Although my personal style is very modern, I have an almost unconditional love for bags that evoke a very particular period of time gone by. Picking the right details to make a new bag look convincingly old isn’t easy, and sometimes that duty is best left in the hands of a company that’s been doing it since the design was popular the first time around.
The J.W. Hulme Company has been making bags by hand in Minnesota since 1905, but it’s just recently that the fashion crowd has started to notice their unapologetically classic styles, like the JW Hulme Company Legacy Mini Bag. This bag would have looked just as fabulous as a utilitarian object at the turn of the last century as it does today on the arm of an urban woman.
On closeup, this bag looks like it’s really fantastic – top-notch materials, expert finishing, lots of character. A staff of 25 makes all of the company’s leather goods, which range from the cute little crossbody we see here to overnight bags to covers for hunting rifles. That the company has a focus and clientele outside of normal style circles actually makes me love this bag all the more. Buy through ShopBop for $353 or check out the rest of the company’s products on their website.