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!
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.
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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