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Top 5 Military Bags: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Style

Salvatore Ferragamo "Aida Military" Shoulder Bag, W8 Objects Raw Cut Vegetable Leather Top Handle, Smythson Mini Eliot Bag, Lanvin Sartorial Shopping Bag, See By Chloe Agathe Leather-Trimmed Canvas Tote

With Veterans Day just this last Sunday, I have the armed forces marching through my brain. They have always known the secret to classic convenient design, and you don’t have to go on a top-secret mission to steal the look! Military style structure and army green define these patriotic bags (we’ll leave the hefty duffels to the real soldiers!). Complete your outfit with a little bit of camo like a tank top, or maybe with some big chunky chains. Unlike in the army, the rules of fashion are not strict!

1. Salvatore Ferragamo “Aida Military” Shoulder Bag: The best military style is from the good ‘ol days, and this boxy Ferragamo pays homage to a timeless vintage aesthetic.
At Nordstrom for $1,950.

2. W8 Objects Raw Cut Vegetable Leather Top Handle: An on-the-go look you might see a sergeant sport. Carry all of your battle plans in this top handle messenger bag (with a detachable khaki shoulder strap and internal pouch to boot!).
On Luisa Via Roma for $418.

3. Smythson Mini Elliot Bag: Perfect for a lady cadet! This grainy olive top handle is decorated with gold hardware and a faintly embossed Smythson logo.
At Barneys New York for $1,680.

4. Lanvin Sartorial Shopping Bag: Uncle Sam wants you to grab this green and brown ultra-formal Lanvin shopper and make your way to the stores. We have an economy to support!
At Barneys New York for $1,495.

5. See By Chloé Agathe Leather-Trimmed Canvas Tote: Another shopper, only this time constructed of army-friendly canvas! Wear the shoulder strap and the bag becomes a chic satchel.
On Net-a-Porter for $295.



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