• Step up your professional game with our stunning range of work bags. From modern to classic, our bags are expertly designed to make a statement, keep you organised and productive on-the-go. Explore our range today and find the perfect companion for your 9-to-5 journey

      Choosing the right briefcase isn't just about carrying your essentials – it's about making your mark, expressing your style, and enhancing your confidence. At the Republic of Florence, we understand the importance of finding the perfect match for your unique personality and needs. Explore our range of exquisite briefcases and discover the one that perfectly complements your professional persona.

      For the Vintage Lovers

      Starting with the classics, we have the Munich Briefcase. This bag offers a retro vibe with modern flair. The Munich features two spacious compartments to keep your 15” laptop and essentials separate. You can also utilise the front pockets for quick-access items, and sling the briefcase casually over your shoulder with the provided strings – perfect for an umbrella or newspaper.

      The Sleek and Versatile Option

      The Glasgow Briefcase is designed to lighten your burden as you go about your activities in a fast-paced world. You can use the removable shoulder strap for added functionality or you can simply use the soft handles. The Glasgow has enough room for your 13” laptop and other essentials. And if there's ever a reason why you need to put your briefcase on the floor, you need not worry about it picking up dirt—thanks to the protective metal feet at the bottom.

      For the Minimalist Master

      The Tokyo Briefcase embodies minimalist elegance, effortlessly simplifying your daily routine with its clean lines and understated refinement. Constructed from premium leather, it speaks volumes about your style and poise, while offering seamless organisation for your essentials. The Tokyo briefcase has a dedicated laptop compartment that can hold a 15-inch device as well as multiple internal pockets and a zippered compartment to safeguard your valuables.

      The Executive’s Choice

      Make a bold statement with the Pretoria Briefcase, designed for the modern leader who demands nothing but the best. With its superior leather construction and thoughtfully organised compartments that fits your 15” laptop and tablet, it exudes confidence and professionalism. From boardroom meetings to international travel, the Pretoria ensures you always step out in style.

      For those Seeking a Relaxed Vibe

      This bag is perfect for professionals who want a relaxed and confident demeanour. The Madrid Briefcaseis a statement piece for the go-getter who thrives outside the traditional office setting. With its clever design and ample storage space, it keeps you organised and poised for success. From coffee shop brainstorming sessions to client meetings, the Madrid empowers you to own your workday, your way.

      A Rugged Work Bag

      The Milan Briefcase is a rugged bag, the ultimate workhorse for the contemporary professionals. Featuring three spacious compartments, this bag carries just about anything, including your 15” laptop, without appearing bulky or sacrificing elegance. Like the Madrid, it also has a trolley band that allows convenient luggage attachment during travels.

      Women juggle a lot. Deadlines, meetings, commutes, errands – the list goes on. Therefore, the need for a proper work bag cannot be trivialised. Investing in the right bag is essential for protecting your devices, keeping your belongings organised and enhancing your overall look. So don’t fall into the common trap of using a handbag to tote a laptop, as this can lead to stretched leather, damaged devices, and a host of other problems. Fortunately, there are many types of work bags to choose from, each with its own unique benefits and features. Let’s go through some popular options.

      The Briefcases

      These sleek and sophisticated bags offer the perfect blend of style and functionality. Ideal for the modern professional, these bags provide ample space for your laptop and essentials while guaranteeing durability thanks to their sturdy leather construction. The Glasgow and Tokyo are suitable for professionals seeking clean looks, while Munich is for those who cherish vintage charm. You can also channel your inner boss babe with the Madrid briefcase.

      Tote Bags

      Tote work bags are perfect for women that want a stylish and practical option. TheFlorenceand Beatrice bags offer just that. Whether you're headed to the office or out for drinks, they transition seamlessly from day to night. With plenty of room for your laptop and personal items, they're the ultimate one-bag solution for busy professionals.


      For hands-free convenience and comfort, you can't beat a backpack. Our backpacks - Archy, Salvador and Bexley - feature laptop compartments and plenty of pockets. They are perfect for commuters and can easily carry heavy weights. Plus, they're stylish enough to wear anywhere, from the office to the gym.

      Dual-Function Bags

      The ultimate in versatility, these dual-function bags offer the best of both worlds. The beautiful Emma is our bestselling convertible bag. With the ability to transform from a backpack to a shoulder bag in seconds, they're perfect for women on the move. As if that’s not enough, they can also be worn as a crossbody bag. 

      Messenger Bags

      These bags are designed for women who want a stylish, hands-free option. Our Julius, Nero and Aurelian messenger bags are perfect for students, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants a one-bag solution. Big enough to carry your laptop, they also feature multiple pockets and a comfortable shoulder strap. 

      Choosing the Perfect Partner: Factors to Consider

      Now that you've explored the different work bag styles, here are some key factors to consider when making your final decision:

      - Lifestyle: How much do you typically carry? Do you commute by car or public transport? Consider your daily routine and choose a bag that can keep up.

      - Laptop Size: Make sure your bag has a dedicated compartment that fits your laptop snugly.

      - Organisation Needs: Do you need a lot of pockets to stay organised? Consider the number and size of compartments to ensure everything has its place.

      - Personal Style: Your work bag is an extension of you! Choose a style that complements your wardrobe and reflects your personality.

      - Brand Reputation: Looking to invest in a brand that offers high-quality products? Then, look no further than the Republic of Florence!

      Gone are the days when men could simply stuff their belongings into their pockets. Today's modern man needs a polished and versatile work bag that can seamlessly transition from the boardroom to café meetings. A quality work bag not only protects your essentials but also enhances your overall look and professionalism. Whether you're attending client meetings, commuting to the office, a student or jet-setting across the globe, the right work bag is an indispensable tool for success.

      The Briefcases

      For the gentleman who values timeless style and grace, nothing beats a classic briefcase. Our collection of briefcases combines traditional craftsmanship with modern functionality to offer the perfect blend of form and function. The Pretoria Briefcase, for example, features a luxurious design, dedicated trolley band, and comfortable shoulder strap, making it perfect for frequent travellers.

      But we understand that every individual has unique needs and preferences. We’re not a one-size-fits-all brand, that’s why we offer a range of options to cater for different lifestyles. From the minimalist and super light Glasgow, to the compact yet roomy Tokyo, we have something for everyone. The Madrid is a great option for the relaxed pros, the Munich for those who enjoy a retro look while the Milan is a workhorse for those who require a robust option. Our briefcases are ideal for professionals who appreciate the finer things in life. 

      Messenger Bags

      Messenger bags are the go-to choice for men who value versatility and convenience. Perfect for students, freelancers, and urban dwellers alike, our messenger bags offer ample storage space for laptops, notebooks, and other essentials while keeping you looking stylish.

       With adjustable straps and multiple compartments, our messenger bags - Aurelian, Nero and Julius - are designed to adapt to your ever-changing needs, whether you're navigating crowded city streets or hopping on public transportation. Choose from a range of designs and colours to find the messenger bag that best suits your lifestyle and personality.


      For the man who's always on the move, nothing beats the practicality and performance of a backpack. Our collection of backpacks combines rugged durability with sleek design to offer the ultimate solution for commuters, cyclists, and outdoor enthusiasts. With padded laptop compartments, ergonomic straps, and water-resistant materials, our backpacks are built to withstand the rigours of daily life while keeping your essentials safe and secure. 

      Choosing Your Leather Friend

      When choosing the perfect work bag, there are several factors to consider. Firstly, consider your specific needs and lifestyle. Are you a frequent traveller who needs a bag that can withstand the demands of constant use? Or are you a student who needs a lightweight and versatile bag for campus life? Additionally, consider the size and capacity of the bag, ensuring it can comfortably accommodate all your essentials without being too bulky or cumbersome. Also, pay attention to the materials and construction of the bag, opting for high-quality materials that are both durable and stylish. Finally, if you need premium work bags with durable leather construction, the Republic of Florence is your dependable partner! 

      So, you're a professional who prioritises organisation and style, but the traditional work bag just isn't your vibe? Don't fret! We understand your choice and that's why we offer a range of luxurious compendiums designed to meet your professional needs in style. Whether you're attending meetings, conferences, and interviews, or whether you’re a student, creative entrepreneur, or business professional, our compendiums provide a sleek and sophisticated solution for organising your essentials.

      Benefits of Our Compendiums

      - Luxurious Leather: Crafted from the finest quality leather, our compendiums radiate luxury and class. With their supple texture and rich tones, they make a statement wherever you go.

      - Versatile Design: Our compendiums are designed to be versatile and adaptable to your needs. With multiple pockets, they offer ample storage space for notebooks, tablets, and other must-haves.

      - Sleek and Slim: Unlike bulky briefcases or backpacks, our compendiums are slim and lightweight, making them easy to carry and perfect for travel.

      - Professional Image: With their sleek and sophisticated design, our compendiums help you make a lasting impression in any professional setting. Whether you're meeting with clients or attending a boardroom presentation, they ensure you always look the part.

      How to Choose the Right Compendium

      When choosing the right compendium for your needs, there are several factors to consider:

      - Leather Type: Consider the type of leather that best suits your style and preferences. From classic full-grain leather to sleek and modern designs, we offer a range of options to suit every taste.

      - Size: Choose a compendium size that comfortably accommodates your notebooks, devices, and other essentials. Our compendiums come in various sizes to fit your specific needs.

      - Features: Look for compendiums with features that meet your requirements, such as zippered closures, multiple compartments, and padded sleeves for devices.

      Explore Our Compendium Collection

      We offer three luxurious compendium options to suit your specific needs:

      - Folio: The Folio is a premium A4 leather compendium designed to house all your notebook essentials and devices. Featuring a secure zip closure, it ensures your tech (up to 13") is protected alongside your notes and documents. This is the perfect choice for the professional who demands both style and security.

      - Imperial: The Imperial is another A4 leather compendium, crafted for those who crave a balance of functionality and slim design. This lightweight option comfortably accommodates devices up to 13" while maintaining a sleek silhouette. Ideal for the professional who prioritises portability without compromising on organisation.

      - Charta: The Charta takes a unique approach, functioning as a luxurious leather document holder for your laptop and other essentials. This slim design is perfect for the minimalist professional who needs to carry their laptop but prefers a more streamlined profile. The Charta utilises a clip closure, offering a touch more flexibility in capacity compared to a traditional zip closure.


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