Essential modern briefcase full grain leather brown back view

Essential Modern Briefcase

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  • Premium Italian full-grain leather
  • Fits up to a 15.6" laptop
  • Spacious two-compartment design
  • Durable cotton lining and YKK zipper

Made both for business and everyday life, our Essential modern briefcase has you feeling confident when carrying around everyday necessities like laptops, books, refreshments—you name it.

Handcrafted in Florence, Italy by experienced craftsmen in family-owned studios, this briefcase is known for turning heads for all the right reasons. The irresistibly sleek design features full-grain cow leather with a solid brass hardware finish. On top of that, it is fully lined with fine cotton canvas. You'll notice in the product video that the briefcase has a slim profile despite being spacious and ensuring that you don't run out of room while keeping things nicely organized. Additionally, a big back pocket gives you instant access to essentials. Carry it by hand or use the detachable shoulder strap.

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  • Premium vegetable-tanned full-grain Italian leather

  • Durable cotton lining

  • Japanese YKK zips


    • Comfortably holds up to a 15,6″ MacBook, and most 15,6″ laptops, documents and other essentials.

    • Two zipped compartments.

    • Mobile and tablet slip pockets

    • Large internal zipped pocket

    • Large external zipped pocket

    • Fits A4 size paper

    • Adjustable shoulder strap

    • Reinforced bag handles

    • Available gift packing

    • Dimensions:

        Width: 40 cm (15.75 inches)

        Height: 31 cm (12.2 inches) excluding handles

        Depth: 10 cm (3.94 inches)

        Weight: 1.3 kg (2.87 lbs)

We recommend treating your leather accessory once a month with our Premium Leather Cream. First, remove any dirt or dust from the leather with a cloth. Then apply a thin and even layer of the cream on dry and clean leather with a cotton cloth in circular movements. Allow to dry and then polish.

When ordering from us, you’ll receive everything ready to be gifted. Our bags come with a handmade cotton dust bag. Please use it when storing the bag to help the leather remain in good condition and develop a rich patina over time.Additionally, all smaller items such as wallets and belts will arrive beautifully wrapped in tissue paper, a gift box, and a gift bag.

We offer free worldwide express shipping on all orders over €800.

Destination Express shipping
Cost Standard shipping
United States, Canada 2-4 days
Europe* 1-2 days
4-5 days
Rest of World 3-5 days

*Includes Switzerland, Norway and UK

For further details, please go to the shipping information page.


Von Baer products are crafted using premium vegetable-tanned Italian leather. Because we believe in the importance of sustainability, each of our product comes with a certificate of leather origin. The trademark Pelle Conciata al Vegetale in Toscana (Tuscan Vegetable-Tanned Leather) guarantees the quality and origin of the leather. It encompasses not just the material itself but also how it has been treated and by whom.


It is not without reason that Italy is known as the land of true artisans. All our products are made in Florence, Italy in family-owned studios, where the tradition of leather craftsmanship has been passed down generations. Believing that our customers deserve the best and showing our appreciation for this masterful heritage craft, we are ready to pay honest production prices for the high-quality work being put into each product.


We ensure that all our products are beautiful inside and out. We use natural thick and robust Italian cotton canvas lining. Unlike synthetic materials, it is sustainable and pleasant to touch. Moreover, the cotton lining is long-lasting thanks to the well-known Italian grasp of impeccable textile manufacturing. Due to this, an ordinary fabric like cotton is turned into something that will serve well to those who expect the highest quality.


Your product is only as good as its weakest link. You don’t want to throw away your bag after a couple of months of use simply because the zipper didn’t hold up. That’s why we only use the renowned YKK zippers for our products.