By Peggy Tartaro,
While many of the new products for 2016 have yet to be unveiled at events like the 2016 SHOT Show, some manufacturers are providing sneak peaks at what they will have available this year.
In the accessory category, and of special interest to W&G readers, are several new concealed carry options.
Designer Concealed Carry has introduced the Cubic cross-body bag, in textured leather and nine colors which is right “on trend” with fashion handbags. It features a lockable holster pocket and top draw and retails for $249. It is available in black, tan, taupe, yellow, burnt orange, red, beige, green and orange.
The company also has a unisex messenger bag style, called the Transporter. Sized for a small laptop, it also features a lockable exterior holster pocket. It is available in both leather and technofabric options in a variety of colors. The leather versions have an MSRP of $385 while the technofabric versions are $349.
Coronado Leather has been around for 30 years, making quality concealed carry bags. Their Napa line debuted last summer and includes the Adele tote bag—large enough for duty as a briefcase, but fashionable as a large tote as well. A pleated design features an external concealed pocket with soft touch lining, holster system and YKK key locking zipper pull.
Made of cowhide with solid brass hardware, the Adele tote comes in five colors—tan, black, claret red, chocolate and stone and has an MSRP of $399.
Also in the Napa line is Nora clutch or small cross-body bag. It has similar features to the Adele tote, in a much smaller profile and has an external concealed carry pocket. The Nora clutch has a slim, removable shoulder strap as well as a clutch strap. Available in chocolate, saddle, stone and claret red, the Nora retails for $279.