A Guide to Shoulder Bags

Backpacks look shit, let's be honest. Tote bags are nice, but they aren't the most comfortable. But everyone needs a bag, that's why our pick is the shoulder bag. Best worn cross body, the shoulder bag looks effortless but stylish. Whether it's leather, suede or canvas, it will hold everything you need, and give you more clout. 

Our first pick is this Guidi 100% black horse leather shoulder bag. Handmade in Italy, this bag will have some of the softest leather you've every touched. Check it out at Antonioli.com

Next up is this new FW17 Raf Simons shoulder bag. It is made of a thick black canvas and features a large graphic that says "Any way out of this Nightmare?" which is a reference to the current political situation in the US, Raf's new home. This reference is something we've seen in the last two collections since the famed designer moved to NY for his current position at Calvin Klein. The graphic is a separate piece of canvas which has been sewn on and features distressing around the edges. The back also has an inside pocket to hold all your essentials. Get it now at Farfetch.com.

Hender Scheme has gained fame over the last years for recreating the most iconic sneaker silhouettes as a hand-crafted leather shoe, often in a vachetta tan leather, which ages over time. But they also have started an incredible collection of accessories. Part of that collection is the All-purpose shoulder bag. This humongous bag will hold everything you need, and look good. Similarly to their shoes, this bag will age over time and will create character making it truly your own. The bag is not only available in black, but also in beige and navy. Get it now at Rakuten.com.

Lastly, we have the Delaroche bag by A Red August. It's handmade in a thick leather and features one shoulder strap and another to hold down the roll top closure. Like all A Red August products the bag is made to order. Like all leather, this bag will age over time and make it one of a kind. Get it online at ARedAugust.com.


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