This past week the NY Times T Magazine had an article in the Women's Fashion section about using men's briefcases as handbags. The story featured Marina Muñoz, an Argentinean stylist, who has a way of wearing men's wear for a classically, elegant look. She was the perfect choice for a story about a typical masculine item being used as a replacement for an indispensible, feminine object.
Stylist Marina Muñoz checking out briefcases at Brooks Brothers.
Men's briefcases have great organizational features. There would be room for a mini "office" and makeup essentials with lots of room left for computer, sweater, and folding ballet slippers. The neutral colors of the men's bags would work well with most color palettes and when broken in, the leather would develop a rich patina.
So can you see yourself carrying a briefcase instead of a woman's handbag?