Handcrafted, high quality, and local? In.
I have recently been introduced to Brookes & Hyde Cincinnati, a small batch leather goods company aiming to produce high-end American leather products that honor traditional craftsmanship and modern designs.
Alongside their many traditional leather products (including belts, wallets, and bifolds) Brookes & Hyde has recently launched a crossbody bag and I could not be more excited to have one on my hands. A bag that is this sleek, this neutrally sharp, and of this impressive quality means it will quickly become a work horse in my accessories rotation.
What I like the most is its saddle-like shape and thin buckle strap. I also want to admit that I just straight up like the gold branding imprinted on the front. Seeing Cincinnati detailed right underneath the Brookes & Hyde name also makes toting this bag around town feel particularly awesome.
You should definitely consider checking Brookes & Hyde out. I know I am going to keep close tabs on them, especially as we head into the holiday season, because I am sure I will find myself looking to treat someone in my life with something that is nice and special, while also supporting something particularly local. That right there will make it all a win-win.
images by Annie Jagoditz