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Good Sunday morning,


Still guessing how this forum stuff works,


But the question is - 


That small deer (?) keeps me wondering. Got no other info, except "Echt Prym 2" stamped snap and "Pal. W. Germany" stamped frame.


Appreciate your attention,

Have a great one,




 

Those are just frame/zipper companies. Not sure of the bag maker. Looks like a fairly standard black vege-tanned bovine leather, though. Probably not a hidden gem, but still maybe a decent bag for your own use.
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I heard they have hired Raf. Not sure if he will be in charge of accessories, too? His recent bags are a bit crazy (in a bad way).

He'll be in creative control of the whole company; it'll be interesting to see how he unifies everything together. Ulrich Grimm (sp?) was the old creative director of accessories at CK Collection and I think he did a great job... though admittedly he kept the minimal aesthetic each season without having an "IT" bag (which the bean counters would want).

I continue to respect Raf's work for other designers, but admittedly I have found myself purchasing very, very few of the things he did for them. I have enjoyed CK Collection as a sort of "hidden" brand churning out great stuff each season... but I agree that as a strategy for a global powerhouse what it did never worked. It tended to have very limited distribution (at least for the runway items), a fairly severe aesthetic without key defining pieces each season, and little change from season to season. This is good for purists (like me), but bad for a label wanting to be huge.

In the whole CK empire, Collection made no money; IIRC it was called a "marketing expense" on the account sheets.
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Does anyone have an opinion on a decent discount level to pick up a Saint Laurent Classic Toile Monogrammed Flat Briefcase at?
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er, hook up with a sales associate like the rest of us? :-)

+1. Those popular, "it" bags from major designers aren't really going to be found with much discount. Seasonal runway stuff will go on sale before the new stuff arrives, but the standards won't.
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Has anyone seen a Mismo soft work in ocean blue in person? I'd love to know of they look as good as they do in pictures.

I'm also trying to find a stockist that has one and am striking out so far. I may be stuck with navy if no one has them.
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super slouchy rolltop messenger bag made by a woman here in Oakland.

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Can anyone reccomend a large zip top tote type bag with handles and a shoulder strap?

I'm looking for something big enough to hold a 15inch Mac and a large dslr camera insert.
Any suggestions are welcomed.
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Anyone know where I could find a bag like this?
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@LA Guy knows. He once recommended a brand (that Gilt cleared out a bunch of inventory for too), but he noted that the quality had gotten worse. I forgot what the bags were called.
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Anyone know where I could find a bag like this?

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@LA Guy knows. He once recommended a brand (that Gilt cleared out a bunch of inventory for too), but he noted that the quality had gotten worse. I forgot what the bags were called.

I have that, on its first iteration. Found it at Barney's. Great bag, and I use it all the time on trips. It's from The Madly. The store appears to be down. Who knows.
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A couple recent projects. All hand stitched by myself. These take about 35-50 hours each.

 

Whiskey Buttero Briefcase / natural calf interior.

 

 

 

Weimaraner Buttero vertical bag with Natural Calf interior

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^You're really doing beautiful work; thanks for posting! I'd like to see a tote (or something a little less structured), just to round out your catalogue!
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Thank you @rach2jlc, it's nice to be able to share here. 

 

I made this tote-ish bag in natural Italian calf a while ago - this is a picture of it after a year or so of everyday use. I need to do some research on totes, though. They're fun to make. 

 

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Seriously, great looking work. I can't believe you can do that in 35-50 hours. As someone who doesn't know any better, I'd think it would be 100+. It's amazing to me you can do it in that amount of time.
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A couple recent projects. All hand stitched by myself. These take about 35-50 hours each.

Whiskey Buttero Briefcase / natural calf interior.


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Seriously, great looking work. I can't believe you can do that in 35-50 hours. As someone who doesn't know any better, I'd think it would be 100+. It's amazing to me you can do it in that amount of time.


Thank you for the kind words! 

 

Usually, simple bags take a week or so. When they surpass a week's time, I usually measure the time they take in days. 100 hours is definitely not out of the question.

 

I think that the first briefcase I ever made took about 3 weeks.

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Any recommendations for a light travel bag that can double as a briefcase? Doesn't need to be too formal, but I'd like to use it daily to and from office w/ laptop. Here's my wishlist:

- Lightweight
- Dedicated slot for laptop/charger
- Ability to stow one change of clothes - dress shirt, underwear, socks, undershirt (I usually just wear the same pants I have on...)
- Additional pockets for odds and ends, such as: travel toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, razor, business cards, pens, calculator, etc.

I know this is an odd request. Bonus points for techy fabrics. Should be well made. Any $$$ range is fine.
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