The bag you carry says as much about you as the clothes you wear. Don’t buy a duffer, pick up one of these five holdalls and you’ll really look the part at the gym or when you’re staying over for a weekend.
1. Eddie Mulder Tribute bag
Eddie Mulder was a 60s dirt track rider, the first man to wear brightly coloured leathers and amazingly, Evel Knievel’s stunt double. This is a copy of his kit bag by Bill Amberg, made of bike leather, with chunky biker zips and heavy treads. A real looker, but not cheap at £645.
Bill Amberg website
2. Paul Smith Vintage Mini bag
if you’re feeling nostalgic for the old Mini, check out this Paul Smith bag with ‘Mini at Chatsworth Print’, along with two internal pockets, an extendable strap, purple lining, embossed logo and antique brass hardware. It’s available now to buy online, priced at £135.
3. Lacoste retro sports bag
Not one bag, but a whole range of hip, retro bags from your local
Lacoste store. Check out this tennis bag, with plenty of room for your
weekend kit, plus double carrying straps, an outer pocket and a choice
of colours – including this Lacoste green. Prices vary, but don’t break
4. Karhu Originals holdall
Karhu is a long-running Finnish sports label with designs that haven’t
changed much in the company’s long history. This holdall is made of the
same material (100% heilon – whatever that is) and by the same people
that made it when it first hit the stores in the 1970s. Available in
brown, black, white, green and yellow, it sells for 99 Euros (that’s
5. Dunhill tan Cricket Holdall
Something a bit more ‘classic’, this Cricket Holdall from Dunhill is
far too good for your sports kit – it’s made from a soft cowhide
leather and features internal pockets for shoes, keys, wallet, pens and
mobile phone holders. There’s also a removable/adjustable shoulder
strap and a black jacquard Dunhill logo lining. It sells for a