The inspiration behind the Satchel & Page leather collection came from Daniel's grandfather and his map case from WWII. Check it out:
The bag holds stories of courage, resiliency, and love. The leather has aged with character and the bag is still going strong…about 70 years later…Which got Daniel thinking, "Why can’t I find products like this now?"
Most stuff out there is mass produced, disposable and poor quality. To get a decent leather briefcase, it will cost $500 - $1,000 and even then the quality is suspect. So we’re creating the highest quality leather bags possible. A bag that you will be proud to pass on to future generations.
Our designs are inspired by the great generation of the 1940s : Map case, Mailbag, Briefcase, Gladstone, Pilot's Bag. We have maintained the original styling of the era, but have added functionality for today's technology.
We launched our bag collection on Kickstarter in 2013 and are grateful for the support of 599 backers. Since then, we've designed a collection of leather jackets, inspired by military and riding jackets from the same era.
If you have any questions about our designs, we'd love to hear from you. We have recently moved from Austin, TX to Brooklyn, NY and will be opening a showroom shortly. So if you're in the NY area, please drop us a line.