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Medicine Briefcase

£1,666.67(incl. VAT)


Bill Amberg’s unique take on the classic Gladstone briefcase is strikingly elegant in its simplicity. Thanks to hand-cut vegetable-tanned shoulder leather, hand-polished edges and fully cast fittings, it’s a lightweight but sturdy formal workbag with real character.

This bag is handmade to order by our leather craftsman at one of the Bill Amberg English workshops. It will take up to 8 weeks to produce.


Modelled on the traditional doctors’ bag of yesteryear, but updated to meet the needs of the modern-day professional, the Medicine Briefcase is based on a classic Bill Amberg design first developed in 1999. It’s a masterclass in English leatherworking by hand, with every stage of its production from cutting the shoulder leather to hand-polishing the edges undertaken manually.

The Medicine Briefcase is available in black leather with red suede lining, or tan with green. All fixings are fully cast, making them extra durable, and the briefcase is closed with a double-headed zip from Riri – makers of the world's finest zips. With its hand-carry handles and square silhouette, the briefcase cuts a bold formal figure, but will relax and develop an even richer character as the leather patinates with use.

Strong, stable and sturdy, the bag is pocketed to hold a 17” laptop, phone, tablet, sunglasses, passport, pens and business cards, as well as all the essentials you’d need for everyday work or play.


Height 30 cm
Width 43 cm
Depth 13 cm
Weight 2kg
Colour Black
Internal pockets 7 pockets: 1 large on each side open in suede, 1 medium in leather, 1 small shallow pocket in leather, 1 phone pocket in leather, 1 tablet/documents, central elasticated laptop/documents holder
Lining Suede red
Hardware Nickel
External pockets None