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
The Pollopel Rucksack
mother-in-law's Original Vintage Austrian Rucksack. This
bag is gorgeous and rock-sturdy, but with such a lithe
grace I just had to have it!
I had it updated --with, among other things, a cell phone
pocket-- I cleaned up the look and upgraded the hardware
and leather, retaining the classic look. The most
important thing to me, however, was that it be made in as
craftsman-like a way as the original. The bags are made in Brooklyn with old-world care
and understands what makes a handbag a lasting tool.
makes this bag perfect?
Unobtrusive when it's not too full, but capable of comfortably
holding a full weekend getaway wardrobe as well
your phone, pda, sunglasses, lotion, makeup, pens, wallet
and all the other odds and ends you can't live without.
You'll be shocked at how much gear this bag can handle,
and at how small it can seem when you lighten its
Two roomy pockets on the bag, along with the standard internal
zipper pocket, key clip and three lipstick and two pen/makeup/sunglass
holsters on the inside. The outer pockets comfortably acccomodate
your full hand, so pulling things in and out of them isn't
a wrestling match. One of the pockets comes with a matching
lined water-resistant bottle holster. To top all this
off, there's a hidden zipper pocket on the seam for your
cell, your sunglasses, your lipbalm, metrocard and change.
This bag has what the dress designers call "drape."
It looks graceful and slender when there's not too much
in there, but you can cram it full of shopping, weekend
wardrobe, work nonsense, even baby hoo-ha. It's a workhorse
in the guise of a spoiled princess.
The 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 with: Where did
you get that?