Witu Bags

The independent Aussie brand accessorizing with neoprene

Witu is a fun, Melbourne-based accessories label with a penchant for neoprene. The highly functional, protective foam is perfect for bags, camera straps and tech cases, yet it’s seemingly a largely unexplored material among the accessories industry. Witu bags prove to be far sturdier than their more commonly found nylon look-alikes, and their stylishly simple drawstring backpack has become local favorite for all kinds of …

Reclaim Bags by Sophie Postma

One young designer upcycling rubber inner tubes into a collection of classy accessories

Most people would balk at being given “waste materials and innovation” as a jumping off point, but 21-year-old Sophie Postma found inspiration instead. Her line of minimalist clutches, bags and iPad cases are handmade from discarded rubber inner-tube that is then lovingly resurrected to the highest specifications, in a similar approach as Freitag bags, which are cut from used truck tarps. The Reclaim Bags line …

Twelve Pairs of Ladies’ Rain Boots

Style-driven footwear for rainy days and winter weather

The key to staying warm and dry through the wetter, colder months starts with well-designed footwear. Luckily, the world of wellies has expanded beyond the basic rubber model to encompass a wide range of style-focused boots still durable enough for a solid trek through the elements. Weather the stormy season with one of our favorite styles. Givenchy Made in Italy, Givenchy’s solid rubber rain boots …