This Bag Used to Be a Porsche. Literally. Hot Damn.

Handsome leather bags with handsome leather stories

By Kirk Miller

These Bags Used to Be a Porsche
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18 July 2016

These bags have seen better days.

In a good way.

As in: they used to be the seat of a Porsche. Or a Mercedes. Or a 737.

That’s the idea behind Mariclaro, a Canadian company that’s reclaiming materials from classic cars and planes and making ‘em into stunning travel wares.

Based out of Toronto, Mariclaro repurposes salvaged materials from luxury autos, airline seat covers and even car seatbelts into exquisite bags and accessories.

Their mission? Be sustainable and add a little history to their clients’ travels.

Travel accessories made from travel accessories seem to be having a moment. But Mariclaro’s been around for a few years. Good news is, even though several of their bags are limited edition or even one-of-a-kind, the company debuts new items almost every week (following their Instagram is the best way to keep up).

A few of their recent works we dig:

Zeit. Works Messenger
Part of the Drive Collection, where luxury interiors from the likes of Mercedes, BMW, Cadillac, etc. are transformed into handsome messenger bags and briefcases. Here, the one-of-a-kind Zeit. Works is handcrafted from the leather interior of a 1991 Porsche 911 Series 964 Carrera 4 coupe.

Weekender 1969 Lamborghini Espada Series 1
Built from the original leather seats of a ‘69 Lambo, perfect for a long weekend holiday.

Accessorie Bag Alaska Airlines
A turquoise and blue dopp kit from a Boeing 737 seat cover (dig the similarly minded briefcase and passport holder as well).

Coming soon: a white leather ‘83 Cadillac weekender that’ll turn heads.

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