The Ully

Pack for your own odyssey with Emalle NY's elegant utility bag

by Dale Henriques Like many industrious women on the go, Brooklyn advertising vet-turned-designer Erika Emeruwa found herself burdened by the weight of carrying numerous (and often not so stylish) bags every day, unable to stash everything she needed from morning to night in one easily portable place. Combining her creative itch with the initiative to address her own personal problem—which she soon discovered was a …

Studio Visit: Jas M.B.

The Sehmbi family opens up their London workshop for a look at how they produce such covetable leather bags

Stepping into the small, family-run facility that produces accessories for the decade-strong British label Jas M.B., you immediately know that leather is their business. The workshop-style factory—helmed by Jas Sehmbi and his son Taj—is packed wall to wall with beautiful hides of all colors and textures, which are soon turned into the covetable bags that grace his shop, Doors, not far away on Rivington Street …

Otaat

Leather party hats and T-shirt bags? Why not?

Growing up designer Albert Chu’s mother would often remind him to slow down and work through tasks one at a time. This mindful approach to reducing stress made a lasting impression on young Chu’s creative mind, so much so that he’s named his most recent endeavor, Otaat, after the acronym for the saying, “One thing at a time.” At the heart of the limited-edition leather …