Winter style – bags

Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag? No thanks. We'd rather pack up our stuff in these sturdy winter satchels

It’s a rule universally acknowledged that you don’t carry all your personal effects around in a supermarket carrier bag (not even a bag for life). Do yourself a favour and invest in one of these.

Paul Smith Kremer Holdall


Knomo Saxby

Stylish bags needn’t lack colour, and this all-purpose holdall from Paul Smith is a prime example. Bright, breezy and elegant.

Barbour Leather Briefcase


Millican Keith the Writer’s Bag

The Saxby provides room for a 15in laptop and plenty more besides, and finished off in a weather-shrugging coated canvas, the winter holds no fear for it.

House of Marley Lively Up Messenger


Celtic Sheepskin Heritage

There’s more to Barbour than wax jackets for rural shotgun-wavers – and this bag’s use of timeless brown leather gives it a distinctly distinguished feel.


Designed to look like an envelope, the retro-styled Writer’s Bag caters for the modern scrivener with a 15in laptop pouch and four additional pockets.


The military-inspired look is perhaps more understated than you might expect from House of Marley, but we’re certainly not complaining. Features laptop and tablet pockets.


With its leather and tartan finish oozing more “north of the border” charm that a plate of neeps and tatties, the Heritage works either as an overnight bag or a laptop-lugger.

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