Nothing shouts ‘European chic’ more than the retro yet refined bowler bag. This sophisticated and spacious style of bag enjoys a rich and storied history, yet it only really came into fashion at the beginning of the 2000s. Originally designed to carry actual bowling balls around during the height of the bowling fad in the 1950s and ’60s, bowler bags were built to be sturdy with either a leather material or canvas that could be stretched. Today, the bowler bag combines both form and function, with the style able to be held in your hand or worn on your shoulder by using the long strap, just like a typical shoulder bag. With a diversity of styles, you can choose to go small or big depending on your needs and your current fashion sensibility. If you’re looking for a sturdy yet stylish bag made to be durable, the bowler bag is the ideal pick.