Looking for Leather Messenger or Convertible Backpack for Client Meetings

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  1. bimmeracer macrumors regular

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    I am looking for a stylish, preferably brown leather messenger bag that can hold my 15" MBP and accessories. Although I would prefer to keep it under $200, I would not mind spending a little more if its worth it.
    I did a search on here and found a couple that I like in which I posted below, but I am still interested in seeing if anyone has any additional suggestions.

    1. http://www.amazon.com/Le-Donne-Leather-Convertible-Backpack/dp/B003FZ7J74

    2. http://www.amazon.com/Vagabond-Traveler-Classic-Briefcase-Backpack/dp/B007VHHGFW/ref=pd_sbs_a_6

    3. http://www.fossil.com/en_US/shop/me...e=1000&pn=c&cm_vc=331250&imagePath=MBG9012201
     
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    I kind of like the first you recommended looks bigger looks more durable more room for more stuff! And on the second one I don't like how the laptop is on the end. For some unexplainable reason I jus't don't like it like that. Still good price regardless. I'm using a huge oversized American eagle bag for my hp laptop at the moment.
     
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    the samsonite has the laptop on the end to facilitate easier airport inspection, but I agree that I'd rather have a gusset on either side of the laptop (as the kenneth cole has, and what I chose).

    sorry to OP for slight derailing, here are some I was looking like along the lines of what you were looking at ..

    this has an interesting look, and a decent price, but lacks the buckles you seem to prefer:

    http://www.amazon.com/David-King-Di...870876&sr=1-18&keywords=leather+laptop+bag+15

    buckles:
    [edit: nevermind, that's the vegabond you already linked]

    if I were to jump the $100 price range for a laptop case (I don't pay full price for luggage, it's too easy to find deeply discounted items), I would get a nice sleeve like sfbag's outback ( http://www.sfbags.com/products/outback-laptop-sleeve/outback-sleeve.php ), and place it in a 'non laptop' vintage bag, where you have much more control over price and style.
     
  10. bimmeracer thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont mind. Keep the recommendations flowing. lol
    There have been some good ones posted already. The David King one looks really good and reasonable.

     
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    I really liked this one too. The outside anyway, I've found if I have big empty spaces they fill up, and I can never find anything. You'd probably want a sleeve too as there doesn't seem to be any padding.

    http://www.amazon.com/SOLO-D535-3-C...sr=1-25&keywords=leather+laptop+messenger+bag

    and one last one, this one has a flapover, but has the handle (wisely) attached to the body so the front latches don't go out:

    http://www.amazon.com/Reaction-Kenn...8&sr=1-22&keywords=kenneth+cole+laptop+bag+15

    from my experience, the kenneth cole bags all have good hardware (even the cheap ones)


     
  12. chrisgayle885 macrumors newbie

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    You should also check out the Tumi Dror Messenger Bag, it is elegantly styled and perfect for business meetings. This bag is a part of designer DROR's collection, who is known for its innovative designs. You would require shedding some extra bucks but it is truly worth every penny spent!

    http://www.monsterbags.com/tumi-dror-messenger
     
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