Vintage NY Messenger Bags
The story of the project
Let me tell you the Story of how it all began …
Last year, shortly before Christmas, my best friend Peter wanted to get a cool messenger bag and realized that only the standard boring ones where available all over town.
He finally found one, but it wasn’t totally to his liking, as it was clearly not an outstanding individual messenger bag with stylish design. Instead, it was just a mass-produced one, and you’ll see thousands of other people with the same type of bags.
So, my friend suggested, that I design a unique, stylish messenger bag so he could use it to carry his stuff, Ipad, books etc. and look cool with it.
As I´ve always been inspired by the fashion and style of New York City in the 1960s, and I am in love with iconic movies like Breakfast at Tiffany´s and Barefoot in the Park, i decided to go for that retro style.
Back in the 60s air traveling was still glorious and first-class passengers received travel bags from the airlines as gifts.
I remember, back than my Dad brought a such an airline bag home from one of his business trips. My first mid-size model Cockpit is inspired by these airline bags and was the first one I created.
After a few iterations, lots of sketching and sewing, I had the bag I really loved.
The next challenge was to come up with perfect vintage logo designs that would reflect the retro look and feel I had in mind and that would give the bags their unique retro appeal. After lots of brainstorming sessions with some graphic designers, I finally found a young, very talented artist who was able to implement my ideas in the most perfect way.
That was just the first step. Once holding the first samples in my hands and getting exiting feedbacks from my friends and first customers, I decided not to stop there, but to go on and develop a whole collection of retro-style messenger bags in different sizes and for different purposes.
What is very important for me though was to always produce only a small number of bags to give them a Limited Edition exclusivity.
Another priority for me is to use high-quality materials only. That´s the reason why I have decided to make my bags from environmentally-friendly premium PU leather, a light, heavy-duty, water-resistant material that looks even better the more you use it.
With the samples made and everything in place this is where I need your help!
For more information and to view the first sample bags, I already set up the german online shop:
NEW YORK COLLECTION
Alina & her favorite ALLROUNDER bag
How the funds will be used
The funds will not only be used for the fabrication of the bags, but also for paying additional fees, like pozible.com, Paypal, taxes, cost of shipping, advertising and any additional funds will be allocated to the upcoming collection.
Thank you very much for your support!
With your help, I will be able to produce a larger number of bags for a reasonnable price. The savings of the larger production numbers will be your advantage! That´s why i will be able to pass the savings directly on to you, so that even for smaller donations, i will be able to send you a messenger bag as a reward.
OVERVIEW ALL MODELS
The Canvas Bag
Commander – the small size messenger bag
Cockpit – the medium size messenger bag
Allrounder – the messenger bag with optimal protection for laptops and tablets
Sports & Travel – the large size messenger bag
Checkout the rewards on the right hand site – Thanks for your SUPPORT!
Some of my other work
For the first sample bags, I already set up the online shop in german:www.statusbagfactoryshop.com
Next steps will be to translate the e-shop into english (and maybee other languages later) and to implement the english payment solutions and to promote the shop.
Thanks soo much for your support!
A special thanks to all my people that already helped me to reach the very first steps in this amazing project.
Thanks to you, i was able to create and produce the first samples, set up the e-shop, experience the first photoshooting, so that i am now able to present this project here to you guys at the pozible site.
A HUGE THANK YOU to Ken Krüger for his amazing work on the photography. Another thank you to Paul for his help with the translation and webshop. A special thanks and credit to Mr. Rei for his valuable input on the designs. And much love for Laurinho and Alina, our professional models, who supported me and made the photoshooting possible.
and last but not least – thank you LOLA for beeing always so patient … (Lola is my beloved golden retriewer)
Thanks Thanks Thanks!
behind the scenes photos ….