Anson Calder’s Handmade Leather Bags and Accessories

How tinkering with paper turned into a luxury brand with purpose

Minimalist leather goods (bags especially) are a dime a dozen, but Anson Calder‘s hand-crafted bags and accessories emphasize modularity and functionality, making them worth a second look. Much like sushi, which masks its need for good ingredients, technical skill and balance in what appears to be a simple dish of rice and fish, we’re impressed by the brand’s focus on practical solutions to everyday needs married …

Zana Bayne’s SoHo Pop-Up Shop

The leather design brand makes their NYC storefront debut with the Highway Girl collection

The work of designer Zana Bayne and her co-creative director Todd Pendu has piqued our interest since back in 2010, when she was selling her aggressive, sexy leather accessories by way of Etsy. Much has happened to the brand since—from capturing the attention of Beyonce and Madonna to a groundbreaking S/S 2015 showcase of geometric pieces. This week Zana Bayne accomplished another milestone, setting up …

The Parker Leather Rolling Suitcase

Moore + Giles on the design challenges of a quality leather carry-on

Selling for $1,595 (the brand’s priciest travel bag offering yet), Moore + Giles‘ first-ever carry-on suitcase is an investment piece geared toward uncompromising travelers and commuters (for smaller budgets, we’d recommend the new Raden smart luggage line). With a nod to steamer trunks of the past, the Parker case grabs the eye, as it’s not often you see luxurious leather—here it’s their Italian-tanned Baldwin oak—rolling …