For the holidays, we’re releasing our Plain Musette, Market Tote and Zip Pouch in a special
10 oz. striped denim indigo ticking. For this edition of the Plain Musette, we’re adding a Horween leather strap and a special leather logo tab. We will also be restocking our musette in tan waxed canvas with our classic web strap.
Inspired by the smart cities who ban plastic bags, our flyweight Archival Market Tote is ideal for grocery shopping, holiday markets, day trips, or folding up into a larger bag for impromptu errands. For this special edition Market Tote, we added a reinforced waxed cotton bottom for added durability and rain protection. Luxe details include Horween leather handles, fully finished interior, bar-tacking at all stress points and a reinforced top hem. Comes in 10 ounce striped denim ticking or olive canvas duck.
For Fall, we’ve updated our Archival Shoulder Tote with new colorways and a redesigned shoulder strap for streamlined carry. The Shoulder Tote is now available in sturdy canvas duck in olive and tan. New colorways are trimmed at key wear points in an original shade of Horween Chromexcel (roughly matched to Horween’s popular whiskey cavalier). Designed to be worn over the shoulder, by its handles or by the removable, adjustable shoulder strap, the Archival Shoulder Tote is the perfect commuting bag whether you travel by bike, bus, car or on foot. For more info, visit the Archival Web Shop.
Archival is working on a design for a collapsible tote for light marketing. We take our inspiration from bags like these plainly named, Bean shopping bags circa1945. We love the idea of stowing bags within bags (in anticipation of impromptu portage). Although we cannot promise that our bag will fold neatly into a women’s handbag, it will be compact enough to stash in our standard Archival Rucksack.
Over Spring break, Tom and I took some snaps of Archival bags in some of our favorite Eugene locations. We’ll be assembling the shots into a formal lookbook for distribution to stockists and Archival customers. Here are a few sneak previews… and outtakes by Lauren, our much beloved Archival intern.
Lauren, AC Intern
We’re pleased to announce the release of our new Archival Zip Tote. The Zip Tote is a favorite companion for work and travel. Our tote comes with a double sided zipper for security and easy access and a wide mouth that fits tablets and small laptops. Made in Oregon in our favorite 18 ounce dry duck canvas that’s both durable and water-resistant.
The Zip Tote is built from the highest quality materials including sturdy #8 cotton duck (18 oz), Horween leather, YKK zippers and mil spec webbing from the UK. Edges are bound in waxed cotton tape and all stress points are reinforced. Meets TSA carry-on limits.
For more info, visit the Archival Web Shop.
12″ and 6″ straps
This week, Archival Clothing is releasing a newly revised tote based on collective feedback from our customers and retailers. We’ve been asked to offer a short handled version of our tote for people who prefer to carry the bag in hand. The tote is now available in two strap lengths: 12″ long with 1.5″ webbing and 6″ long with 1″ webbing.
New colorways (black, navy, ranger tan and gray)
We’ve added visual interest to the bag by making the inside pockets out of a contrasting color of dry canvas duck fabric. We are using this tote run to introduce our new waxed cotton twill in Navy.
New strap attachment method and revised internal pocketing
We’ve refined the strap attachment points on the inside edge of the bag to strengthen these points and ensure that the inside of the bag looks as well appointed as the outside.
All internal seams finished with bias tape made from our own waxed fabrics
All stress points reinforced with sturdy bar-tacking
As with the original totes
, our new model is made from 22 ounce waxed twill, 18 ounce dry duck canvas, and military grade cotton webbing. The tote is designed to be water-resistant and ready for a long life of service. Three inside pockets store personal items such as keys, phones, notebooks and pens—keeping them easily accessible and separate from the interior contents. A double-layer reinforced bottom ensures a long life and even wear.
Tote dimensions are 14” x 14” x 4” – perfect for your every day toting needs.
The Archival Clothing Tote is made with the same quality and attention to detail as all of our bags. Made from 10 ounce waxed cotton canvas or 22 ounce waxed twill, the bag is designed to be water-resistant and ready for a long life of service. Two-inch military-grade cotton webbing handles distribute the load on your shoulders and are bar-tacked for maximum strength. Three inside pockets store personal items such as keys, phones, notebooks and pens—keeping them easily accessible and separate from the interior contents. A double-layer reinforced bottom ensures a long life and even wear.
Tote dimensions are 14” x 14” x 5” perfect for your every day toting needs.
To purchase the Archival Tote send an email to info@ArchivalClothing.com to confirm availability of style and color.
For the Archival Tote, please specify color: Ranger Tan (22 oz waxed twill) or Navy (10 oz waxed cotton canvas). The Tote is $90 plus $12.50 for shipping within the US. For international shipping charges, please inquire at info@ArchivalClothing.com.
Tomorrow, I’ll be posting an announcement regarding our plain musettes which are now back in stock and updates on our next round of flap musettes and rucksacks. Future bag orders will be processed through our web shop (in the works!).