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The European

The European

Regular price $259
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"I have been searching for years for a bag / briefcase just like this. High quality. Rustic. Simple lines. I am completely satisfied with this handcrafted bag." - Grant P., The European customer

  • Full Grain Leather
  • Up to 17 Inch Laptops
  • Free & Fast Shipping
  • Fast & Secure Checkout
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Hey there, Good Lookin’


Gone are the days of walking around with your smartphone in your back pocket and maybe a pen in your front pocket. Us modern-day gentlemen have plenty of everyday staples to accompany us on our daily travels, from laptops to books, files, documents…spare socks?

And we need a bag that can handle it all. A bag that’s lightweight, spacious, and downright sexy to boot.

Meet The European, the leather briefcase for men that makes the perfect gift for yourself or any 21st century gentleman. While every European model showcases the same genuine leather quality as his brothers, no two are the same.

Each leather laptop bag for 17 inch laptops is lovingly made by hand, guaranteeing that uniquely aged look with all the right accents in all the right places.

From the upscale streets of Paris, to the classic waterways of Venice, The European leather briefcase is built for the premium modern gentleman.


  • Made from premium full grain crazy horse leather
  • Two large main interior zippered compartments.
  • One concealed front zipper for easy access to important items
  • Two front latch closable compartments for your pens, business cards, credit cards, smartphone and more
  • One rear zipper compartment for easy access, yet secure storage
  • Comes with an adjustable, removable shoulder strap
  • Padded laptop sleeve fits up to most 17-inch screen display laptops (diagonal measurement)


  • Dimensions: 16.6" L x 11.8" H x 4" W
  • Weight: 4.3 lbs

It’s Versatile

Like you, The European is made to move. From the croissant-infused streets of Paris to the quirky canals of Amsterdam, this leather laptop bag for men offers both class and convenience in one fell swoop.

Carry all your gear with you wherever you go and enjoy the compliments that will fly in from all sides – whether you’re grinding at the office or smashing beers at happy hour.

A fully adjustable shoulder strap further protects your back from contorting into curious positions.

It’s Spacious

When we say The European is roomy, we mean it’s like Mary Poppin’s handbag – but for men.

This HIGHLY RATED leather briefcase for men is the perfect size to accommodate everything the modern gentleman needs to get (and stay) organized.

Stash your 17” laptop safely in the padded compartment. Take your books, paperwork, documents, files, pens, and more wherever you go.

Two spacious front pockets are perfect for accessories like business cards, your wallet, smartphone, shades, keys, meds, and anything else you can’t live without.

Front and rear zippers keep your stuff safe when moving to and from work, on vacation, and everything in-between. Bonus: Add genuine leather to your manly aroma.

It’s Quality

This practical leather briefcase for men is just as hardwearing as it is lightweight – and it’s thicker than many of our other bags. Perfect for businessmen on the move.

We’re passionate about engineering quality that lasts forever, which is why every leather laptop bag is crafted by expert artisans with STRONG clasps and a sturdy build.

We use only unaltered cowhide (full-grain leather that only gets more handsome with time). This type of leather is destined to last, just like the buffalos that spent millennia strengthening their resistance against the elements.

This stylish briefcase for men lets everyone know who’s boss, proving you’re winning at adulting.

Order Yours Today

Once this stylish briefcase for men is in your life, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without him. But it’s not too late to experience life on the other side of sub-par craftsmanship.

ONLY The Real Leather Company gives modern-day gentlemen the leather companions they deserve on their daily travels. Join our community by adding this premium leather laptop bag to your collection today.

You won’t find premium leather quality like this anywhere else, guaranteed.

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Learn how to pair your new leather bag for work and leisure.

Elevate your style with the 50+ leather bag outfit ideas featured in this lookbook*.

Get outfit inspiration to:

  1. Impress your colleagues with workweek wins
  2. Wow your friends with casual cool looks
  3. Look stylish for weekend exploration with adventure-ready looks

All while keeping it simple, quick, and affordable for all body shapes and sizes.

*please note the lookbook will be automatically added to cart for all orders over $100.

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We think you’ll love your new leather bag. But just in case it’s not quite right - all customers are protected by The Real Leather Guarantee.

With The Real Leather Guarantee, you can shop confidently, knowing that you have a whole 30 days to decide if your leather bag is everything you dreamed of.

With the option to return your order within 30 days, you can make your decision with full peace of mind.

Your most common questions

Shipping and returns

All orders are eligible for Free Shipping to the US. Our best selling items are also eligible for free shipping to the UK and paid shipping to Canada.

Most orders are processed and shipped within 1-3 business days of receipt.

All purchases from our store come with The Real Leather Guarantee.

Got your eye on something? Try it out for 30 days. If it's not for you, return it to us and we'll refund your order. And we promise, no hard feelings!

When will I get my order?

The current typical delivery time of this item to the US, Canada and the UK is between 2-5 business days.

Will my device fit?

The Device Fit on this item is: Up to 17 Inch Laptops

Not sure if your device will fit into this leather bag? Here we’ll show you how to find out step by step:

  1. Get something to measure your device with. A tape measure will work great.
  2. Find the bottom left corner of your device screen.
  3. Now, follow the screen with your eyes until you reach the top right corner of the screen.
  4. Take a tape measure and carefully measure the distance from the bottom left corner to the top right corner of the screen.
  5. Measure only the screen part. Ignore the frame or the black edge around the screen (that's called the bezel).
  6. Write down the number you measured and round down to the nearest whole number. E.g. 15.6” becomes 15” and 17.2” becomes 17”. This is your screen size in inches.
  7. Compare this number to the Device Fit number above.
  8. If the number you measured is smaller than or equal to the Device Fit number above, then it fits - great!
  9. If the number you measured is larger than the Device Fit number above, then it won’t fit comfortably. We recommend going back through our collection of bags and filtering by the Device Fit number you need.


I measured my laptop screen size and rounded the result as instructed. My screen size is 14 inches. All bags marked as Up to 15 Inch Laptops will fit my laptop.

Will this bag fit me?

We understand that finding the perfect leather bag can be a concern, especially when it comes to fitting different body shapes and sizes. Our bags are designed to accommodate adults of all sizes, and we have taken special measures to ensure your comfort and satisfaction.

Our leather bags are thoughtfully crafted to fit all sizes of humans comfortably.

Most of our bags feature adjustable shoulder straps that can be extended from 25 inches to 49 inches. This wide range ensures that the bag can be easily customized to fit your unique body shape and size. Whether you're petite, tall, or somewhere in between, you can adjust the strap to find the perfect fit.

Will this bag be too heavy for me?

We understand the importance of comfort when carrying your belongings. Bags made from real leather are slightly heavier than most other materials. That’s why we've made adjusting the shoulder straps on our bags quick and easy.

The design of the adjustable straps are user-friendly and hassle-free, so you won't have to spend a lot of time trying to get the right fit. Once you find your ideal strap length, you can easily secure it in place, allowing you to effortlessly carry the bag with maximum comfort and style.

How do I look after my bag?

Treating a real leather bag with care can extend its life by years.

We recommend following our full Leather Care Secrets guide to preserve your leather bag.

Use a good leather care kit once or twice per year to prevent your bag becoming dry or cracked. We recommend using this all natural leather care kit for our bags.

Be sure to take the time to care properly for your leather. If you do, your bag can have a good, long life.

Can I get it monogrammed?

At this time, we do not provide monogramming or embossing services. However, all our bags can be monogrammed by most leather working dealers. We recommend taking our bags to your local dealer for more information.

Can I get it wet?

Wherever possible, avoid damp or moisture on your leather bag. We know this is not always possible, so if your bag does get wet, here's what you do.

If you spill something on it, blot away the moisture with a clean dry cloth as quickly as you're able to.

Caught in a rainstorm? Be sure to let your leather bag completely air dry and do not use a heat source to speed up the drying (this can damage the leather). Stuff the bag with newspaper to help the bag keep its shape and absorb moisture from the inside.

Will my bag smell bad when I get it?

As this bag is made from real leather, it is likely to emit a strong, natural leather smell when you first receive it. This will fade over time.

Should this smell not be to your liking, we recommend airing out your bag in a cool, dry climate for 48 hours.

Can this leather bag be made with custom dimensions?

We are able to make some leather bags in our collection with custom dimensions.

If you are interested in this service, please contact us, providing the model requested and the desired dimensions. If this is currently possible, we will then provide a quote.

Please note that any custom bags ordered this way are strictly made-to-order, so will take a little longer to get to you and will be more expensive than the similar model on our site. All custom orders are final and returns cannot be accepted.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Angela J

I hunted high and low for the perfect briefcase for my husband. We’ve had some terrible luck in the past. The color is beautiful and unique. My husband was very pleased with this bag. I’ll update after he uses it more consistently for a few months but so far so good 😊

Thanks Angela! That's terrific to read. We're delighted he likes his new bag,

husband loves it

When we unpacked it, it looked like a really great bag. We were right! The leather is super nice and it looks well made as you can see from the photo I've attached. My husband really likes it and says a few guys at work have been asking him where he got it! Fully recommend!!!

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We're delighted to hear that your husband is enjoying this bag.

Mark Johnson
Awesome Bag!

I love how soft the leather is and the durability of the European. I am a left hand amputee and how it’s made makes it very easy for me to use! Thank you! Mark

Thanks Mark, that's really terrific to read!

Daniel Abreu
Diversity Bag.

Able to fit everything I need, different packets, it just me.

Thanks Daniel!

Sean Osborn

The search is over! Years I have looked for the perfect leather bag that emitted quality construction, impeccable style and timeless beauty….I fell in love at first sight online. It quite honestly…the pictures do not do it justice. I look forward to having it on my side and with me wherever I go. It steals the show. Not gonna lie…I kinda wish it was a one off because this bag is going to sell!!

That's amazing, thanks Sean!

Gary Terwilliger
Extremely pleased with the European.

Very nice bag. Leather is soft and craftsmanship is impeccable. The room in this bag is impressive, with more than enough room for all my electronics and work getup. Couldn’t be happier with this product.

Thanks Gary!

Mary J Speare
Husband loves his "European" bag

My husband says every time he looks at his new bag, he smiles because it is so beautiful. My only worry about it is the stiff straps the enclose the outer pockets (making them hard to unbuckle), but that does not seem to bother him.

That's great, thanks Mary! Please note that as natural leather is used, it will occasionally be a little stiff. This will fade over time with use.

Stephen Ehrler

The European

Thanks Stephen!

Robert Rubin
European leather bag

Real nice!

Thanks Robert!

Grant Parks
Awesome bag!

I have been searching for years for a bag / briefcase just like this. High quality. Rustic. Simple lines. I am completely satisfied with this handcrafted bag.

Amazing to hear, thanks Grant!