My current bag is falling apart and I need a new one.
I'm a looking for either a black or brown bag, but I want it to look beat up and worn. Any suggestions? I've Googled and only found one that I'm interested in, but wanted some other options.
Can you help?
R20--That is a nice bag. So practical too. Of course you wouldn't part with it. With a $6,000 price tag you really can't let it out of your sight. Does Hermes have a leasing program?
Nothing really communicates your values and personality quite like carrying a $6,000 messenger bag. You must get laid a lot, R20.
[quote]Nothing really communicates your values and personality quite like carrying a $6,000 messenger bag. You must get laid a lot, [R20].
Well, he certainly does, if he carries a lot of cash in that bag.
Thanks everyone for your help. My budget is no more than $200. Thanks to the poster who suggested Etsy. If found something that I really like.
Alright OP, some may scream MARY but I'll tell you this, looks like a really great bag, but that shoulder strap would be a deal killer. If you use it for travel and put any weight in it, that strap will dig into your shoulder pretty quickly. I would want some padding on that strap.
#20 is a CUNT.
But god I love Hermes and all that simple, classy pebbled leather.
I can afford most any designer product I want if I save, ect. Hermes is the only brand I will never, ever afford.
That being said, that messenger bag is too small and girly for my taste. I would probably go with a Mulberry or something. Tods has some similar looks to Hermes as well for 1/3 of the cost.
Thanks, R19. Those Freitags are nice.
Rickshaw Bags makes awesome messenger bags. Everything can be customized. They have a nice tweed fabric that looks stylish and professional.
I like the look of your choices OP, but those bags do not look they would last long. A Bihn bag will last forever.
J Crew used to have ssome amazing $200-$300 Artisan leather bags. Check them out too.
I'm sure the Bihn bags are nice and durable R31, but I can't find a style that I like.
Okay... I have to admit I hate you all. Messenger bags are my fetish -- or manbags or "murses" -- whatever we are calling them.
Loved this thread.
I have a question: why in the hell are the Freitag bags so expensive? They are made from recycled tarps!
Are they all one of a kind?
I mean, let's be serious. I spend money on bags but nothing over $500 if it isn't leather!
I'm afraid if I bought one of these, the only message I would be delivering is that I was a big ole 'mo.
We were in Berlin several months ago. We just stumbled upon this amazing Freitag store. They had the largest selection of "messenger" bags we had ever seen. We each got different bags and they are really well made and will last for a long time. I don't think either one cost more than $275. I think they are far superior to leather.
Leather is skin. It's hard to maintain. Get something in ballistic nylon, OP.