocket for a small tablet
  • made from italian leather
Brand Iswee
Model IA019-L-LBN
Weight 4.2 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on July 27, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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