Talin Spring, the genius behind the Minnesota-born brand, is a Parisian at her core (especially enticing, being a bit of a Francophile, myself). Talin used Paris as her homebase and launching pad for worldwide travel over the years. Now stationed in Minnesota, she is, in the words of her website, “producing a rare sampling of these bags in collaboration with local artisans.” Très bon, I say.
The Architect Bag from the folks at Spring Finn & Co. is one of those items that would nicely round out my wardrobe repertoire – if I only had the funds to scoop it up. With its slim profile and sustainable, tough design, this meeting/laptop bag marries beauty and functionality, a combination so hard to come by. (Believe me, I know . . . I’ve Google searched “most beautiful microwave” with no success.)Like the leather on the trim of a Louis Vuitton bag, the top-grade leather used in Spring Finn & Co. products patinas and darkens to perfection over time. Another plus? All components of the line are sourced from the good old US of A. That’s something I think we can all get behind.
Visit springfinnandco.com to purchase any item in the assortment. The Foundry Home Goods in Minneapolis’s up-and-coming North Loop area and Brightwater Clothing and Gear in Excelsior each stock select Spring Finn & Co. items, as well.