These 8 Bags Make the Perfect Stylish and Practical Father's Day Gifts

This Father's Day, forget the novelty ties. Don't bother with the grilling kits or high-tech gizmos. And don't even think about getting Dad a summer sweater. No, this year, get the best Father's Day gift of all: a next-level bag, one that's as stylish as it is practical—because, if our dads taught us anything, it's that the best buys are both.

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gray twill duffle from filson photo

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Medium Duffle Bag, by Filson

With Filson's proprietary Rugged Twill (which only gets better with wear) and bronze hardware (that happens to be rust-proof), few bags are better built to stand the test of time than this sumptuous gray duffle. ($395; nordstrom.com)

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Leather Warner Briefcase, by Cole Haan

At first glance, it's just a normal brief—but this extremely luxurious bag has the storage space of a Buick: not one, not two, but three full slip pockets. And if Dad prefers a more classic color, just pick it up in black! ($400; bloomingdales.com)

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Boxford Garment Bag, by Longchamp

Fact: a great garment bag is the best carry-on. It's compact, can hold enough outfits for a weekend, and keep them looking fresh and crisp, too. The fact that this one, from Longchamp, looks amazing is just icing on the cake. ($165; bloomingdales.com)

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kastrup backpack from want les essentiels photo

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Kastrup Backpack, by Want Les Essentiels

Featuring a weapons-grade cotton-canvas construction—complete with tough-as-nails leather trimmings and a sleek, stylish design—this backpack from Want Les Essentiels is the ultimate two-strap upgrade. ($495; mrporter.com)

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tan messenger bag from fossil photo

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Buckner Leather Messenger Bag, by Fossil

When in doubt, go simple. Sure, this messenger bag, from Fossil, has few bells and whistles—but you can't go wrong with the streamlined design and works-with-everything color scheme. ($298; macys.com)

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blue and orange tote from dooney and burke photo

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Executive Cabriolet Newport Tote, by Dooney & Burke

If your dad hasn't hopped on the tote bag trend yet, there's no better time than Father's Day to convince him. This one, from Dooney & Burke—with its vachetta leather trimmings and envy-inducing navy Cabriolet cloth—is as a good a starter kit as any. ($358; dooney.com)

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brown leather portfolio from boldrini selleria photo

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Leather Portfolio, by Boldrini Selleria

Yes, generally speaking, a leather portfolio is the type of thing a father passes down to his son. Flip the script. This best-in-class one, handcrafted in Italy, is worthy of reverse-heirloom status. ($225; barneys.com)

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Baseline Commuter Carry-On, by Briggs & Riley

This carry-on, from Briggs & Riley, features one killer innovation: The handle is on the outside, meaning the storage space here is at maximum capacity. Oh, and it's also equipped with dad's favorite functionality: pockets (lots of pockets). ($499; nordstrom.com)

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