Herschel bags are sold all around the world but did you know they come from right here in Vancouver?
Sold, dependable with a classic style all their own, describe a Herschel bag is like describing Canada. Although the Cormack family started out manufacturing barrels in the last century in Scotland, three generations and a half a world away, the family is still making things that hold other things. While a barrel isn’t as practical to
carry around the complete opposite can be said about the Herschel bag. From humble beginnings outside the village of Herschel (pop. 30) the bags have been born to withstand the harsh realities of Canadian weather.
This practical toughness makes them a sought after bag around the world. Throw in a simple, near-retro exterior look and a whimsical interior lining and your Herschel bag is ready for anything.
Great features like heavy-duty zippers, leather pulls, sturdy canvas (in some great colours and combinations), oversized pouches and hidden pockets all make the bags ready to take on anything you can throw at, or in, them.
For Holiday 2011, Herschel has introduced some additions to the family. A new red and black check plaid poly-cotton liner, a new two-tone version of the Settlement bag and the all new Varsity bag. Add these to the Supply Co’s already existing line-up and it makes for a difficult decision which bag to buy. I want to give them as gifts but am jealous and want to keep them all for myself. With vendors all around the world, I think I’m a little late to keep
them for myself.