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The daily grind, the 9 to 5, bringing home the bacon... why not do it in style with a nod to heritage values and craftsmanship? Here are bags that'll stay with you from the start of the day, to punching out-  from day one to your retirement party, these are briefcases, messenger bags and travel essentials built to last through every meeting, showing, merger and promotion of your career. Burnish the leather, and develop a patina in the solid brass in gear made by hand in Duluth, MN, and built for business.

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  • Add a Monogram

    $25.00

    There’s a new way to personalize your new bag… …With brand new monograms! Made a lot like how we make our logos right here at Frost River, heat and pressure make a permanent and good lookin’ impression on our premium leather...

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    Bazaar Tote

    $100.00

    Marrakesh, Morocco - Jmaa el Fina bazaar: sunlight streams over the Atlas Mountains, spilling into the market square of the medina, or old town. Old men drink strong coffee in a an outdoor cafe as a mangy cat waits for scraps. A few drums have already...

  • Brewasana Yoga Mat Tote

    $50.00

    Brewasana Yoga - def. "The yoga pose of drinking beer." - Jessie Erickson, certified yoga instructor, Duluth Yoga Project. Here's a simple bag, perfect to tote your yoga mat! One of our favorite yoga studios is across the street from our shop... the tap...

  • Canal Park Tote Series

    $130.00

    A tote that's aimed to please and guaranteed to last. Adjustable handles, zip tops, premium materials, all handcrafted at Frost River— it'll make a great everyday carry companion. The slim style rides flat, and is a function-first design that's...

  • Correspondent

    $265.00

    Just like a professional journalist, the Frost River Correspondent Briefcase is rugged, reliable and will hold up in tough spots. Its good looks and charm combine with a reliable reputation of quality to instill confidence. The integrity of robust...

  • No.652 Flight Bag Carry-on,  soft-sided waxed canvas luggage

    Flight Bag

    $180.00

     Aaah... the beauty of pure function! Nothing fancy here, just a simple waxed canvas bag with premium leather, solid brass hardware and room to pack neatly or cram stuff in- depending on the time frame and nature of your escape. Available in...

  • Gladstone Bag

    $210.00

    The Gladstone is a premium version of the gate-mouthed utility bag. A wire reinforced opening makes getting inside and seeing what's in there a breeze. The layout utilizes several pockets that work to keep small items separated. The Toolbag version has...

  • Heritage Brief

    $290.00

    A briefcase that evokes the charisma of working professionals of a different age. The Heritage proudly stands as it's loaded and unloaded. The leather top is distinctive, and rest assured, it will age with character and grace. Logical internal layout...

  • Insert Organizer

    $40.00

    One of our more creative customers asked us to make a custom insert for his Frost River briefcase. He wanted more internal pockets and a place to isolate his laptop. We came up with the Briefcase insert organizer. It is unpadded, has pockets around the...

  • Insert Padded Sleeve

    $40.00

    Gotta carry a laptop but don't want a padded briefcase? No sweat, we've got you covered! Our Padded Sleeve will work in most any bag you choose to carry. The field tan waxed canvas shrugs off water, grit, and abrasion. Foam padding shields from bumps,...

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    Itinerant Daypack

    $150.00

    “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by frost.” - J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973) If your ranging requires a trusty pack the Itinerant lives up...

  • Kadunce Messenger Bag

    $155.00

    Downhill, out of the ancient rocky crags of Minnesota’s North Shore, under Highway 61, and into Lake Superior, the Kadunce River carries its water to the big lake. Our Kadunce Messenger Bag also has enduring northwoods character, shares a name with...

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    Lake Superior Tote

    $160.00

    Our top of the line tote, named after a top of the line Lake. The Lake Superior is part tote and part briefcase. Outside, the waxed canvas will stay looking good for years. The premium leather will break-in and show character as you put miles of...

  • Little Manitou Shoulder Bag

    Manitou Shoulder Bag

    $120.00

    A bag for action, the Big Manitou has big quick access front pockets, a big quick access main compartment and lots of organization. A leather shoulder strap and leather flap accent give this shoulder bag enough class for the boardroom, while the Frost...

  • Navigator

    $230.00

    Good looks and large capacity define the Navigator. Down the center, the Navigator is a pretty true briefcase. It is among the largest briefcases in our line. The main compartment offers space for a widescreen laptop/notebook computer and files. There...

  • Pilot Brief

    $275.00

    Aircraft operational Manual? Check. Navigational manual? Check. Airport Diagrams? Check. Pilots routinely need to carry several big bulky binders and manuals. Our Pilot Brief is big enough to haul a small library of charts, regulations and aircraft...

  • RollUp Garment Cover

    $110.00

    A waxed canvas cover to protect and store your garments. It doesn't matter if your are using it for fine linen suits or wool bibs, our Garment Cover will offer shelter for your clothing. It works great in a closet, storing stuff for next season, hanging...

  • Leather Pad and Buckskin Padded Shoulder pad to fit 3/4" width Strap.

    Shoulder Strap Accessories

    $12.00

    We pride ourselves on building the best shoulder straps. One of our secrets is that it all starts with solid brass hardware. However, requests have come in for ways to upgrade our reliable straps. We now offer a Bridle Leather pad for those who use their...

  • Simple Brief

    $160.00

    Our base model briefcase— All waxed canvas, all cotton web, with a little bit of brass, it is pure function. A slip pocket is set inside for a laptop, or to isolate folders. There's also an organizer panel to keep everything where it belongs. The...

  • Single Briefcase

    $240.00

    Leather and waxed canvas combine with solid brass to make a classically styled briefcase. Twin exterior slip pockets allow a spot for paperwork, an interior divider isolates a laptop or other files. The standard organizer panel offers a place for...