Photos by Gil E. Matos | Backpack c/o Campos Bags | Shoes: Gap | Top & Shorts: American Apparel | Glasses: Ray Ban
Searching for a sleek, grown-up backpack to get you through the day and beyond? Search no more. Enter Campos Bags, founded by Mr. Roy Campos, who came to America and opened up his atelier in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 80’s. After years of creating patterns, samples, and production for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff, Foley & Corinna, and Elie Tahari, he decided to launch his first eponymous handbag collection. And let me tell you, it is ON POINT.
The collection exemplifies the best of classic American leather design: clean, simple, well-made, beautiful bags that are incredibly versatile and useful. Every Campos bag is handmade to order (with a sustainable, zero-waste model in mind) by a team of artisans using 100% locally sourced materials. I mean – it takes at least 7 SKILLED CRAFTSMEN to make ONE BAG! And each piece features a fun little secret…a bright blue stitch on each zipper puller, alluding to the old superstition that blue thread is lucky and wards off any harm (I’m a sucker for product with little hidden quirks). So not only are you looking mighty fine rocking a sleek backpack or lucky bag when you sport Campos, you are also playing a huge part in creating jobs, and driving the fashion, design and manufacturing industries back to the USA. Scroll down for more pics, and be sure to check out this short clip to take a tour through their Brooklyn Navy Yard factory as they make a Campos bag from start to finish!