By this site’s very nature, we spend a decent amount of time talking about things that are very expensive. Expensive handbags, expensive accessories, expensive shoes over at TalkShoes. Back in the real world, though, we like things that feel like a good value for our money – the biggest luxury bang for the buck, if you will. Lucky for the dudes out there, men’s bags often provide that in spades. (Don’t even get me started on the price differences between the men’s and women’s bags from, say, Balenciaga for what’s basically the same bag!)
At stores like Barneys, the house lines give dudes looking for well-made leather basics an even better value. Check out the Barneys New York Co-Op Perforated Zip Bocket Briefcase and Barneys New York Co-Op Perforated Zip Pocket Backpack, for example. They’re both chic, neutral, totally functional and will set you back less than $400 apiece.
The backpack is what first drew me to the Barneys contemporary house line. At $365 via Barneys, it looks much more expensive than it actually is; not only that, but the look is very current. If you showed the bag to me without any context, I’d probably guess it were Alexander Wang, which would come with at least twice the price tag. If you need something a little bit more office-appropriate, the briefcase version is also a great value, at $325 via Barneys. Why is it that the dudes always get the best deals in fashion?
Barneys New York Co-Op Perforated Backpack, $365 via Barneys
Barneys New York Co-Op Perforated Zip Pocket Briefcase, $325 via Barneys