Harper x Milk
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 was 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.
$298. US customers will be able to choose split payment options through Affirm at checkout.
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.
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.
This leather is vegetable tanned in Brazil 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.
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.
This design is made-to-order, and is considered final sale. If there is a defect with your bag when you receive it, please get in touch and we'll make it right.
Made from vegetable tanned, non-toxic leather sourced from Brazil and certified by the Leather Working Group.