Remember when locker backpacks were cool? Haha (awkward laugh), neither do we. We’re far too young.
Our point is that the accessories world is prone to fads (hemp chokers, anyone?), but one label, Will Leather Goods, consistently rises above the din.
See for yourself at the new shop on Abbot Kinney.
Housed in a rustic, 80-plus-year-old building (note the one-of-a-kind lamella ceiling and reclaimed wood shelving) that’s been retrofitted with a lounge and coffee kiosk, the boutique brings together the ruggedly chic Oregon-based label’s full range of collections, including men’s, women’s, and outdoor/travel.
Shop Oaxacan woven and leather messenger bags, brightly striped carryalls, and vintage-inspired satchels along with an array of small goods (classic saddle belts, leather jewelry).
Each carefully crafted bag takes an average of 176 steps on the operation line, while the leather is coated with fat liquors and oils to endure sun and weather damage.
Which is to say, these products will age gracefully.
Will Leather Goods, 1360 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, at California Avenue, Venice (310-399-8700 or willleathergoods.com), $35 and up.
Photo: Courtesy of Will Leather Goods