Moleskine, the company famous for its stylish notebook collections, is set to launch a line of high-end leather bags. Obviously, the company finally decided to do more with its brand equity than create beautiful if slightly anachronistic writing pads. If you are familiar at all with Moleskine then you know they have had bags in the range for maybe five years now but those are mostly polyurethane. We have to be tricked into covering polyurethane bags so if you ever see that on this site, that is what happened.
The new accessories range promises to finally live up to the Moleskine name and marks the company’s first entry into leather. According to widespread reports online, including WWD and the AFP, the range includes a selection of leather bags and wallets that pay homage to the company’s heritage. The old range also did this by emulating the look of the notebooks but for fans, it really did not work.
Designed to target the “urban traveler”, the items – comprising five wallets including card and passport versions, a tote and a backpack – will be produced in Italy by Milan-based Vittorio Venezia.