Work Hacks: Carry your tech (and more) in classic style
Kildare craftsman Gavin de Bruir uses equestrian bridle leather in his range of hand-worked bags and cases. The androgynous Business Messenger comes in three sizes, to accommodate to your laptop spec, and functions as a commuter bag or briefcase.
An authentic, timeless carrier that only improves with age. A reliable classic.
Business Messenger, €470-€510, debruir.com
Slip your laptop into something more comfortable, designed by the fashion industry's great showman, Marc Jacob. This neoprene laptop carrier is competent, directional and incisive, and will lift your business attire without being out of place. You won't fit much of your life inside, but we'll overlook that. Also available in a muted blue khaki design.
Marc Jacobs Neoprene 15, €150, Brown Thomas
Back to the future
The backpack has entered the business-fashion world. Functional, minimal yet slightly space-age, this uber-expensive, multitasking bag provides premium protection for laptops and tablets. It has multiple entry points for easy access and interacts with Tumi's traveller range via a suitcase sleeve. It's got 'air miles' written all over it.
Tumi Dresden Flap Backpack, €975, Harveynichols.com
Covering all angles
This labyrinthine bag includes three lined compartments - one of which has a protective laptop section. With areas for phones, keys, wallet and paperwork, this is the ultimate organiser bag. Its distressed metal exterior gives it the look of a stylish bag, but turn sideways and it's width makes it obvious it is all about business. Possibly lose the keyring.
Kipling Superwork S Bag, €140, Arnotts.ie
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