As we continue to expand our collection of quality products, we are always looking to improve upon our classic designs and to satisfy the diverse needs of our customers. This is how the DayBag came about: we wanted to make a bag that can conveniently carry daily work and travel necessities, but that also closes securely with a zipper.
Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in Winter Session history, we’ve done it! We’ve finally created an all leather bag for you to enjoy.
Our new Leather Garrison takes on the form and silhouette of the classic Garrison, but instead of canvas we’ve chosen three variations of cowhide for the bag body. Our Natural tote is cut from soft, undyed vegetable-tanned cowhide from the Hermann Oak Tannery, while our Black and Cognac totes are crafted using the renowned Horween Leather Co’s Essex leather -- a vegetable tanned, oil-infused leather with a very supple feel that will age beautifully. The handles on all three totes are cut from thicker vegetable-tanned cowhide (also from Hermann Oak). We’ve chosen each of these leathers for their unique structural and aesthetic characteristics and their superb quality.
Introducing the Zip-Top Tote: our take on the classic, over-the-shoulder carry-all. Its simple, pared down design, zipper closure, and lightweight single-layer construction make it the perfect companion for weekend travel or daily use.
We’ve constructed the body of the Zip-Top Tote using our signature 20 oz heavyweight waxed canvas, which will withstand the change of seasons and wear beautifully over time. Popping up from the rim of the bag, a flexible zipper panel (made from a contrasting lightweight 10 oz canvas) provides both easy access and extra security. Detailed with a solid brass YKK zipper, the pop-up panel allows you to fill the bag to the brim for greater carrying capacity.
Our goal has always been to create beautiful and useful pieces that become companions for life. Each season we are able to focus and streamline our design process a little more as we continue to refine each of our pieces for optimal, seamless use. There is no Winter Session bag more iconic and functional than the Garrison Bag; it's one of our first and most lasting designs.
After receiving valuable customer feedback over the past year, we have opted to replace the Large and Small sized Garrisons that we offered last season with a nicely balanced proportion that feels 'just right'. The updated Garrison Bag -- sized squarely between the Large and Small -- is the perfect size for any occasion, whether you’re commuting to work, ducking outside for a picnic, or taking a weekend road trip. Staying true to its original concept, the new Garrison functions like a well-organized catch-all for your daily necessities. Slip in a laptop or iPad, charger, and a large notebook on a more productive afternoon; pack a camera and a few extra layers for a day of exploring a new place; or fill it with a loaf of bread and other treats from the market for a cozy evening with friends.