Luxury Backpack Brand ISM’s Premier Product

Full-grain leather and water-resistant nylon unite for a sleek, durable accessory

It begins with the eyes. Even before touching ISM‘s classic backpack—the SF brand’s launch product—you can see various materials in action: the leather, nylon and metal hardware. Together, they form a mixture of elegant curves and swooping lines. It’s an undeniably refined silhouetted that reveals just how considered the product actually is. Grabbing hold of it, slinging it over your shoulders, even clinging to the …

Leonard & Church’s New Pet Accessories

The direct-to-consumer brand branches out with products for pooches

Four years ago, Leonard & Church co-founder Arden Cho adopted her Pekingese Shih Tzu mix, Chewy. (This adorable runt of the litter lucked out when she met Cho and now enjoys home-cooked meals, daily walks, and a cozy places to lounge around.) In their time together, Cho has purchased several collars and leashes, but never found one she felt was just right for her pooch. …