We turn to our trusty canvas bag for practically everything — farmers' markets, beach days, picnics, and even the office. And although our old friend comes through on the daily, it still leaves us longing for something a little more luxe. We are adults, after all, and it’s high time we started looking the part.
Our latest gift to ourselves? A sleek leather piece from Basil Racuk
. Each item is of the highest quality and handmade to order in Emeryville.
So, why are Basil’s (we love saying his name. Basil.) bags such a perfect fit? "When a customer decides to purchase something from me, that decision is not just a transaction. It's a creative interaction,” says Racuk. “Shape, color, skin quality, lining, functionality — all of these characteristics are discussed. I offer you the opportunity to help me build what you want. Giving customers the chance to be engaged in the creative process is something that I enjoy." The only real dilemma is having to choose a favorite, but we have a sneaking suspicion that it’s going to be the Hard Brief
! Peep the pieces after the jump.