While purses and handbags are essential for ladies, a ‘man bag’ has become a must-have for today’s gentleman. Your man can don bespoke and off-the-rack men’s suits. He can even rock that spiffy pompadour hairdo. But if he’s caught carrying the wrong bag, there goes some of his cool points. To avoid such a fashion tragedy, it’s time to get acquainted with several stores in Singapore, offline or online, that houses the contemporary fashion trend we’re proud to call a man bag.
Gnome & Bow
Gnome & Bow’s bags have classic designs but without having their functionality compromised. They offer an array of bags, from briefcases and messengers to backpacks and duffels. Not sure what to get? Check out the bags under the Jekyll’s Hyde’s collection – very tasteful and uber posh!
Obbi Good Label
Nestled at Bali Lane, Obbi Good Label is the store to go for thoughtfully crafted artisanal bags. Our top picks are definitely the OGL 9981 aviator bag in cream and the OGL 9981 hobo bag in bamboo green. Here, you can also find exquisite leather wallets to complement your new bag.
Brown Breath at The Assembly Store
Aside from serving a good cuppa Joe and offering a delicious crabcake benedict, The Assembly also has a store at The Cathay, which offers various stylish bags for men – from big names like Fjallraven, and independent brands like Brown Breath and Rawrow.
Colourful Poler’s bagpacks from Rockstar Singapore
Yes, it sells mainly women’s clothes and accessories, but Rockstar also has a men’s section, bags included. Rockstar stocks colourful Poler’s bagpacks, a personal fave of ours. Not only do they scream fun, they are very rugged and practical – especially if you’re planning to hit the gym after work and not wanting to lug your stuff around.
Get your very own modish yet functional bagpack from Herschel
Herschel has taken the man bag’s arena by storm. This trendy brand goes above and beyond fashion statements and places great emphasis on functionality. Its modish bagpacks are popular as they are super sturdy and have big compartments.
Modern briefcases from Porter
Porter definitely caters to all sorts of guys, suited for various needs. For the office-kind-of-guy, they provide briefcases. For workplaces that advocate greater creative expressions, Porter also offers cool-looking shoulder bags and tote bags.