Meet the men who wear man bags, proudly

Great story from Fortune. Last issue we wrote about http://www.biancamosca.com Men’s bags are becoming a huge phenomenon. My prediction is we’re going to see a big increase in men carrying stylish bags. The guys at Bianca Mosca have told me they are designing a range of alligator bags to compete with the offerings from French giant Hermes. Maybe they can come up with a mens bag to compete with the legendary Birkin!

Fortune

Bags intended for men make up nearly a fifth of the luxury handbag market, according to the market intelligence firm Euromonitor, and those numbers are rising. The value of these bags is projected to top $8 billion by 2018.

Ralph Lauren makes a $22,000 alligator attache. Louis Vuitton sells a $2,780 canvas men’s backpack emblazoned with the label’s monogram print, and pricier backpacks are sold by Valentino ($3,695) and Fendi ($5,000). There are clutches, dubbed folios, and even a $300 version of that most disparaged of satchels, the fanny pack, is sold by WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie.

Street Style - Day 3 - Milan Menswear Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016Fendi bag in Milan, Italy.Photograph by Vanni Bassetti — Getty Images

Some man bags also stray pretty far afield from classic brown or black leather: there are bold colors, patterned bags, fur-trimmed bags, bags shaped like a giant glove by Moschino and a cartoon whale by Thom Browne.

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