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 (13-inch or 15-inch with touch bar in dedicated pocket), 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)
Weight 1.4kg (3.1 lbs)

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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 126 reviews
Great briefcase!!

Great quality briefcase with outstanding quality. Always receive complements when using it.

The only briefcase you'll ever need.

This is without a doubt the best briefcase I have ever owned, the quality is superb, the construction pristine and it smells like pure luxury. If you are in the market for a briefcase/shoulder bag look no further. If you're on the fence wondering weather £400 is too much for a bag, I highly recommend you treat yourself. You get more than what you pay for here, certainly far better quality than certain designer models costing far more.

Qualities I like:
-Surprisingly spacious
-Quality zippers and flawless stitching
-Fabric lined full leather shoulder strap
-Rugged/hard-wearing, have no qualms mistreating this item, it would hold to moderate abuse
-It is a compliment magnet
-Luxurious leather (that aroma!!)
-Attention to detail (metal feet, reinforced handle, strap brackets placed hidden behind handle straps...)

Would recommend in a heartbeat and will certainly be a returning customer. A big thank you to the Carl Friedrik team for A+ customer service. Ciao.

One major flaw spoiling an otherwise perfect briefcase.

To start with I have to say I do love the briefcase. I was a bit unsure before ordering it form the measurements when comparing it to my old briefcase, but rest assured, that depth measurement isn't as bad as it seems.

On a daily basis, my briefcase contains a 13" HP Envy Laptop, mouse and charger. 2 x A4 folders, a power bank, bottle of water, 3 x pens, 1 x notebook, glasses case, 1 x 500ml bottle of water and my squashy lunchbox (which gets taken out when at work). It fits all this without an issue and without much bulk in the middle (with the exception of the lunchbox which is why it's only in there for the commute). Some days a few more folders are added and I've never not had enough space, so happy with the dimensions as the reality is a wider case than they would apply (when I was contemplating the plate I didn't even think it would take a bottle of water which it does with ease).

I use the briefcase without the shoulder strap as I prefer to hold the handles myself, and went for the Black version with the Orange lining which looks fantastic.

The smell of the leather is great, and the bag is a couple of months old now and has started to age nicely and looks good, and still smells good. The zip I find a very high quality and the bag itself is also a very good quality.

The reason I have knocked off a star however is due to the back of the case. In their marketing photos, it shows just the two straps running down the back connecting to the silver handle at the top. The reality however is the straps have about half way down 4 large stiches going through the leather which completely ruin the sleek look on either side and look very messy. When I received, I was very angry with the obviously deceptive marketing photos which do not have these stiches at all, and was going to send it back. I stuck with it however as I thought maybe I was over reacting and have learnt to love the suitcase itself, but be warned if purchasing so you are not in for a shock.

Hi Nick, We're so glad that you took the time to write us this review. It is always a welcome sight to hear what our customer think about our products and more so letting us know that it has met their daily needs. We aim to be stylish and functional. With regard to the Smart Holder slots we have made changes to our newer productions that have incorporated the stitches in a much more aesthetically pleasing where it is on the verge on being completely undetectable until closer inspection. I hope the briefcase serve you well for many years to come. Best, Krishan
3 Month in Review

I ordered a Cognac colored bag a few months back. I still get compliments on it. The bag itself is tough, it wears well. It looks better with some marks on it than when it was out of the box. Only gripe is that the monogram came with the wrong initials.