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Leather Zip-Top Briefcase


Saddle Tan

We can emboss your initials on your new Lotuff piece to make it truly your own. Please write in the order of your first initial, middle, and last initials. If you’d like, you can forego a middle initial. Each letter is capitalized and in the same size and font. A monogram adds $50 to your order. Provided the item you order is in stock, there is no added lead time if you opt for the monogram.

The Leather Zip-Top Briefcase is one of the best briefcases on the market, perfect for business professionals from London to Lagos and places in between. Guaranteed for life and handmade in America of natural, vegetable-tanned leather, this briefcase fits a 15" Macbook Pro and has interior pockets perfectly sized for business cards and your cell phone. With a two-way zipper, and handsome, thoughtful, and minimal accents, It is perfect for the office and beyond. 

    Product Details

    • Classic, single-gusset briefcase design with leather-bound edges. 
    • Approximate Weight: 3.5 lbs
    • Hand-selected, tumbled, vegetable-tanned leather. Learn more.

    • Two-way extended zipper for easy open, close, entry, and access.
    • Double full-length exterior pockets for magazines, newspapers, plane tickets, etc. 
    • Full-length interior sleeve pocket that can fit up to a 15" laptop, keeping it separate from the rest of the bag. 
    • Card, phone, and pen pockets.
    • Double-stitched handle.
    • Nesting handles with 5" drop for comfortable in-hand carry.
    • Removable and adjustable shoulder strap with 1 1/2" wide shoulder pad. 
    • Solid-brass hardware and two-way YKK Excella zipper.
    • Individual number debossed on the interior. 
    • Handmade in New England.


    Height 12.00 inches

    Width 17.00 inches 

    Depth 3.00 inches

    Product Information

    Our Zip-Top Briefcase is an understated, handsome piece. With a fully leather construction and an extended zipper for easy interior access, the Zip Top meets at the intersection of functionality and beauty.

    A 5" handle and a removable, adjustable shoulder strap allow the bag to be carried both in hand or on shoulder. And an interior compartment holds a laptop (up to 15") and has slots for business cards, a cell phone, and pens. The two exterior pockets can be used for easy access to files, the daily paper, or your tablet. 


    What Can It Fit?

    Follow along with this video to see all the things that can fit into our Zip-Top Briefcase! Questions on specific items? E-mail us:



    The monogram on the Zip Top Briefcase is subtly placed on the front of the bag, right in between the two handles. The font is Times New Roman and stands about 1/2" in height. You have the choice of a gold foil (pictured) or blind deboss (not pictured). 



    Black: Pre-Order for 4 to 6 week Delivery

    Chestnut: In Stock, Ready to Ship!

    Chocolate: In Stock, Ready to Ship!

    Saddle Tan: In Stock, Ready to Ship!

    Indigo: Pre-Order for 4 to 6 week Delivery

    Clay: In Stock, Ready to Ship!

    Green: In-Stock, Ready to Ship!

    Receive a complimentary set of leather swatches to see the color and feel of our vegetable-tanned leather in person.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 12 reviews
    Forever Briefcase

    This beautiful handcrafted briefcase was gifted to me on Father’s Day five years ago (2018). It has crisscrossed the country with me over a hundred times attending business meetings and corporate retreats. The durability with classiness is unmatched by any of the “in your face” branded luxury goods I’ve seen in the board rooms. The quality and sophistication of my chocolate briefcase brings me pride and will provide utility for the lifetime of my professional career. I’m 43 and firmly believe it will last me the duration. Since purchasing the briefcase, I’ve added a matching chocolate small duffel for those 24 hour out and back trips which I’m equally pleased with. Both items routinely bring compliments and have achieved a patina that exudes the Lotuff craftsmanship.

    Get the monogram… it’s yours forever.

    Laurence Hren

    For a top-quality made in the U.S. briefcase, this bag is a superb value. I've owned mine for years now and it's practically a part of who I am. I've put many miles on this bag around the world and it's developed nice character with no signs of wearing out. Lotuff is the only bag I'll buy.

    Ed Switzer
    Great Everyday Bag

    I got this bag as a birthday gift for myself and I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. It's a perfect everyday functional briefcase that I plan to use for years to come.

    Jordan Bently

    She’s a beaut! Received as a graduation gift and love it. Ideal for minimalist who appreciate elegant craftsmanship.

    Gorgeous and spacious

    Very well made with wonderfully soft, yet hardy feeling leather. It’s got tons of space and comfortably fits my 15” laptop and anything else I need. It is clearly elegant, but the shape and size is robust. The whole experience was excellent, from getting leather samples sent through to purchase. I’m a fan of the company and philosophy, so I’m really glad the bag has lived up to my expectations.