3 May
Channel your inner Bukowski with this distressed leather carrier

Italian design house Officine Creative offers a new accessory for the messenger bag initiate. Perhaps Charles Bukowski would have carried one of these on way to the bar after a long two hours of postal work. For $955 at Ssense you can recreate the idol with the heavily treated leather rectangle. It is sure to […]

11 Jan
Functional design features drawstring closure & ample storage

Before mountain biking became the mainstream activity it is today, free spirited nature lovers hit the trails and spread the word about the adventurous and exhilarating sport. Those hippies were called Klunkerz back in the day, and today the namesake bags — which pay tribute to the cyclists of yesteryear via their their functional designs […]

1 Nov
The art of Japanese paper folding... in leather bag format

The Lanvin Origami Messenger bag recalls the design and aesthetics of the Japanese art of paper folding. The bag, shown above, is minimalistic with strong lines and geometric folds. Other items in Lanvin’s collection of luxury bags inspired by origami include a briefcase, satchel, tote and wallet, but the Messenger Bag is sold at Mr. […]

26 Jul
A canvas & leather messenger bag with a functional fit

What do you get when you combine one of the world’s largest apparel companies with design aesthetics sourced from a Belgian mastermind? A sublime messenger bag for the man on the move. Eastpak, the massive American lifestyle brand, and Kris Van Assche, he of Dior Homme fame, have collaborated to create this canvas messenger bag. […]

30 Apr
The ideal bag for everyday city usage

Raf Simmons can get pretty crazy with his fashion line, so the simplicity of this messenger bag from his Spring/Summer 2010 accessory line is somewhat surprising. Constructed of pebble grain calfskin leather with a jacquard-lined interior, it’s the ideal bag for everyday city usage. Of course looking good is rarely cheap, especially for anything of […]

4 Dec
From concept to execution… everything is handmade

I predict I’ll never be able to afford a piece of art (that also happens to double as fashion) from Collateral. The price points basically make Barneys look like a 99¢ store. A boy can dream, though. I really like the designer’s medical and scientific approach to clothing and design. Everything about Collateral is unique—the […]