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About

After college, we looked for a high-quality, affordable leather briefcase. We couldn't find one. The Daniel's Briefcase is our solution to that problem. Our mission is to get a first-rate leather briefcase into the hands of professionals out there without costing them a fortune.

About the Daniel's Briefcase:

Design: We designed the briefcase that we’d want to carry every single day—that means a spacious interior compartment with a latched and padded laptop separator and practical features like interior slot pockets, three pen slots, and an open full-length exterior pocket that allows convenient access to your newspaper or novel. We went through dozens of prototypes and continued to iterate on the briefcase until we achieved what we consider to be the perfect every day briefcase.

Leather: We believe that using the highest quality materials is the foundation for a great leather briefcase. All of our leather is sourced from an outstanding tannery in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil rated Gold by the Leather Working Group for environmental sustainability and stewardship. 

A close-up look at our leather
A close-up look at our leather

Factory: Our briefcases are handcrafted in North America in a small factory comprised of about 120 artisans. This world-class factory also produces leather goods for internationally recognized high-end brands. We visit often and inspect each briefcase by hand before it leaves the factory.

Value: We believe in uncompromising quality and unbeatable value. By cutting out middlemen, not using retailers, and engaging directly with you, we're able to offer our handcrafted leather briefcase at a great price.

The Daniel's Model No. 1 Briefcase comes in either brown or black leather. 

      

 Details

  • 15.5” W x 11.5” H x 3” D (inches) / 39.37 W x 29.21 H x 7.62 D (cm)
  • Fits up to 15” laptop 
  • Dual top handles with 4” drop for comfortable hand carry 
  • Removable and adjustable shoulder strap with leather shoulder pad
  • Latched and padded laptop separator
  • Full-length rear exterior open pocket perfect a newspaper or novel
  • Exterior flap pocket with magnetic tab closures 
  • Two secondary exterior zippered pockets 
  • Two interior slotted pockets 
  • Three pen slots perfect for Pilot G-2’s 
  • Interior key hook 
  • Interior zippered pocket perfect for high-value items like a passport
Full-length rear exterior open pocket perfect a newspaper or novel
Full-length rear exterior open pocket perfect a newspaper or novel
Briefcase Interior
Briefcase Interior
A removable and adjustable shoulder strap gives you carrying options.
A removable and adjustable shoulder strap gives you carrying options.

 What fits in the briefcase?

Brown briefcase - navy lining with blue boats
Brown briefcase - navy lining with blue boats
A closer look
A closer look
Close-up of navy lining with blue boats
Close-up of navy lining with blue boats
Black briefcase - grey lining with red boats
Black briefcase - grey lining with red boats
A closer look
A closer look
Close-up of grey lining with red boats
Close-up of grey lining with red boats
      

How we do it

From the start, our goal was to offer an awesome leather briefcase at an affordable price point. Engaging directly with customers allows us to do that.

Whether you head to work in a suit and tie, a navy blazer, or just a button-down tucked into a pair of chinos or jeans, the Daniel's briefcase is as versatile at it is functional.

The Daniel’s goes with what you wear every day to the office.
The Daniel’s goes with what you wear every day to the office.
The Daniel’s is also the perfect choice for when you need to wear a suit and tie.
The Daniel’s is also the perfect choice for when you need to wear a suit and tie.

And whether you need to carry a lot or a little, the Daniel’s briefcase has room for all your stuff.

Choosing your color: We will send you a survey after the campaign ends where you can make your color selections.

Our Story

As an undergraduate in business school and later as a management consultant, I could never find a nice leather briefcase at an affordable price point. Unable to find the ever-elusive nice, affordable leather briefcase, I carried to work at various points--a backpack, a free tote bag I got from the public library, a duffle bag, and an ugly computer bag that the IT department at my company gave to me. All were bad options and I certainly never felt great carrying any of them. 

I started Daniel's to solve that problem. Our mission is to get a nice leather briefcase into the hands of professionals out there without costing them a fortune. 

Our Founder, Daniel Scott, with his Daniel's briefcase.
Our Founder, Daniel Scott, with his Daniel's briefcase.

Over the last year we have produced 2 small runs of briefcases. Every step of the way, we learned invaluable insights. We've refined, retooled, and now are excited to use what we have learned to really launch the Daniel's briefcase with the help of the Kickstarter community.

  • We've upgraded to premium YKK zippers from Japan. Prized for their impressive construction and reliability, YKK is the industry leader in zipper manufacturing. 
  • We've upgraded the fabric in our fully lined interior so that it's now even softer and more durable.
  • We've moved our production to North America to be closer to where we are. We like to spend lots of time at our factory—working with the staff and getting our briefcases just right. We've partnered with a factory that produces leather goods for some of the world's top brands. It's only a 1-hour time zone difference from us, just a short flight away, and when the briefcases are finished and ready to go, they can be at our HQ in New York in just a few days.
Our Factory
Our Factory
     
                                                      
                    

Timing

We plan to have the Daniel's briefcase ready to ship in September of this year. We've coordinated with our partners at the tannery, factory and other suppliers to make this possible.

Risks and challenges

We're confident in our manufacturing partners. They've shown tremendous reliability and skill as we've moved through the prototype development process with them. However, as with any manufacturing process, there are risks with regard to timing. A supplier may fall behind schedule and this can lead to a delay.

We are in constant communication with our manufacturing partners at the tannery, hardware suppliers, and factory and if we expect any delays, we will be sure to promptly communicate that to our backers.

We've already produced two small runs of our briefcases so this certainly is not our first rodeo. We check each briefcase by hand before it leaves the factory and treat every briefcase with our name on it as if we ourselves were going to be the ones carrying it. When we promise uncompromising quality and unbeatable value, we mean it.

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