No, you haven’t traveled in some kind of time warp back to Monday. (How cruel would that be?) Yes, these are man bags. Just like men’s oversized watches, oxfords and loafers have become a trendy (not to mention totally chic) option for women in recent years, a men’s bag can also add a fresh, slightly unexpected element to an ensemble. Plus, men’s bags tend to be more neutral and less expensive than similar designs for women, so they’re an amazing option for everyday schlepping.
When you add that savings onto Coach‘s already-reasonable price points, there are a whole slew of deals to be had. Coach has been really upping its game in the menswear department since 2010, and the culmination of all that hard work is a line of bags that are subtle, functional and just preppy enough to look brilliant during the bright, warm days of spring and summer. Check out our picks for the ones you (Yes, you. Forget your man. He can get his own bags.) should be stocking up on, after the jump. Also, just a tip – all of these options come in multiple colors.
Briefcases like the Coach Crosby Leather Flap Business Bag are classic and timeless, and they inform the design sensibilities of tons of hugely popular It Bags – think the Proeza Schouler PS1 and the Mulberry Alexa. This one is a very reasonable $548 via Coach.
The Coach Washed Canvas Beach Tote was actually the inspiration for this whole post – who doesn’t need a big, functional, relatively inexpensive canvas tote to use all summer? The contrasting leather bottom on this one makes it appropriate for everyday casual use. $348 via Coach.
A slim everyday tote in bright painted leather? The Coach Variegated Stripe Reversible Tote (there’s a large Coach logo on the inside) is a weekend no-brainer. $328 via Coach.
The Coach Bleecker Striped Canvas Hamptons Tote is more chic stripes, this time in lightweight canvas with contrast leather trim. $348 via Coach.
Who doesn’t need a big, neutral, all-leather carryall like the Coach Bleecker Legacy Leather Weekend Tote? $598 via Coach.
I can’t get enough of the contrast between the pale grey leather and darker trim on the Coach Harrison Leather Medium Messenger Bag. $498 via Coach.