Bag a case
OK, so maybe above it should read "bags for men" if this is to be included, as it's a case, not a man bag, but we just couldn't leave it out. Cool London men's brand Hackett has teamed up with Globe Trotter bags and Aston Martin to design this impeccably British bag for the distinguished gent. It's stylish yet understated and open it up and you'll find a big Union Jack print adorning the inside. It's limited edition so you may have to get in touch with the company if you want one. www.hackett.com
Camper is king
You can't feature retro man bags without a Volkswagen camper van turning up at some point, and here it is. The VW camper, which is also known as the Type 2, Transporter and Kombi, is the embodiment of automotive retro styling, so it works a treat when emblazoned on what is the most distinctively retro style of shoulder bag. An ideal size for most laptops and A4-size files, this trendy bag can be yours for just Dh70; log on to www.shoppingfield.co.uk to get your hands on one.
Alfa makes khaki cool
All right, we can see how you might think this bag is exclusively for students, with its khaki-coloured material but, believe it or not, khaki is cool. And the bag does carry some motoring prestige with the speeding Alfa Romeo 12C grand prix racer on its front. The 12C only raced between 1936 and 1937 and it wasn't hugely successful, but it's still a unique car and you're likely to puzzle enthusiasts who spot you out and about with this bag over your shoulder. www.meandmycar.co.uk. Dh260.
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