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Laird Weekender Bag (Slate Gray)

Laird Weekender Bag (Slate Gray)

Regular price $348.00
Regular price Sale price $348.00
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*** VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS ***

For arrival by Feb. 14th, please order by:

  • Feb. 6 for Standard Shipping
  • Feb. 8 for Expedited Shipping
  • Feb. 10 (by Noon PST) for Express Shipping

Our idea of a perfect (socially-distanced) weekend away?

A juicy book, a quiet corner and the perfect tote -- especially one with a hefty 30 lb. load capacity that will not only handle the aforementioned book with ease (War and Peace included), but also just the right amount of clothes and sundry items too.

Designed, cut, sewn and finished by hand in the nation's capital, the Laird features hand stitched handles and wax-coated linen thread. Finished with a brass tone zipper and solid brass strap hardware, a removable shoulder strap allows you to tote this beauty in a variety of stylish ways.

Made from super soft natural leather, subtle variations in color and markings vary from piece to piece depending on the hide from which it was produced. These organic variations ensure that each stylish, delightfully practical Laird sports its own unique character.

  • Black pebble leather & slate gray suede
  • Size: 23" x 14" x 7"
  • Brass tone zipper; solid brass hardware w/removable strap
  • Wax-coated linen thread; unlined
  • 30 lb. load bearing capacity
  • Each handcrafted piece is 100% unique, using only natural cow leather hides. Subtle organic variations may be visible and vary from piece to piece
  • Designed, cut, sewn & finished by hand in Washington, DC
  • Made in USA

THE DESIGNER

Made by hand in
Washington, DC

Carolyn Misterek began exploring leatherwork after studying oil painting in art school and later completing her Master's Degree in Art History. She launched Matine in 2012, and quickly cultivated a following for her quiet, yet evocative design-driven point of view.

Based on the French word "matin" -- “in the morning” -- and the idea of "clean slates and clear potential that morning conjures up", her sharp collection of minimalist shoulder bags and natural leather clutches are overtly architectural in nature. Yet a distinctly human component, one that comes from making every single piece by hand, is never a simple afterthought.

As she said in Washingtonian Magazine: "That’s not the kind of minimalism that I’m going for. I think of it as minimalism in the context of real life. When you see the people carrying these bags you know they have busy, messy lives -- but maybe they are carrying just a little piece of calm, a little piece of simplicity.”

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity... but always with a twist to keep it interesting. There's kind of an electricity you can really feel when you finally get the design right.

Designer Carolyn Misterek

SENDING A GIFT

Gift Giving | The Firecracker Way 

When it comes to gift giving, is there anything more rewarding than making your intended giftee jump for joy? We think not.

So when you give your special present via Firecracker...
The delight begins immediately with artful packaging in an elegant, satin ribboned jewelry box w/ storage pouch.
It continues with your personal gift message...
Easily customized in your shopping bag prior to checkout.
And to top it all off, we tuck that important missive into your lucky recipient's package...
Written by hand. By an actual human being. (Not a "handwriting robot". Which, evidently, is a real thing.)

We know how important your gift is to you. So we do everything we can to help you make the biggest first impression possible.

 

Gift Giving | Starts with Elegant Firecracker Packaging

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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SHIPPING + RETURNS

SHIPPING

+ Enjoy Free Standard Shipping on all Jewelry in the United States. Expedited and Express options are also available at checkout.

+ Per your chosen shipping method, this item is processed & shipped in 1-2 BUSINESS DAYS.

+ Estimated domestic delivery time, depending on location:

- Standard | 5-7 business days
- Expedited | 3-4 business days
- Express | 1-2 business days

+ To learn more, please visit Shipping + Delivery. For global orders, check out our International FAQs.

RETURNS

+ Gladly accepted for refund, exchange, or store credit within 14 DAYS OF DELIVERY.

+ Credit automatically applied to your original form of payment. Gift recipients receive store credit.

+ Sale, Gift Card & Custom/Personalized Orders are "Final Sale".

+ For complete details, please review our easy Return Policy.

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