several months ago i decided to buy a briefcase. i began looking at a briefcase from a national clothing company. after calling to determine where it was made, i found out it was made in China. i did not buy it. i then went to a local leather shop that sold briefcases. all the briefcases there were made in China. so, i started looking for a briefcase that was made in the U.S.A. that is how i found Frost River. the first item i bought was the Single Briefcase. i liked it so much i bought the Messenger Portfolio. both are very good quality, they look great and they are made in the U.S.A. i will return to Frost River for more products.