If there’s ever been a pair to take the something old, something new adage to heart, it’s husband-and-wife team Margaux and Walter Kent.
When not hammering away in their Fishtown workshop, they’re ransacking flea markets for materials for their new line of sturdy waxed-canvas bags.
Stash your makeup, paintbrushes, or subway tokens in the zippered pouch. Adjustable straps are made of early 1900s rifle slings (some still bear the soldier’s name). Fabric from old mattresses, aprons, and dresses is stitched above interior pockets, and tiny tags are sliced from antique saddles.
With a nod to modern times, the Kents cut the bags so your laptop nestles in cozily and lip balms and pens stay within reach.
We foresee a match made in heaven.
Photo: Courtesy of Peg and Awl