A briefcase is a business attire essential.

But because it’s such a classic bag there are some styles that can look a little bit outdated.

That’s why we’ve compiled the top 5 best modern briefcases for 2021 to keep you smart but fashionable in your next business meeting.

No more hard boxy shells or outdated colours, these contemporary business briefcases have been designed with a sleeker, more sophisticated finish to display both edge and professionalism.

Browse our top 5 below.

1. Executive Leather Briefcase - Best for Professionals


Executive men's leather briefcase brown


A compact single gusset design makes this briefcase very easy to use. It's made from full grain Italian leather, so you know it's high quality.

The more structured exterior is a modern take on a classic briefcase shape.

Available online, priced at $525


2. Elegant Slim Leather Laptop Bag - Best for Minimal Design


This briefcase is perfect for those looking to keep a low profile, with a slim design that has room for your essentials, without feeling bulky.

It has enough space and strength to carry a 15inch laptop/Macbook.

Made from full grain leather, and with a soft cotton lining.

Available online, priced at $415


3. No.3 Messenger Briefcase - Best Satchel Briefcase


no.3 leather messenger briefcase in brown


For those who enjoy the satchel style of briefcase, the No.3 is perfect.

It's made from full grain leather, and uses both a two strap and lock and key closure, making it a great option for extra security.

Available online, priced at $440.


4. Essential Modern Briefcase - Best Laptop Briefcase

This smart yet unstructured briefcase is the perfect cross between smart and modern style. It's available in solid brown or elegance black leather finishes. The handle allows it to be used as a messenger bag too.

It can handle a laptop, making it a versatile choice as a business briefcase.

Available online, priced $342.


5. City Leather Laptop Bag - Best for Storage Space

For a larger, more practical bag to take around the city, there is this brilliant laptop bag briefcase. It has a more unstructured look, making it a more casual briefcase.

Available in black, brown or tan.

The modern light brown colour will stand out among a sea of boring business bags, providing style and practicality.

Available online, priced $415.


Why Leather Is Important for a Modern Briefcase

Although you may be considering buying other materials for your new briefcase, there is a reason why leather briefcases are best. Unlike modern fabrics, leather has been considered smart and professional for years, and although styles of bag chance slightly over time, the chances of a leather briefcase being fashionable for many years is far greater than a modern alternative. Funky fabrics may be fashionable right now, but they won't be like that forever.

Shop our full range of leather bags online at VonBaer.com.

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