The universe of men’s bags is full of wild new shapes and sizes—a space where designers are presenting some of their biggest, boldest ideas. So now is the time to think as creatively about what you carry as you do about what you wear.
There are gym bags, and then there are gym bags that your personal trainer carries for you to your private jet. This genuine alligator duffel, by master of unrestrained luxury Tom Ford, is the latter ($39,500).
In the ’90s, Miuccia Prada spurred an accessories revolution with a line of sporty nylon bags that turned the utilitarian pack into a luxury status symbol. Today there’s a Prada bag for every appendage (wrist, waist, neck), but this leather bandolier satisfies any and all fashion tastes ($1,690).
Hedi Slimane doesn’t seek to reinvent menswear; rather, he seeks to perfect it. So why would his briefcase design for Celine ($3,750) be anything but the purest expression of the form?
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Frank Ocean? Timotheé Chalamet? Dev Hynes? Place your bets now on which superfan of designer Jonathan Anderson will toss this artisanally made Loewe patchwork tote over their shoulder first ($2,750).
First at Off-White, and now at Louis Vuitton Men’s, Virgil Abloh has proved time and time again that he’s the king of the clout pack. Here he reimagines the iconic Vuitton purse with a tentlike shape and an extremely ’grammable embroidered monogram ($2,740).
Beaded Saddle Bag
Streetwear O.G. Shawn Stüssy’s hand-drawn graphics have appeared on everything from surfboards to hoodies in the past few decades—but this is the first time they will be featured on a
Dior Men saddle bag ($9,200), which required 160 hours of work and 10,000 beads to execute in Paris’s famous Vermont atelier.
SET DESIGN: ANDREA HUELSE
PHOTOGRAPHS BY SEBASTIAN MADER