GEAR | Joshu+Vela
The San Franscico-based bag company Joshu+Vela is no stranger to this blog. And I will say it again, when it comes to American-made bags on the market, no one compares. Bold words, I know. But the durability, attention to detail, and quality of materials sets J+V apart. We have a pretty great selection of J+V goods on The Reed, but we just got in some new items that I'm really excited about. First, the zip utility tote in safari tan wax ($190)—it's the carry-on bag I think I've always dreamed of. Made of cotton canvas and thick bridle leather straps, there are six exterior pockets and a laptop pocket inside. But the simple zipper clinched the deal for me, I can't travel with open totes. Handsome, isn't it? And then there's this beauty, the canvas carry tote in over-dyed navy ($120). It's over-dyed in vats and tumbles to pick up a worn-in look with highlights and lowlights in a deep blue color. There's two interior pockets and those brown leather cover straps...mmmm. New colors have been added to the mix, and we've restocked our favorite J+V items that sold out early this season—like the especially popular Japanese Brass Key Hooks ($35).