Well, personally I like the look of old fashioned things. I have always admired old fashioned traditional leather bags. Recently I have come across some pretty awesome ones made without leather from a surprising source.
These can be found on American Eagle Oufitters, a store which I used to love but has recently really turned me off with their tacky clothes. But they have some excellent bags right now that look ideal.
AE Messenger Bag (buy here)
Faux leather construction
This bag comes in five colors, but I am loving these very traditional brown looks. Probably because I have always wanted to wear a real leather bag like this, but never allowed myself to sport leather. I find this price extremely cheap for a bag like this.
This bag is getting mixed reviews on the site, and I always am dramatically swayed by bad reviews, but one person loved it, and I think it looks great. It also comes in brown.
“Supple Faux Leather”
This bag got great reviews, and seems pretty nice looking, though it is a little too trendy for me. But it looks very stylish, and might be excellent when being fashionable is necessary.
“supple faux leather”
This one looks good too.
Strangely enough the other bags on AE seem to use real leather in their straps and such. Why?! But luckily these are the prettiest bags in the category marked bags.
Let me know what you think about these bags. Do you like them? Are they your style? I love comments so please introduce yourself if you find this post!