A doctor’s bag (or medical bag) is typically a smart, structured leather bag or briefcase. It's original use was for carrying around medicines and equipment. The typical equipment carried in a leather doctor’s medical bag included tools for help with diagnoses, i.e a stethoscope, peak flow meter, reflex hammer etc. Other items would include alcohol wipes and hand gel for sterilising equipment.
Nowadays they are more typically used as a holdall and fashion accessory. Due to being specifically designed for storage they make a fantastic bag for travel. A leather doctor’s bag can be a stylish and unique travel bag. A leather doctor’s bag can also make a great briefcase for work. Swap medical supplies with a laptop, pens, books etc. and boom there you have an effective and interesting way of carrying your work essentials around.
A vintage leather doctor’s bag style can also make a great purse or handbag when made to a smaller design. Just like with travel, the storage led design becomes very handy and saves a lot of rummaging. A vintage style leather not only enhances the style of the bag but also the timelessness of the design.
Looking for a doctor’s bag style holdall, briefcase or handbag? We have curated a collection of all our bags that take design elements from the traditional doctor’s bag so you don’t have to.