Unisex Bags

unisex black with brown trim messenger bagWith all the women’s and men’s bags available, there are many to choose from between both sexes that can be used by each other. You would think a color like pink would deter a man from buying a bag he likes but it doesn’t. I have seen guys with pink bags and there is nothing wrong with that, it’s just a color. The first picture above is a black with brown trim leather messenger bag. Basic colors like black, white, grey, blue, brown, beige, green and all various shades for these are more than enough to choose from. At the left is a picture of a white linen bag with leather straps. A popular look and fabric.Model with a unisex khaki green backpackMale model with a unisex white linen bag with brown straps

Along with linen, another similar fabric is canvas. Both are strong and durable and can be washed with mild detergent on a delicate cycle. If the tag states otherwise you can wash it by hand. You can also use a mesh laundry bag or pillow case to avoid straps or zippers damaging the bag with snags or the washing machine. The model to the right, has a khaki green canvas backpack with zippered sections and 2 pockets. The straps are wide for comfort and it’s the perfect size. Leather is always popular which includes authentic or imitation model with unisex brown leather backpackversions. It can be wiped with a damp cloth for cleaning and repels water when it rains. The most common unisex style is the backpack followed by the messenger bag. The backpack is practical with all the sections, compartments and many sizes from very small to extra large. Carrying this bag over your shoulders, it’s behind you and out of the way. The model at the left has a brown leather backpack with two front pockets that she is carrying much lower, and over her waist.unisex black imitation leather messenger bag

The messenger bag has a flap over closure and can be used for anything including a laptop or tablet. It has a long crossbody strap for hands free convenience. There can be pockets on the sides or the front and a zipper closure at the back of it. They are seen everywhere and have been around longer that the backpack. To the right is a black imitation leather messenger bag that resembles a briefcase with the top handle. It comes with the attachable strap. The navy blue messenger bag is made of industrial strength felt. It’s soft and has a nice casual look.unisex navy blue messenger bag

Waist pouches that are worn like a belt are very useful. They are also known as a fanny pack and have been around for decades with many changes in styles and fabric. Convenient outer pockets on the sides or the front, they are compact and can hold more than can be imagined. They can be worn over your clothing, or under a jacket and can be tiny holding a few personal items, or larger where they can hang to the side. You can dress them up with a suit or a dress and can be casual with jeans or shorts. There are versions where along with having the strap around your waist, another strap goes around the top of your thigh. The waist pouch here has multiple zippered sections and two pockets for easy access.unisex black leather waist bag

A classic long time used bag is the briefcase. Once seen as an older man’s bag, it has evolved over time as a sophisticated business women’s or men’s bag. You can find a sleek, slim look for holding your papers alone, along with the wider styles for more that can fit a laptop. You can find hard cased or softer leather styles that are more flexible. The briefcase shown is red brown leather with a flap over closure. There are styles that have single or double zippers across the top as well. You can purchase them with or without the long strap. The original styles only had the top handle.unisex red brown leather briefcase

Today you will find many unisex styles, colors, fabric and sizes to suit your taste and needs in most stores. Shoe stores are starting to carry men’s, women’s and unisex bags also which is convenient. There is a huge market out there for everyone.

Click on Women’s Purses and Handbags for more information about them, to read and shop for men’s click on Men’s Bags and Accessories. The option to shop for both are to the right on my sidebar where I have several merchants listed.

Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article.


  1. John


    I love your website, your article is very interesting and informative. All of these bags are attractive, and I also love the fact that they are unisex. I am so glad I found this article,  now I need to buy a bag. Thanks for sharing this I learned a lot.

    1. Patsy


      Hi John, I’m glad you find my article interesting and informative. It’s easy to find unisex bags, you can go into the women’s section and may even find one you like. Shopping on line gives you a huge selection to choose from. It  never hurts to own one or two of them.

      Thanks for taking the time to read my article, leave a comment and take a look at finding a bag for yourself.

  2. Earn X


    Hi Patsy,
    This is super good, just knowing about how unique and comfortable a unisex bag could be through your site.
    Gone are the days of stereotyped fashion, this is a great innovation that can liberate fashionistas from a particular mindset in fashion expression.
    Am already searching it out to place some orders.
    Thanks it’s lovely.

    1. Patsy


      Hello, it is nice having unisex bags for everyone. The guys can pick one up in the women’s section and we can grab one in the men’s. Of course that goes for online shopping as well.

      It’s true where you state about stereotyped fashion. Who cares about color for example, I’ve seen guys with pink bags it’s no big deal.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment, I hope you find what you are looking for while you browse.

  3. Eric Chen


    Wow, I never knew unisex bags were a thing. I guess I should be more open minded because I’ve always considered bags to be something for females. I am definitely going to show this to my girlfriend. Perhaps we can get something similar as a match. Thanks again for informing me!

    1. Patsy


      Hi Eric, you are welcome.

      There have always been unisex bags depending, for example as a woman you would think about going to the guy’s section to buy one. I have a couple of men’s bags both black. I liked the style so it shouldn’t make a difference which section you buy them from.

      Men’s bags have been around for 5000 years starting way back. They would fade off, then make come backs. Today the market for this is huge and they are right up there with women’s bags.

      I’m glad this article made you aware and are interested in getting one for yourself.

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