A briefcase is classified as a case or a bag with a narrow shape designed for storing and carrying documents and other papers. A handle is usually positioned on top of briefcases so it can be carried by hand. Lawyers often use briefcases to carry their briefs (legal documents), thus the name. Nowadays, some briefcases are also designed to carry laptop computers and other everyday essentials. Briefcases are often produced in muted and understated colours, and are traditionally made with leather. However, there are contemporary variants made with other resilient materials, including plastics. Briefcases are meant to be very secure so the contents cannot be damaged or stolen, so they often come with combination locks.
Types of Briefcases
Office Kitten is well-stocked with a wide selection of briefcases as part of its office supplies and personal planning accessories range to suit your requirements. Our briefcases and luggage options are available at discounted prices, and you can get them the next day with our prompt delivery service. The attaché case is the most common type of briefcase around. It is the traditional-style type with a box-style body made of leather or aluminium. The two parts are hinged and two compartments are revealed when you open this briefcase. Briefcases are also available in folio types, which are distinctive with their retractable handle. Briefcases without handles are referred to as 'portfolios' and are meant to be carried under the arm or by hand. Nowadays, you can also find briefcases in the form of messenger or courier bags, which are padded, larger, and appear less formal than traditional leather briefcases. Messenger bags are often made of nylon, canvas, and vinyl, but there are also leather options. They are more versatile, expandable, and can have special compartments for electronic gadgets like laptops. Choose one with many compartments for easy and organised storage of other supplies you may need, including desk diaries and pocket diaries.