Newspaper bag, 1,550 euros ($2,290)
This Belgian-made bag is lined with basane, a sheepskin leather traditionally used for bookbinding. In the spirit of that literary heritage, the straps are designed to hold your daily paper.
F76 Leo, 250 francs ($244)
The newest model from every hipster's favorite Swiss bag maker uses those signature recycled tarps, but boasts an integrated laptop sleeve as well as extra pockets inside and out.
CorePack Fly messenger bag, $89.95
No more fumbling at the airport — a TSA — friendly laptop sleeve means you can leave your computer inside this bag. Extra style points for the pinstripes.
Industrial canvas dipped coal bag, $225
The bottom of this canvas tote is hand-dipped in latex for reinforcement.
Swig backpack, $80
A backpack channeling a messenger bag, the Swig can be customized with your choice of fabrics and colors. Bonus: a built-in bottle opener.
3Fold multi-use bag, 409 euros ($604)
Handmade of Italian leather, this versatile case does triple duty: It can be reconfigured as a laptop carrier, an overnight bag, or a portfolio.
A version of this article appeared in the February 2010 issue of Fast Company magazine.