You can count on using luggage for the rest of your life, so it makes sense to get bags that look timeless and will last forever. Emil Erwin, a Nashville, Tennessee-based leather and canvas goods company, patterns, cuts, sews, and assembles each bag by hand in its studio. The brand’s shoulder bags beautifully hold your laptop, lunch, work files, and whatever else you feel like putting in them. They’ll cause the grumpy old guy at the office to do a double take, but decades down the road will make your grandkids jealous.
Possessing the same timeless quality as the shoulder bags, the luggage reflects a true dedication to craftsmanship.
A native of East Tennessee, chief designer Emil Congdon learned his craft by watching and studying different artisans at their work, including cobblers and saddlers at a local shoe and saddle repair company and a high-end auto upholstery business. Many talented designers raised in the South move to high-profile fashion cities where exposure is greater, but Emil and his wife, Leslie, chose to keep their luxury leather shop in Nashville. Emil Erwin stands by its quality craftsmanship, guaranteeing every bag for life.