LATE SPRING 2015
Western & English Today
ittle leather luxuries have become little leather utilities:
We can't live without them. Tanks to several select
manufacturers, Western retailers can now ofer items like
cross-body mini-bags, handsome classic or tall wallets, pocketknife
holsters … you name it. Sumptuous small leather goods debuting this
season are destined to be cherished all year long.
American West still delivers superb choices in larger handbags, its traditional
staple, but it also serves a growing audience needing smaller bags, especially
dedicated sports fans. Game Day bags meet new stadium security regulations
in the permissible size, a mere 6.5˝ x 4.5˝, beautifully crafed in fve diferent
color choices and worn with a long adjustable, cross-body strap. MSRP $90.
Te exceptional Chippewa Collection takes its inspiration from Native
American textiles. Tese hand-rubbed, distressed leather crossover wallet-bags
are just what you need when "less is more." Two zipper compartments open to
reveal a full-size wallet in the center, while an additional slip pocket on the back
keeps things perfectly organized. Available in six colors: sand, earth brown, light
turquoise, avocado, dusty rose and golden tan. Dimensions: 8.5˝ x 5.5˝. MSRP $98.
Te convenient and versatile Texas Two-Step Collection, a combination bag,
goes everywhere. Lif the front fap to fnd a full tri-fold wallet with two slip
pockets, a zippered compartment and six credit card spaces. Turn it around and
access a zippered handbag compartment, including an inside cellphone pouch
and an exterior zipper pocket on the back. Te adjustable strap disconnects, so
this versatile bag serves as an oversized all-in-one wallet and cosmetic holder
too! Crafed in elegant, lighter-tone leathers with artistic stamping and tooling.
Cash, credit cards and cellphones — the
backbone of modern life — create a need for
such items as these perfect little leather items to
stash them in one tidy place.
by Corinne Joy Brown