10 Briefcases That Mean Business

Now's the time to upgrade your shield. These are some of our favorites, ideal for a Senate chamber or a startup alike.

Frank Clegg Lock Briefcase

This Massachusetts-based family business is turning out some of the finest leather goods around. This basic brief, handmade to order, comes in nine colors.
$900 at

Filson briefcase computer bag

This messenger-briefcase hybrid's sturdy canvas body has three dividers for your files and space for a 15-inch laptop. Available in black, brown and olive green.
$425 at

Thom Browne Mr. Thom bag

The doctor is in.

$3,800 at

Globe-Trotter Spectre Leather-Trimmed Attache Case

Inspired by the latest James Bond film, this boxy throwback even has a lining with a gun-barrel print.
$2,250 at

Lotuff Leather leather zip-top briefcase

Handmade in the U.S., this head-turning brief comes in four colors.
$680 at

Tom Ford Buckley leather briefcase

In pebble-grained calfskin with a stolid brass zipper, this refined brief includes an interior laptop pocket.
$3,080 at

Oppermann London Vallance

This laser-sharp case, made of Italian leather and fabric, has a convenient shallow side pocket for easy access to keys and phone. Available in cognac (above), navy, brown and black.
$392 on

Stuart and Lau Cary briefcase

An excellent value, this briefcase is made of Horween leather, has exterior straps for your umbrella, and has a zippy red lining. Available in five colors. $295 at

Shinola slim briefcase

This Detroit-made brief has multiple pockets for numerous devices and is available in camel, black and brown.
$895 at

Lotuff Triumph Briefcase

In supple chestnut leather with a full-leather lining, this 'case has an accordian design for extra space.

$1,200 at

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