The Last Bag You’ll Ever Need

Handsome luggage from Satchel & Page

By The Editors
November 16, 2015 9:00 am

First rule of holiday travel: Fit everything into one bag.

Second rule: Make this the one bag.

“This” being the Vintage Suitcase from Satchel & Page, purveyors of heirloom quality valises and weekenders, available now for preorder.

Seriously, this could be the last bag you’ll ever need.

We’re already big fans of S&P. Austin bagmakers of leather goodies that nod heavily to the past.

Their new bag — or should we say “bags” — contain a personal meaning.

“The bags are inspired by a leather suitcase that was used when my family went through Ellis Island in 1914,” says S&P co-founder Daniel Ralsky. “Our family settled in New York, and we’re actually moving the business to the state next year. So we focused these designs for the demands of city life and we’re emphasizing versatility and functionality.”

As S&P’s campaign page notes, these bags are a “throwback to an era when people didn’t need so much, but what they had meant something.”

They certainly mean well.

Some standouts:

The 4 Way Briefcase, which comes with modular, removable straps so you can carry it four different ways: via a handle or shoulder strap, as a backpack or even hitched to your luggage.

The Portfolio, which streamlines how people carry their daily essentials (read: your smartphone, tablet and notebooks).

The Gladstone, the perfect leather bag for a weekend road trip out of the city.

The Suitcase, complete with detachable shoulder strap, backpack convertibility and tartan lining.

Plus: a laptop bag, a passport wallet and a dopp kit with a smart, full zipper opening.

The items here are all hand-stitched and made of full grain veg-tanned leather.

And come with a lifetime warranty.

One less thing to worry about during your travels.

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