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Handy Zip Musettes Now Available

July 14th, 2019

Ordering instructions for Handy bag

Hi friends,

Thank your patience and support of our new project, Handy Bag!

We’re happy to report that a very limited batch of 50 Handy Zip Musettes are now available to order. 

Zip Musette ingredients:

  • 18oz Cotton Canvas Duck
  • Deadstock US Army Cotton Web
  • Sturdy Nickel Hardware
  • Made in Oregon, USA
  • Price: $98.00 + shipping (free local pick up)

Sewn in Springfield, Oregon, the Handy Zip Musette is a simple, sturdy shoulder bag made from heavy duty canvas duck. Originally designed for cyclists, it works equally well for travelers, campers and commuters. 

Here’s what we have in stock:

  • Gray canvas duck w/olive web strap
  • Navy canvas duck w/olive web strap
  • Olive canvas duck w/olive web strap
  • Price: Price:  $98 + shipping (no international orders)

Ordering instructions:

  • Email thbonamici@gmail.com with your desired bag color & quantity.
  • Tom will send you order confirmation and a PayPal invoice

Note: the zippers on these bags are super heavy duty. In the first week of use, you will need to work them back and forth to ease use. They will improve with age. 

Thanks!,

Tom and LesliP.S. Tom and I are doing our best to estimate demand. However, this is our first batch of Handy bags and we may sell out early for a particular color. Once we sell out the first batch, we will assess demand and prep a new order.

Handy Bag is coming in July!

July 4th, 2019

Handy Bag will release its first cycling-type musette in July.

Our first Handy bag batch is in production at T & J Custom Sewing in Springfield, Oregon.

Our first model will be the Handy Musette, a simple, functional, cycling-type shoulder bag made from canvas duck, sturdy hardware and cotton webbing.

How do you buy a bag?

We will be holding a pop up show in Eugene, Oregon, at The Barnlight, on Friday, July 12. 

We will also send out an email notice w/online ordering instructions for those who are not located locally.

If you would like to order a bag or be notified when the bags are ready for sale, email me to be added to the mailing list (archivalblogger@gmail.com).

You can also follow us on my Archival Instagram account for more updates and production shots.

Terry Shuck sewing our first run of Handy Musettes

Follow us on my Archival Instagram account for more updates and production shots.