A visit from the Milk Man.
In 2022, we collaborated with the cult vintage brand Milk to design the Papou, a limited-edition bag made from beautiful undyed, certified non-toxic leather.
The design is inspired by a pared-down structured shape that we both love, iterated in the kind of leather that starts out pale but darkens and burnishes as it is exposed to the sun. Meant to be a staple piece that feels fresh season after season, the bag is large enough for a large wallet, a journal, or a tablet. It features brass hardware and is sewn in sunny Oakland, California by yours truly.
Made from vegetable tanned, non-toxic leather sourced from Turkey and certified by the Leather Working Group.
How much does the bag cost?
$298. US customers will be able to choose split payment options through Affirm at checkout.
What are the bag's measurements?
The Papou measures 10 ½" tall, 8" wide, and 3" deep. The strap drop (from the top of the shoulder to the bag opening) is adjustable from 20" to 27 ½" so it can be worn as a shoulder bag or across the body.
The bag is large enough for a continental wallet, a journal, a tablet, or a 12 oz. water bottle.
When can I expect to receive my order?
Pre-orders will open November 4 and close November 28. Pre-orders will ship the first week of December in time for the holidays.
If quantities remain after the pre-order window closes, the collaboration will continue to be available for purchase until December 31. Any orders placed after the pre-order window cannot be guaranteed for Christmas delivery, and will ship within three (3) weeks of placing the order.
How do I care for this leather?
This leather is vegetable tanned in Turkey and certified non-toxic by the Leather Working Group.
It is particularly susceptible to stains and marks that develop as it is worn. We happen to think that those kinds of marks add to the bag's beauty, instead of detracting from it.
You can expect this bag to darken significantly as it is exposed to the sun and worn over time. Occasional polishing and cleaning with Smith's Leather Balm will keep your bag conditioned and aging beautifully.
How many bags will be made?
Quantities are very limited, and this design will not be remade. We highly recommend placing an order during the pre-order window for this reason.