Of a Kind: Taylor Bag by Sara Barner / $180
If you're not familiar with Of a Kind, let me introduce you. Of a Kind is a small online boutique, if you will, showcasing/selling beautiful things in limited quantities. For example, this ridiculously gorgeous handmade leather bag is one (well actually #23) of 50 being made. Once they're sold, that's it. No more chances to buy this beauty again. They sell all sorts of things — bags, jewelry, clothing, etc — made by lovely people from all around. I love the idea of supporting independent artists, crafters, designers, especially when they make things like this.
I spotted the Taylor bag while casually perusing the OAK site, as you do. I'm not really a handbag kind of girl at all, surprisingly. I've had the same Marc by MJ bag for about a year now, only swapping it out with a recent Zara purchase in the last few weeks. That is... until this baby caught my eye (and then landed on my doorstep). There's something about the ever so simplistic design that makes it almost too beautiful in a classic way. Timeless, even. It's the kind of thing you enjoy using and wearing — maybe because you have an idea of where it's come from.
Handmade in Portland, OR by the incredible Sara Barner; made with the softest leather with an even softer suede interior, finished off with solid brass hardware and detailing. There's just something about knowing it's one of only fifty being made that makes this little circle bag even better. Something about contributing to an artist that is passionate about their craft. Not to mention the fact that, ugh, it's one of the most beautiful things I currently own.
Interested? Go snatch it up before it's gone forever. If not? Of a Kind has sooo many things to choose from at all different price points. Go check it out and try not to become obsessed like I have been in recent years. Otherwise, let me know what you think!