Disclaimer: Each week I will be featuring an item in an "Obsession of the Week" post. This is the first post of many to come & trust me when I say, this piece is truly worth obsessing over. Read on... but don't say I didn't warn you.
While in New York City for the trade shows this past September, we came across the WILL Leather Goods booth. Their leather goods, bags and accessories were too beautiful to pass by so we stopped & were introduced to the family-run business. Impressed and excited, we left the booth with our first order placed. All there was left to do was wait.
Our waiting ended yesterday... and in no way were we prepared for just how stunning each piece would be in person. Yes, they had samples at the show (that's how we were reeled in!), but we learned at their booth that each piece would be one-of-a-kind. Any and all expectations we had, has been exceeded with this first order.
We ordered 4 Oaxacan Duffle bags - 2 for each of our stores. Each bag is made with a hand woven, vegetable-dyed Oaxacan wool rug and high-end leathers creating a classic, and almost vintage feel. With a detachable cross body and top handle, these bags are highly functional too. It's the perfect weekender bag! In all honesty though, it's the company's history that makes the product even sweeter - WILL Leather Goods started as a small leather belt stand in Venice, CA ("Billy's Belts") and today their goods are sold in Nordstrom's, Sak's Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Barney's New York, and countless boutiques around the world. Even with their growth, they have maintained their American-based roots and continue to operate in Eugene, Oregon. How awesome is that?!
These bags are definitely a must-see... I'll let you decide if they're a must-have!