This post includes a list of the best-selling men’s black designer bags ranging from Totes, Duffle bags, Briefcases and Messenger Bags.
Why black though?
- Black is Classy
- Black is Sleek
- Black increases Longevity
Therefore, we have only included black bags here. If you prefer white; this isn’t the right place for you.
“I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.”
“Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette.”
Black Tote Bags
Fendi Peekaboo tote bag
Don’t wonder if you feel eyes prying on your bag—you will be the subject of envy for taking with you this lavish bag from Fendi. The Italian luxury fashion house led by the creative genius Karl Lagerfeld is an expert in accessories, with this Peekaboo tote as exhibit A. It is the perfect combination of snazzy and playful, the latter proven on how subtle the iconic Fendi monster eyes were incorporated, which you won’t see just anywhere else. A lovely heat debossed FF monogramming that emulates Grecian heritage and graphic logos is featured on the black calf leather. It also features a top handle, two internal compartments separated by a partition and a collapsed front section.
Bottega Veneta Black Intrecciato Shopping Tote
We know, we know, you are a man of means. You just can’t carelessly put your newly acquired possessions anywhere, and we admire you for that. Put other shopping bags to shame by getting yourself this Bottega Veneta shopping tote that is unmistakably luxurious for the woven leather and extremely handsome, further emphasized by the gunmetal-tone hardware. The tonal intrecciato hardware at front and back are exquisite, and the grossgrain shoulder strap are both adjustable and detachable.
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Rolling shopper tote
Another tote that would crush even the most lavish of shopping bags is this masterpiece from Valentino Garavani. Look busy and important by packing them with your essentials which shouldn’t be a problem, thanks to the generous space. Also, if you want some bad boy vibes to finish your look, this is just perfect—the signature studs and even the detachable strap are manly and bang-up. It further features top handles, an open top design, and a detachable shoulder strap.
Maison Margiela Leather Tote
Style is not always dictated by ornate motifs and innovative designs. Sometimes, elegance oozes when you strip it down to the essentials, as what is evident in this Maison Margiela leather tote. With only minimal branding, the supple leather may not call too much attention to itself but one glance lets you know you’ll have a premium bag on your hands. From the fine exterior to the bold red lining, this bag is great anywhere all the time, and will still be fantastic companion for years to come.
Saint Laurent large Sac de Jour bag
The Italian masters are not the only ones revered for their style and innovativeness; a little over the west, the French have also been influential in the direction of fashion. Take some bite of the well-known Parisian glamour by donning this Saint Laurent handsome tote with an embossed crocodile effect. It’s youthful, elegant, and a rockstar in itself, and certainly deserves more than just the “sac de jour” title because we’re more than positive that this will be a stately piece not only for most days in a year. The bag has top handles, an embossed logo, an internal zipped pocket and an internal logo patch.
Bao Bao Issey Miyake Black Around Tote
Issey Miyake took over Japan—the world, really—with his ingenious yet practical designs. Have fun with geometrical shapes by getting this black canvas tote with tessellated triangles which have been a signature of the Japanese designer. Fashion-conscious peers would recognize this at one take, and eventually become green with envy for their lack of such a highly-coveted product that is on your hands. The matte vinyl coating and tonal leather trim throughout are just exquisite. The zippered pocket and mesh patch pockets at tonal textile-lined interior are added for convenience.
Prada robot face leather-trimmed tote bag
Sometimes, not taking yourself seriously can do wonders to your style. Make your ensemble extra fun when you have with you this Prada tote bag that features its charming iconic robot. Made of satin shell, this tote bag from among the world’s most coveted luxury brands is also ideal for short trips as it doubles as a holdall. Besides the beautiful leather trims, the interior is very wide.
Yohji Yamamoto Black Signature Tote
Putting Japanese aesthetics at the forefront is Tokyo-based designer Yohji Yamamoto. Not only is he a master tailor, he is also dubbed as the king of black as the color dominates his designs. This tote is not your usual tote—it is an unconventional beauty in a sea of blacks, truly unlike any other that it inevitably stands out. The tote has a woven linen exterior with antiqued accents (notice the label is very subtle) and a leather lined interior. Added practical features are also expertly put, including an adjustable post-stud cinch tabs at sides and a concealed press-stud closure at throat.
Diesel Black L Ziparound Tote
The tote may be in black leather and silver-tone hardware, but it is far from being dull. Diesel offers a handsome, edgy tote that is made of nappa leather. It is a convenient piece that toughens your getup but will be quite the opposite when it comes to function. The shoulder strap is easily made adjustable for your convenience, the inside is spacious, and the bag has compartments including one for your laptop should you need to bring it with you.
Thom Browne structured tote bag
Thom Browne has a modern-looking bag for the modern man. The design is clean, structured and first-rate, best for taking to the office or even at less business, more social events. The bag features the signature pebbled texture Thom Browne is known for, as well as the striped tag so you could show that you live and breathe fashion and luxury. This elegant tote bag features top handles, a top zip closure, an internal slip pocket, a hanging leather tag, a striped lining, and a front zipped pocket.
Calvin Klein Leather Duffle Bag with Metal Hardware
The search for the ultimate duffel bag is over. Calvin Klein promises a durable bag that comes in pebbled texture, and a stylish companion that will make for a dapper accessory to your outfit on every season. The structure itself does not deviate that much from the normal duffel bag, but it has shiny silver-tone hardware to complete the look. It’s a bag that is definitely worth the investment.
Loewe Black XL Hammock Tote
Hold your things together in a bag a top man like you unquestionably deserves, something premium like this Loewe tote. It has ample space to fit most of your essentials, but should you need more space, the bag comes with expandable zippers on the sides for more room. It’s this feature that endears us to the Loewe Hammock tote. You can fill it up with your things and it won’t fall off, plus, it still looks tasteful even when it is stuffed.
Want Les Essentiels Black O’Hare Tote
Travel in style and in comfort with this Want Les Essentiels O’Hare Tote. Made by two brothers Dexter and Byron Peart, this tote gets it just right. Their bags are described by The New York Times as discreetly luxurious, as what its lack in over the top embellishments it makes up for its quality leather. It is not, in any way, plain, too. This tote is targeted for frequent travelers and tech-savvy clientele.
Eytys Black Void Tote
Swedish sneaker manufacturers Eytys has ventured into bags, which include this Eytys black void tote, among others. It belongs to a waterproof line of bags produced as a result of the founders personal experiences in travel. Founder Max Schilling took the matter into his own hands when he noticed the lack of bags that both fit the categories “sleek” and “water-repellent”. This tote is not only sexy but is also roomy too, giving ample space to laptops if you need to bring it.
Marsèll Black Borsone Weekender Tote
If you’ve been a fan of Marsèll’s line of shoes that are best known for their worn, distressed appearance, then you’re in luck! The luxury footwear brand also has bags that bear most, if not all, of the same charm as their shoes. This black tote is another take on a classic that capitalizes on its vintage aesthetic; it is unstructured, distressed and absolutely stunning. It also won’t hurt your shoulder blades as much as the strap is adjustable.
Y-3 Black Logo Tote
Experience another of Yohji Yamamoto’s skilful craftsmanship with this Y-3 black logo tote. The bag looks deceptively simple on the outside, with the smooth cotton canvas and tonal suede canvas all throughout. For your convenience, there are twin rolled carry handles at top, and detachable and adjustable shoulder strap with lanyard clasp fastening. There’s not much ornamentation besides the label in gray and functional silver-tone hardware. But inside also lies some of the magic, as it feels and looks classy, with enough space to put your things.
GUCCI Soft GG Supreme carry-on duffle
Gucci is a perfect brand to look for gorgeous bags, and everyone knows it. Even when you’re on a hunt for a minimalist piece, they can provide you with items such as this carry-on duffle bag. It is designed with classy details including the signature G motif of the brand. A bit of a pop of color can be added too, using the red and blue web shoulder strap, based on your preference.
MAISON MARGIELA Overnight Bag with Leather
The shine of the patent leather of Maison Margeiela‘s overnight bag is enough to make us swoon over this piece. It doesn’t need any other bold features, but just the right amount of style added by the zipper detailing and matte leather at the bottom part. A straight-up best option for a short weekend trip.
Ermenegildo Zegna Hold All 55 Pelle Tessuta Striped Weekender Duffel Bag
Ermenegildo Zegna knows how to style with minimalism in mind: they balanced the simplicity asked for, yet they hit the luxurious and classy look that is expected of designer pieces. Their secret recipe for this gorgeous bag? The woven leather that gives this bag so much character. We’re sure you’re convinced that this matches your gorgeous airport attire. Right?
AS2OV Ballistic nylon 3way boston bag
If anything can be used three ways, we’re up for it! AS2OV had the comfort and convenience of the traveler in mind when they designed this boston bag. As not everyone is a light packer, or a fan of hand bags, this bag allows you to turn this piece into a back pack. A friend to your back for sure–plus, hands-free carrying is an awesome option to have, too!
VERSACE Medusa Palazzo holdall
Versace made sure that this bag will be recognized as theirs by adding the stylish Medusa head at the upper front center of the bag. Weightless and sleek, the nylon material of this bag is also durable, perfect for your adventures that still requires an on-point look (fashion-wise).
Salvatore Ferragamo Firenze Leather Weekender Duffel Bag, Gray
Salvatore Ferragamo knows how to play the minimalist game, yet exuded so much finesse in doing so. This weekender duffel bag is a cool example of never needing much to look fab, luxurious and oh-so-fashionable. Change in between holding the bag with you hands and hanging it across your shoulders, both are durable support for the bag and the weight it will carry.
Valextra Grey Leather Travel Bag
Wanting to impress the lady right after your in the boarding queue? The give way to her and let her notice your ultra-stylish Valextra Travel Bag. From the get-go, she’ll know you have an impeccable taste.
CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Fabric Duffle Bag
Despite the bright orange tab in fornt of this duffle bag, it still has a minimalist frame and design to it, just like your favorite classic gym bag. It is the perfect piece for an overnight trip or just when you want to go to the gym right after work.
SAINT LAURENT Embossed Leather Briefcase
Croc-skin-embossed leather has solidified its appeal on bags since the earliest designer bags came to prominence. It has an undeniable air of sophistication. This Saint Laurent briefcase showcases the elegance that only someone serious about excelling would invest in.
Thom Browne Black Four Bar Business Briefcase
Everything you see on the exterior of this briefcase has a visual purpose. Tasteful pebble grain leather, patent leather stripes, gold-tone hardware, and the striped pull tab in Thom Browne’s signature colors each render a touch of elegance.
FENDI document holder zipped bag
Fendi’s document holder briefcase was made especially for the man in charge of paperwork. When you start a business, there’s so many documents that are needed to be delivered, submitted, and what-have-you. This briefcase works alongside a casual outfit as much as it fits with a suit.
TOD’S Leather Tote
The most sensitive documents deserve only the most secure bag to make sure they don’t end up getting in the wrong hands. An unconventional flap on this Tod’s tote allows no one to get to the items inside without your knowledge.
ZANELLATO textured laptop bag
Technology has blessed us with portable computers to bring everywhere; fashion, in turn, gifts us with a chic bag for them. A large flat laptop wouldn’t look good in any other bag, so this Zanellato briefcase provides a specific storage for it and all the other essentials that comes with it.
Maison Margiela Black Leather Rolled Up Briefcase
Not everyday is a busy one. This rolled up briefcase from Maison Margiela features a sleek leather exterior with quirky hardware details and fastening to show for it when you need to load it with items, but is foldable for other more lax days.
DOLCE & GABBANA Mediterraneo laptop bag
The Mediterraneo laptop bag by Dolce & Gabbana offers a generous width for all your tech essentials and more. When you constantly show yourself everyday dressed your best with this bag, you’ll eventually earn an image of a respectable professional man.
Dunhill Cadogan Leather Flap Briefcase, Black
If functionality is what you’re going after, choosing this minimalistic briefcase is the wisest investment. It gives you adequate storage space and a convenient way of carrying with a shoulder strap. It’s not trying to impress with its design, but you’ll get a remarkable image anyway from people who witness your simplistic and direct approach to work, fashion, and life.
Berluti Un Jour Scritto Leather Briefcase
Berluti first brought to the world the Un Jour suitcase a decade ago, but the style still proves to be very in even 10 years later. You can expect nothing short of excellent from the leather experts of the menswear brand, making this masterpiece out of Venezia leather in mahogany. A pocket is conveniently placed right above the lovely scribbles. This is the very place where you can put smaller belongings should you need more space.
Ermenegildo Zegna Pelle Tessuta Leather And Shell Briefcase
Ermenegildo Zegna used woven leather for a reason; they’re selling this bag that is not only meant to be beautiful but also be viewed as strong and long-lasting. The bag that features tightly woven nappa leather is lined with a shell that will outlast scratches. It’s convenient for the organized man, too. The interior has slip pockets so you wouldn’t have to jam your things and have difficulty finding them later.
DSQUARED2 minimal briefcase
This DSQUARED2 bag is beautiful and easy to match with your clothes. The rockstar appeal is there, thanks to the strap that bears name branding, but it is still very appropriate for a more formal environment with the smooth calf leather that would find it difficult to escape attention.
Dries Van Noten Leather Briefcase
Do not fooled by its slim construction—there’s so much more going on with this Dries Van Noten briefcase. The insides are full of compartments so you could sort your things easily without looking like you’ve stuffed your bag, including card slots and pen holders. It’s also made of black cow leather so it can look sturdy and lovely. There’s just nothing worth complaining about.
Michael Kors Collection classic briefcase
If you’re a New Yorker exec OR dream of becoming one OR is content with looking like one, then this is the bag for you. Celebrity designer Michael Kors employs black textured leather that will say you take matters of urgent business seriously. It’s also a more than A-OK bag that will amp your outfit with impressive ease.
Loewe Embossed Leather Briefcase
In case you still have people around you that hold the belief that men going to work shouldn’t have a bag, don’t be swayed. Instead, consider this: nowadays, it’s totally unheard of for man who is an important part of a business not to bring with him his own laptop. Thankfully, with Loewe’s, you can easily put one in along with other essential documents.
Porter-Yoshida & Co Tanker Padded Shell Briefcase
Always thought of the world of your school-issued bomber jackets? Well, why not give some of that adoration to this padded briefcase that looks just like one and can do so much more than keeping your things in your pockets? This Japanese bag took inspiration after the classic jackets that are functional as they are stylish. The interior is roomy enough that you could use them to bring extra clothes for a short holiday, and even have them double as a backpack should your hands need some rest.
Isaia Leather-Trimmed Textured-Suede Briefcase
Ease your way through the morning traffic with a bag that permits maximum movement, such as this leather and suede briefcase from Isaia; the straps are detachable and the pockets are sorted out so you can easily grab for change. We also love that the Italian-made briefcase is unabashed in showing its luxurious roots, from the lovely suede all the way to the generous signature jacquard lining.
Hugo Boss ‘Traveller’ briefcase
Hugo Boss makes this briefcase with one kind of working man in mind: the traveling entrepreneur. Impress your workmates and passengers alike with this leather briefcase that comes in black and will give you the impression that you go out of a town plenty of times a year.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Briefcase
Bottega Veneta is known to showcase its mastery of leather with its woven items; this one lives to the standard. This leather briefcase boasts of a new technique called ‘aurelio’, but is still unmistakably a Bottega Veneta. You can feel secured while it holds together many of your work things, but it gives one more positive emotion that’s important to have every working day: confidence.
Paul Smith Leather Briefcase
Look forward to having a beauty on your hands with this utilitarian but sleek briefcase that’s made by menswear designer extraordinaire Paul Smith. The selling point of this leather briefcase lies on the internal pockets it has that’s made specifically for your tinier possessions, such as your phone, cards, anything you need to sort out from the rest. The exterior has a tiny gold emblem which adds charm despite its size.
Bally laptop bag with Bally Stripe trim
Entrust your laptop with something as handsome as this bag from Bally. The 100% calf leather is textured to give your bag more of an edgy look, and the signature Bally stripe, which is a recall to the Swiss luxury fashion house’s humble origins as a ribbon manufacturer, decorates the exterior.
Prada Saffiano Leather Briefcase
Don’t let its slim design fool you—it can handle more than what you initially thought because of the two-way zippers that permits for more storage. The exterior is sure to wow your colleagues and superiors alike with Prada’s use of the Saffiano leather it is famous for. Depending on your preference, you can carry this with the top handles or sling it across your body, and you’d still look at the top of your game.
Polo Ralph Lauren Pebble-Grain Leather Briefcase
Always on the go and want to make sure that your gadgets are given the utmost protection? Go about your daily commute without having to worry with Polo Ralph Lauren’s answer to your daily woe: this briefcase that’s designed with adaptable leather. The pebble grain leather is handsome, and the interior comes with a padded sleeve to safe keep your possessions.
Burberry London briefcase
Burberry released a timeless briefcase in its AW17 collection: a practical, sleek bag that’s made to last for a long time. Quality calf leather forms the exterior of the briefcase and comes with fine textures to give a strong impression. It has a hanging tag so you could put your details in case you lose it, and a detachable shoulder strap so you can lighten the load a bit.
Smythson Greenwich Leather-Trimmed Lacquered-Cotton Briefcase
Presenting British Smythson’s ticket to the exclusive group of luxury labels that manufactures quality luggages: the Greenwich briefcase. This bag has the makings of a must-have briefcase: made in Italy, crafted in quality leather, and timeless in design. If you want a bag that won’t be ruined by water, here’s it: the lacquered cotton is made to last and is water-resistant.
Coach Hudson 5 bag
If you need a comfortable bag to carry that does not compromise style, head off to Coach and look for this Hudson 5 bag. It’s compact but designed in such a way that it won’t look stuffy. The black crossgrain leather is fine and a delight to feel, and the silver-tone accents are pleasing to the eyes.
Ermenegildo Zegna Pelle Tessuta Leather Briefcase
In need of a bag that’s stylish all over but also well-suited for business travel? Ermenegildo Zegna has your back with this leather briefcase that’s beautifully made with a weaving technique exclusive to the brand, the pelle tessuta. It looks sturdy enough to survive wear and tear, and also has handy compartment. You can store your travel documents right on its front compartments sealed with a zipper.
Montblanc Meisterstück Leather Briefcase
Behold a briefcase that can stand on its own: the Montblanc Meisterstück Leather Briefcase. It is made out of the finest materials but also structured so it can stand upright on surfaces. Its slim design is also convenient for carrying the bag itself on your side.
Black Messenger Bags
Dolce & Gabbana Black Messenger Bag
Slightly smarten up your usual shirt and denim jeans get up with Dolce & Gabbana‘s black bag. How do we know it’ll make you look smart? The simple horizontal zipper design both at the front and back sets a semi-formal tone to this piece, highlighted by the stud details, grained leather trims and DG-marked webbing as a strap.
Loewe Black XL Puzzle Bag
A modern look is what Loewe‘s XL Puzzle Bag will give you right off the bat. Reminding us of geometrical pieces that are the rave in interior designing nowadays, this bag marries functionality and style to exude a true blue minimalist vibe. Just look at that diagonal zipper strategically placed along the criss cross detail. Genius idea, right?
Burberry Navy & Black London Check Hedley Messenger Bag
Burberry added a splash of blue to their iconic ‘London’ check design, achieving a very hip and youthful look for their Hedley Messenger Bag. The front flap of this bag is stylishly fastened through two pin buckle details, while its back just feature a simple sleek horizontal zip for a small accessible pocket.
PRADA logo print messenger bag
When you see any Prada accessory for the gentlemen, you have this familiarity that feels so comfortable right? That’s what this piece will exactly give to you, with the signature triangular ‘Prada’ plaque greeting you upon opening the front fold-over flap. A separate main compartment gives you more room, allowing you to bring more while keeping everything well-organized.
Gucci Black ‘Gucci Signature’ Messenger Bag
Gucci‘s ‘Gucci Signature’ messenger bag is the kind of bag that needs no introduction. It is straightforward classy, professional, versatile and easily recognizable as a high-end piece. Ever heard of heat-debossing? That’s what is needed to be done to achieve this GG logo pattern perfectly adorning the black leather of this bag. Impressed? That’s exactly what Gucci does.
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Gancio messenger bag
In a slightly smaller package than the messenger bag you’re used to, Salvatore Ferragamo lets you carry what is only necessary because hey, that’s what minimalism is all about, right? Don’t underestimate it though–underneath the professional looking facade are neat pockets and compartments to let you find a place for every important stuff you need with you.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN jacquard messenger bag
Alexander McQueen wows us by creating something that’s notches lower that their usual bold pieces, and still nailing the style 100%. The label’s craftsmanship is reflected on this jacquard piece, featuring a very slim silhouette, rectangular label tab at the front, and high-quality zip fastening to keep your things well-kept inside of it.
GIVENCHY embossed messenger bag
This Givenchy bag looks extra, not because of over-the-top details, but the simple and utterly sophisticated look of its outer side. The embossed croc-effect makes this piece fab and classy, topped with the regal ‘Givenchy’ stamp at the front. Bonus styling tip: remove the straps to carry it as a clutch.
Y-3 multi-function messenger bag
One of the bolder pieces in this list, Y-3‘s multi-function messenger bag will give you a bit of an adventure as you try to figure out what would fit your needs and looks at different instances. It can be a traditional messenger bag, a cross-body bag, and a belt bag! What’s even more impressive–many places to put your stuff in aside from the main compartment. There are zipped pockets at the front and on both sides of the bag, enough to let you bring all your gadgets, their chargers and all other accessories.
BALLY Currios crossbody bag
Bally brings us back to basics with this ‘Currios’ bag. The subtle and simple aesthetic of the brand shines in this piece, captivating us only with the quality black leather and front zipped pocket framed with leather trims. The five letters of the brand’s name in silver-tone hardware elevates the look of this messenger bag.
PAUL SMITH classic messenger bag
Paul Smith gives a nod of respect to men who love to bring a lot of things, with this slightly large bag. Aptly named ‘classic messenger bag’, this item reminds us of the ones we’ve gone gaga for when we were younger and wanted to look somewhere in between rugged, casual and denim king. The label did not adopt the unsure styling though, because in just on glance, you know that they are going for a smart look with this one.
PHILIPP PLEIN This Way messenger bag
While a bit daring with its front details, Philipp Plein‘s ‘This Way’ bag is still a minimalist take of the brand for a stylish-looking messenger piece. The croc-leather accent with the silver-tone logo hardware and vertical zippers at either side gives this bag a rocker look.
Prada Black Mountain Messenger Bag
Another Prada bag gives us a straightforward piece that you know you can use daily. This bag was made from nylon twill and Saffiano leather trim, put together and accented with D rings, semi-concealed zippers and logo plaques for that manly feel to match your look.
EMPORIO ARMANI logo messenger bag
Emporio Armani deals with minimalism in a sophisticated way, a true mark of the brand on its pieces. Its facade is as simple as it gets, with only a front pocket and the logo hardware adorning the front. Open up the top zipper to see the main compartment that may be a bit slim, but enough to hold your small wallet, cellphone and car keys.
DOLCE & GABBANA logo panel messenger bag
Another Dolce and Gabbana piece in this list is a larger one with a bolder look to it. Although it’s frame and detailing are kept at a minimum, we see a huge diagonally printed label name across the front fold-over flap, plus a highly visible branded strap that’s easily adjustable.
BOTTEGA VENETA Intrecciato crossbody bag
Bottega Veneta comes through with a basic piece carrying artistry and finesse that made the brand popular worldwide. The intrecciato weaving method brings out the classy texture of the surface of this bag, making it a signature piece that you’ll be proud to have. Two huge compartments with separate two-way zip can be accessed through the top, while an extra pocket is located at the back.
YOHJI YAMAMOTO multi pocket messenger bag
Yohji Yamamoto‘s multi-pocket messenger bag makes styling extra fun. It’s adjustable and removable shoulder strap will let you play around with how you want to wear it–hung in one shoulder, across the body or as a belt bag. It’s silhouette already gives an inkling of how spacious its interior would be; and added with more pockets, this piece is almost as big as your classic medium bag.
Valentino Black Valentino Garavani Varsity Messenger Bag
Ending this list with a punch is the sporty look of Valentino‘s ‘Varsity’ messenger bag. This piece comfortably hungs from your shoulder and sits in between your waist and arm without that much hassle. What’s more interesting is the design in both front and sides, sporting the label’s name and the number ‘3’.