Pollopel Bags were exhibited in the 2006/2007 "Carte Blanche aux Stylistes" exhibition at the Musee de la Toile de Jouy in Jouy-en-Josas, France (near Versailles) alongside great fashion designers works in Toile.
A bag is now part of the museum's permanent collection.
THE ARMY BAG
bag was my dream bag all through college--except
mine was made of drab canvas and falling apart. By the
time I'd left school it's charms were well hidden by it's
I had it updated --with, among other things, a cell phone
pocket--cleaned up the look and upgraded the hardware
and leather. I used a most classic fabric
in what I think is a humorous wink of a way. The most
important thing to me, however, was that it be made with
great old-fashioned craftsmanship. The bags are made in Brooklyn with old-world care
and understands what makes a handbag a lasting tool.
made this bag perfect?
Unobtrusive when it's not too full, but capable of comfortably
holding a full-sized notebook and magazines as well as your
phone, pda, sunglasses, lotion, makeup, pens, wallet and
all the other odds and ends you can't live without.
The bags have brass hardware, red
lining and natural light tan
vegetable -tanned cowhide which darkens naturally over time
Three roomy pockets inside the bag, along with the standard
zipper pocket and an "envelope" flap on the back.
Tuck letters in there or the newspaper, your metropass,
sunglasses, lip balm, or anything else you need easy access
to on the run.
Using classic mailbag styling on the sturdy yet buttery
leather strap, I've made the bag easily adjustable from
a hip and over the head length to a shorter more updated
These took research! The original "lift-the-dot"
marine fasteners are unique without being in the least fussy.
You can close the bag with one hand. Slip your last fingers
under the loop and use your first finger and thumb to pull
the flap down. You can feel the fastener connect with your
fingers. I think this is where the army practicality comes
in. These bags were meant for the sort of on-the-go use
that we demand from our day bags. The other hardware--buckles,
d-rings, zippers--are all weighty and smooth and worthy
of the bag.
Leathers are buttery and sturdy, lining is shiny and durable
and the fabulous fun outer fabrics will get you stopped
in hallways and on street corners: Where did you get
see the rucksack