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Handles need not apply. It's shoulder straps only with this lot and that's just fine with us. Handy haulers that are streamlined and ready for action no matter if deployed as Messenger Bags, Haversacks, Satchels, Purses, Shell Bags... whatever! They'll work cross body or slung over a shoulder. All are made in USA from the best materials and made right here at Frost River.shoulder-bag-banner-150520-frost-river-355.jpg

Shoulder Bags

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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...

  • The Bazaar Tote can be used as a baby bag, oversized purse, or a grocery getter. It has a zipper bag inside to keep valuables safe.

    Bazaar Tote

    $120.00

    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...

  • Big Manitou Shoulder Bag

    $220.00

    The largest of the shoulder bags and least handle clad of the briefcases, the Big Manitou is distinctive. It is strictly a shoulder bag, having no traditional handle. The twin exterior pockets have a strap and post setup to offer security of contents. An...

  • The Brewasana Yoga Mat Tote has long cotton shoulder straps and a large waxed canvas pocket that has a long zipper to make taking the mat out easy.

    Brewasana Yoga Mat Tote

    $60.00

    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...

  • The Canal Park Tote is crafted from waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware. This product is made in Duluth, MN and comes in field tan or heritage black.

    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...

  • The Correspondent Brief is as reliable as it is sophisticated. A wide web cotton shoulder strap, leather carrying straps, waxed canvas, and solid brass hardware make this briefcase versatile and sturdy.

    Correspondent

    $285.00

    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...

  • The cotton webbed shoulder strap on the large Crescent Lake 
Shoulder Bag adds comfort to this durable and strong bag.

    Crescent Lake Shoulder Bag

    $80.00

    Backwoods utility meets uptown styling in a Frost River sort of way. The Crescent Lake Shoulder Bag offers pockets inside and out, a long strap to carry the bag however you please, snaps to keep it all together, and the confidence of our guarantee that...

  • This tote is a great alternative to disposable grocery bags and its size will hold many items.

    Gooseberry Tote

    $90.00

    A big foldable bag made of waxed canvas with a hole in the top for handles. Simple and collapsible, you can fold it up and forget about it until you need a big bag to carry a bunch of stuff --it could come in handy. Inject a little reuseability into your...

  • The shoulder strap can be worn cross body and the top flap is secured down with solid brass hardware to keep the contents of the bag secure.

    Grand Marais Mail Bag

    $60.00

    Styled after bags carried by letter carriers of the past, our Grand Marais Mail Bag has a unique vintage-utility feel. Lighter weight 10.10 oz. canvas sheds weight but stays reliable. The 1-1/2" cotton web shoulder strap is adjustable with a brass slider...

  • The American made Heritage Briefcase will only get better with time due to the high quality materials and craftsman ship put into every bag.

    Heritage Brief

    $320.00

    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...

  • This insert will fit well into a briefcase to add organization to your pack. The long slip sleeve and 3 smaller slip sleeves can house important documents and charging cords. The Insert Organizer is made in America and crafted from waxed canvas.

    Insert Organizer

    $50.00

    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...

  • This American made messenger bag has a cross-body cotton strap with a leather pad for comfort and grip.

    Kadunce Messenger Bag

    $175.00

    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...

  • The Keystrap and Keychain is made from premium leather and solid brass hardware to ensure that it lasts a lifetime. This item is made in Duluth, MN at Frost River.

    Keychain/ Keystrap

    $10.00

    Everyone has keys—our key chain and key strap will help to keep your keys together. The Keychain has a brass split ring with a leather patch. The Keystrap has a brass snap hook with a length of Frost River leather, a D-ring, and a split ring...

  • The Lake Superior Tote is crafted at Frost River with waxed canvas, premium leather, and solid brass hardware.

    Lake Superior Tote

    $180.00

    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...

  • Premium leather luggage tag handcrafted in USA by Frost River.

    Luggage Tag

    $25.00

    Great leather, pure function, simple use: a name tag. Use it on your favorite luggage or case and claim it as your own with a little help from Frost River.    Made with premium leather from red wing, individually hot-stamped...

  • The Navigator Briefcase is the largest briefcase that Frost River sells. It has a many storage options that are sure to suit the needs of the owner far past the office.

    Navigator

    $260.00

    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...

  • The Pilot Brief is crafted in Duluth, MN with solid brass hardware, premium leather, and waxed canvas. This briefcase has enough storage for everything you may need.

    Pilot Brief

    $290.00

    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...

  • The premium shell bag is a "luxury" version of the shell bag. It has a leather bottom, leather flap, and a leather strap.

    Premium Shell Bag

    $130.00

    These are the "luxury" models of our Shell Bags. The added leather from Red Wing Minnesota on the bottom and accent leather across the front and on the top flap provides durability and elegance. Inside, there is an extra slip pocket at the back of the...

  • This bag is crafted from waxed canvas, solid brass hardware, and a cotton webbed strap to ensure durability and stability.

    Saganaga Travel Satchel

    $90.00

    At the end of the Gunflint Trail in Northeast Minnesota lies the largest, deepest lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness — Saganaga. Popular for travel and fishing, the area is loaded with campsites and several species of fish. The...

  • The Simple Brief by Frost River is made of waxed canvas, webbed cotton, and solid brass hardware.

    Simple Brief

    $175.00

    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...