#AskBB: 3 Sharp Work Bags For Men Under SGD2500



Dear BB, I recently graduated and am starting my career at an SME soon. Wanted to ask if you have any work bag recommendations that are presentable/sharp for work, with budget not more than SGD2500. Open to leather/dark nylon. Thank you.” – Nelson

Choosing your first professional work bag can feel daunting. Thankfully, designer options for men have evolved far beyond the briefcase. Today’s offerings cater to the modern professional, blending style and functionality seamlessly. From sleek backpacks to minimalist totes, there’s a designer work bag that complements your personal style and keeps you organised throughout your busy day.

And here are three distinct styles that might be a good fit. All crafted from either leather or hard-wearing canvas, this trio also fits within your budget. The best part? They’re all readily available for purchase right now, be it online or at local boutiques in Singapore.

01 - Lemaire Medium Gear Bag, SGD2500
Lemaire masterfully adds modern elements to the classic tool bag, resulting in one that’s as stylish as it is practical. The Medium Gear Bag features smooth, irregular-grained vegetable-tanned leather, resulting in a unique finish that develops a beautiful patina over time. Not only does it add personality to your bag, but the subtle shine elevates it for diverse occasions. Like transitioning seamlessly from workday to evening out without needing a bag swap.

Beyond aesthetics, the Medium Gear Bag packs a useful range of pockets. A discreet rear zip compartment secures valuables, while two front pockets provide easy access to essentials. At 34 cm wide and 25 cm high, the medium size boasts a spacious main compartment secured with a zip closure, comfortably housing everything from your mobile phone to books and an iPad. LEMAIRE

02 - Rimowa Flap Backpack, SGD2070
Crafted for on-the-go adventures, Rimowa’s Never Still Flap Backpack is a great companion for daily commutes. Combining durable canvas with leather detailing, this made-in-Italy backpack offers both flexibility and function in one complete package. The small size measures 40.5 cm by 30.5 cm, thus easily accommodating a 13-inch laptop alongside daily essentials. For extra convenience, strategically placed side zip pockets keep quick-access items readily accessible.

If you have to travel for work, you will further appreciate the handy webbing strap on the back. This lets you seamlessly slide the backpack onto the handles of your suitcase, streamlining airport commutes with ease. Alternatively, check out the Never Still Flap Backpack in a larger 44 cm by 37 cm size at SGD2410. RIMOWA

03 - Saint Laurent Bold Shopping Bag, SGD2420
For days that call for a sleek tote, Saint Laurent has the ideal option with its Bold Shopping Bag. Measuring 39.5 cm by 36 cm, this handy tote comes in full black leather perfect for professional work settings. Clean lines and an absence of ostentatious motifs further define its minimalist aesthetic. A single, discreet Saint Laurent Paris logo adds a touch of brand recognition without compromising the bag’s understated appeal.

The grained calfskin leather is another plus, making it durable and resistant to scratches. Saint Laurent also elevates everyday functionality with two thoughtful additions to this black leather tote. A removable zip pouch keeps valuables secure and organised, while a detachable key holder adds a touch of practical luxury. SAINT LAURENT

For more information, do visit the brands’ respective sites