Guide to Briefcases

Briefcase : What is it?


Typically used for carrying papers, documents, cash, and other important items, briefcases are commonly used by lawyers and businessmen. The traditional brief case is rectangular and stiff. It is made with a handle and combination number lock. The modern briefcase, on the other hand, can be made of soft leather or hard. It is designed to serve various purposes.

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Types of Briefcases


Kinds of Briefcases include the following:


A portfolio is a flat case without a handle. It is carried by hand, usually under the arm.

Folio Case

A folio case is a portfolio with a retractable handle. It is made with several sleeves, compartments, and compression straps.

Attaché case

An attaché case is a rectangular briefcase with a leather covering. The leather stretches over a frame that opens into two hinged compartments.  

Security briefcase

A security briefcase is usually made of metal or reinforced steel frames. It uses a locking system to secure its contents.  Its hinges are tamperproof.  

Soft briefcase

A soft briefcase is usually a designer bag made of soft and supple leather. It is slim with clean, straight lines. It can also be used for carrying a laptop.

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Choosing Briefcases (Buying tips)

Space:  Choose an expandable briefcase with interior and exterior pockets for more storage space. For better document organization, choose one with internal folders or a filing system.

Strap: Look for a briefcase with an attachable shoulder strap that allows you to carry your briefcase over your shoulder.
Personalized feature: 
Choose a briefcase that can be imprinted with your name or a monogram for easy identification and an executive look.

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