When it comes to fashion, there are certain things that are worth spending a little extra on (or even a lot extra on). A good bag is a worthy investment in my book. That doesn’t mean that you’ll see me running around town wearing a bag emblazoned with garish logos. In fact, the very thought sends chills down my spine. It’s just not my style. So what do I look for in a good bag, you ask? Versatility. Functionality. Quality. Timelessness. And preferably a minimalist aesthetic because that’s just who I am.
It’s not easy finding all of these qualities in a single bag, let me tell you, and that’s why I’m always on the look out for one to invest in. That being said, you can imagine my excitement when I recently came across Tsatsas bags. These beauties have everything I look for in a good bag and more. Tsatsas is a relatively new label, established in 2012 by Esther Shultz-Tsatsas, who has a background in architecture, and Demetrios Tsatsas, whose father has been producing fine leather goods at his atelier for over 30 years. They may be new on the scene, but these two know their stuff, and it shows. The bags are handcrafted in Germany and made from the finest leathers from all over the world. Plus, they are made using environmentally friendly processes. Check out the Tsatsas bag lookbook and you’ll see why I’m so enamoured.
As if the bags weren’t enough, Tsatsas presented the mother of all aesthetically pleasing yet functional trolley suitcases at this year’s “Wallpaper* Handmade” exhibition. I present to you, KAGE for Wallpaper* Handmade. Notice the luxurious Italian leather, the handmade brass fittings, and the glorious absence of flashy logos. Perfect for a muse’s wanderings around the world.
All photographs by the immensely talented Gerhardt Kellermann.