Help! I need a "Man Purse"

Real Estate Agent with Oregon First

Help! I need a Man Purse

I got an Apple Ipad for Christmas. Pretty cool! Now I need to carry it around with me. I'll need a Man Purse (briefcase) that screams "This guy is no one to trifle with!" I"m very secure in my masculinity, but I can't pull off pink! The purse (briefcase) needs to carry around the accessories that I will now purse

  • It came with a wireless keyboard that I will need to hunt and peck with.
  • I'll need a place to put my antacids for those deals that start to unravel 2 days before closing.
  • I'll need a place to put my electronic pen so I can sign documents on my Ipad. I'll also need to a place to put my blue pen for HUD documents. Jeesh...And people call me a dinosaur!
  • I'll guess I'll need some room to carry a couple paper files for those clients that are electronically challenged.
  • I'll probably need a strap that goes over my shoulder. There is no room on my belt anymore. I already have a cell phone, electronic key, and Leatherman Tool hanging off it.

Can you help a brother out? I don't know if I should go to Coach, Gucci, or Office Max. What's a guy to do?

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I can save you money on buying, selling, and owning a home in Tigard Oregon.

Tigard real estate agent

Wayne B. Pruner, GRI, Realtor, Principal Real Estate Broker - Oregon First

Mobile phone: 503-891-0795

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website: Tigard Oregon Homes

Licensed in the State of Oregon

Comments (38)

Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

Wayne: How about a black computer bag sans the computer. Perfect size for files, pockets for various electronics. Me? I'm a Coach girl.

Dec 31, 2012 12:57 PM
Rosemary Brooks
BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706 - Stockton, CA
The Mother & Daughter Realty Team

I was thinking a black Coach - black goes with everything and I have seen some "all men" carrying them.  But its good for those that are on the "under" too.  So its flexible!  Keeping up with the way this world is going - flexibility!!!

Happy New Year.

Dec 31, 2012 06:40 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
I use an extra purse so this dilemma makes sense to me for the Fellas.
Dec 31, 2012 06:48 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
I started an iPad group a few years ago called Realtor iPad Apps on Active Rain. I have over three hundred posts of everything I learned from day one. Enjoy!
Dec 31, 2012 06:50 PM
Frank Castaldini
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in San Francisco
I knew I was going to enjoy reading the responses. I'm using a ZAGG ipad case wtih keyboard...very cool. The keyboard lights up in multi-color. Good luck finding your man-bag.
Dec 31, 2012 07:37 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I am a simple binder with slip in pocket for my iPad and keyboard. I do like the idea above for the case for the concealed carry weapon!

Dec 31, 2012 09:05 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I don't have anything to add to help your search, but I just wanted to say thank you for the giant laugh this morning.  :)

Dec 31, 2012 09:43 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Wayne, I had the same problem when I purchased an iPad. A friend gave me a tote bag that is perfect for the job. Happy New Year!!

Dec 31, 2012 09:49 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Visit with a a shoemaker shop, leather or luggage place and having them make one up is not only easy to do, but the custom part where it matches your personality is too good to pass on...Logo and initials? Yes...go with for it!

Dec 31, 2012 10:35 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Europeans carry some neat satchels. 

Dec 31, 2012 10:50 PM
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

Just get a leather attache ....look very professional.I am sure most everythign you have will fit into one with easy access too

Dec 31, 2012 11:09 PM
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Thanks for all the responses. I have more to choose from than I thought.

Dec 31, 2012 11:57 PM
Gail Robinson
William Raveis Real Estate - Southport, CT
CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT

Tigard, It's an issue for male Realtors. A briefcase is too old school, a backpack is too casual, a pocketbook is too feminine. My vote would be for a really nice iPad case that comes with a keyboard and holders for styluses or if you need more room for papers, an upscale laptop bag or leather attache, as Edward recommended. I just slip my iPad in my pocketbook (I have a really large pocketbook).

Jan 01, 2013 01:04 AM
Michelle Moore
Northern Virginia Loan Signing, LLC - Sterling, VA

I have just the item you need, Wayne.  It's a very sleek shoulder bag by Leeds.  I helped design a fancy Realtor logo plate to give it lots of class, and the local Realtor shops carried it when I sold.  Send me an email if you would like to have one.  Thanks,  Michelle   (E-mail:

Jan 01, 2013 01:23 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Wayne -  I like the idea of a rolling back if you're going to be carrying all of that stuff.


Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2013 04:55 AM
Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging Consultations that Sell Portland Homes"

Wayne ~ Sounds like you've received some good feedback here.  Once you decide on one that works for you, be sure to post an update and show us photos!

Jan 01, 2013 05:09 AM
Lynn Pruitt
Keller Williams Lanier Partners - Hartwell, GA

Wayne... try

Jan 01, 2013 05:31 AM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Stick wih a briefcase to keep you out of trouble. .lol

Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2013 05:36 AM
Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Thanks for all the feedback. I have a lot of good suggestions. And thanks for providing links. I will check out all these recommendations before I decide.

Jan 01, 2013 11:20 AM
Ernie Hernandez
RE/MAX - Cedar Park, TX
Central Texas Real Estate, NW Austin, Cedar Park
iPad for 3 years now. Tried the MURSe ( man purse) but training g has allowed me to just carry the iPad. I do have a leather case that holds the iPad and when it opens has small note pad and storage areas for quick leads, but most times I hand the person the iPad and let them write it in, then we talk iPad for a half hour and really connect.
Jan 28, 2013 09:49 PM