The trend of ‘boyfriend dressing’ has really taken off lately. Many brands are also starting to create unisex lines of clothing. However, if you’re not interested in sharing your clothes with the man in your life, try accessories such as bags. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see what’s out there.
1. Cambridge Satchel Company Leather Backpack Satchel
Price: $193.09 at asos.com
This bag is by an iconic British brand. It has a classic and understated design which makes it perfect for both sexes. The bag is beautifully crafted and features a front pocket with twin buckle fastening. Females may prefer to wear it as an over-the-shoulder satchel, while males may prefer to wear it in backpack form.
2. Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Leather Satchel
Price: $1595.00 at net-a-porter.com
This option is for the designer couple. Proenza Schouler’s black leather satchel is terribly on trend and on the must-have list of any discerning fashionista (or fashionisto). The all black design just screams understated cool. Share this with your man or buy one each because you’ll definitely be fighting over who gets to wear this number.
3. Ted Baker Smart Bowling Weekend Bag
Price: $103.44 at asos.com
I love the rich brown colour of this bag. Its minimal design makes it the perfect bag for both males and females. You can use it to carry all your essentials on a girl’s weekend away, while he can take it on his next business trip. This bag will please everyone.
4. MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Harness Purse
Price: $315.00 at lagarconne.com
This purse is all sorts of cool. I wouldn’t expect any less from this designer. The straps on this bag are easily adjustable, making it perfect to share. It sits close to the body and would be great for travelling or taking to festivals.
5. Steve Mono Nat Capital Day Bag
Price: $455.00 at openingceremony.us
This bag is easily one of my favourites. The classic shape and vegetal tanning are stand out design features. It features contrasting leather straps, snap closures, and is fully lined. However, I do think that most men would find this design too feminine. But when you think about it, this just means that you can use it more often!
6. Topman Canvas Nouvelle Shopper Bag
Price: $12.00 at us.topman.com
This canvas shopper is cool and casual. I love the New York inspired Nouvelle print on the front of the bag. It’s the perfect size for carrying notebooks, laptops, and other assorted materials. The low price point is sure to make both you and your man happy!
7. Topman Black Leather Briefcase
Price: $120.00 at us.topman.com
Corporate couples take note. This black leather briefcase talks business. I love the classic design and brass accents. It also comes with a lock and key, so all your business can be safely locked away. Carry it by the handle or sling it over your shoulder for a more casual look.
What are your thoughts on ‘boyfriend dressing’? Which of these bags do you like best?