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Palissy Briefcase Slim leather briefcase



A contemporary case acting as personal portfolio; an everyday companion for the modern gentleman.

Comfortably fits a 15-inch MacBook, notebook, documents and other daily essentials. A closable zip pocket stores your smaller items securely. Comes with a 40mm wide leather shoulder strap.

Width 39cm (15.4 inches)
Height 30cm (11.7 inches) excluding handles
Depth 6.5cm (2.4 inches)

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Ship date By December 15th
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Made in Naples, Italy, by a small leather goods factory. This family business, now in its 3rd generation, lends its experience and obsession with craft to bring our products to life.

Leather Vegetable-tanned Vachetta leather by Artigiano del Cuoio.
Tuscany, Italy
Zipper Symmetrical, individually polished, silver-nickel-finished zippers from Raccagni.
Bergamo, Italy
Lining 220gsm technical nylon canvas.
Milan, Italy
Rings & hooks Custom, nickel-silver-finished hardware.
Foshan, China

Italian Vachetta leather

The traditional style leather characterised by its smooth surface and natural finish. Italian heritage.

Made in Italy

Just outside of Naples, every Carl Friedrik product is handmade by a small team of artisans - masters of their craft.

Heavy-duty Raccagni zipper

Every tooth in the zip has been individually brushed and polished before being assembled on the chain.

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Perfect Briefcase

stylish & versatile


Item was great other than it was abit tougher and heavier than Ive expected but still, it looks very stylish and professional.

Hi Jun, Thanks for your feedback, and don't worry, the leather definitely softens with time :) Best, Deborah
Great Build Quality & Look. A Bit Unstable

The build quality and look is absolutely great. Perfect for carrying documents, keys, etc. One flaw is stability.. as soon as you put the laptop or something heavier in tends to not remain upright and falls over.

Hi Eduard, Many thanks for these comments and very sorry about the stability issue. Would you mind sending us some pictures to so that our quality team can assess the problem for you?
Beautiful Briefcase

My Palissy tan briefcase is lovely. The leather and design is beautiful, whilst the chrome elements on the bag give it a modern classic edge. Without the shoulder strap the bag fulfils both form and function perfectly, with the shoulder strap attached and due to the design the shoulder strap can at times get caught up when opening and closing the bag. My bag did have the slightest blemish on the leather on delivery, but was minor enough to be over looked, and after two weeks daily use I have not noticed the mark since (though at this price I may have expected this to be spotted in QA). Would recommend the bag and will hopefully buy other items from the Carl Friedrik collection at some point.

Hi Cliff, Thanks for these nice comments, and very sorry that your briefcase had slight blemishes upon delivery. We try to minimise these kind of small issues, but unfortunately, they can happen due to vegetable tanned leather being extremely sensitive. These marks also come with time, as the bag ages and we hope you will enjoy it for many more years.
Very Pleased

Bag was very good and certainly very good for the money. A few little things to note since i am very picky:
-Bag leather was a stffer than i expected (im sure it will soften over time)
-placement of shoulder strap latches looks a little funny on top of the bag instead of on the sides
-main gripe - zipper is a bit big/wide. a smaller / more subtle zipper (maybe even body coloured zipper) would be more elegant

Hi Lorenzo, Thanks for your kind review and thoughts! Some notes on your comments: Stiffness: The bag is a stiff/structured bag by design. But like all leather, it will soften with use. Shoulder strap: We wanted to avoid cluttering the front and back panels with the fastener, since not everyone is using the shoulder strap. Zipper size: This is certainly a matter of taste. We prefer the look of the slightly larger zippers. They are also more durable (but a smaller one would still work).