Artisan Quality, U.S. Made Urban Bag Collection by Phelps

 Clyde Messenger Bag

Clyde Messenger Bag

GREENLAND, NH. (August 23, 2013) —Staying true to the brands’ heritage of artisan quality, made in the USA leather goods, PHELPS expands their collection of handcrafted bags.

PHELPS expands their line of totes and urban bags with a collection that combines artisan qualities with vintage, yet stylish designs. In all, there are three key bags offered using a mix of materials such as Bison leather, glazed Italian cowhide and gridwax. The made in the U.S.A. collection features hand set copper rivets, brass buckles, magnetic closures, and multi-functional compartments. 

New to the collection is the Clyde Messenger, a classic sporting bag made in a 22 ounce waxed cotton fabric with a glazed Italian Cowhide bottom and detailed features. For easy carrying, the bag is designed with web carrying straps with a leather snap closure and an adjustable web shoulder strap with classic marine grade brass snap closures. The bag (14”W,11”H, 4”D) is spacious enough to carry laptops, folders and electronic accessories. The interior boasts a zip pocket organizer and a padded ‘pillow’ bottom for protection of electronics. The Clyde Messenger (MSRP $280) comes in khaki, navy, graphite, brownstone and black. 

Another highlight in the collection is the Beardsley Tote, a handcrafted classic design available in three textile options – a 22oz waxed canvas, Melton wool and 18 oz gridwax. All of the bags are designed with a Bison leather bottom and handles with hand-set copper rivets. This spacious and versatile tote (20”W, 14” H, 5” D) is designed with three exterior pockets and interior zip pocket organizer with top magnetic closures. The Beardsley comes in black, brown, charcoal, natural and navy waxed canvas; khaki, brown and olive gridwax, and Melton grey-red wool. Suggested retail price for this handmade bag is $240. 

The third bag in the collection is the Dover Duffel, offered in either 18oz cotton gridwax or wool plaid and designed with a Bison leather bottom, reinforced handles and trim. The bag (20”W, 11”H, 8”D) features two side pockets, an interior zip pocket organizer, and a spacious lined interior for clothing, shoes or larger business needs. Use it for work, play or as an overnighter. For easy carrying, the bag comes with a 54” adjustable web strap with leather shoulder pad. The bag is available in olive, khaki or brown gridwax and 100% Wool Plaids for a suggested retail price of $480. 

The collection is available, made to order, directly at PHELPS,


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