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What Took You So Long? Messenger Bag

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€501€401

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What Took You So Long? Messenger Bag image
What Took You So Long? Messenger Bag image
What Took You So Long? Messenger Bag image

What Took You So Long? Messenger Bag

Online Exclusive

€501€401

Sustainability Guarantees

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All packaging in this collection is recyclable, recycled and free from petroleum based plastics.

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At least 1% of this brand’s sales go to a charity partner.

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Alternative materials/ingredients have been used where an animal product would normally be used.

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The materials in this collection are free from AZO dyes and phthalates.

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Workers are paid a living wage; no child labour or human trafficking is involved in the production of the collection; the factory is compliant with all local environmental regulations.

One messenger. Three paintings.
WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG (front)
WON’T STOP NOW (back)
YEP. WE SEE YOU (inside)
A Limited Edition of 50

Living in New York for 22 years, van de Wiel was always a little crazy about vinyl messenger bags. So in her first Black Line Crazy collection, each messenger bag showcases three designs adapted from a limited edition BLC print. (One on the outside flap. One on the inside. And one on the back, of course.)
Body made from three-step process: Original #BlackLineCrazy painting printed on polyvinyl material (60% Polyurethane 40% Polyester), embossed for texture + coated with aqua seal to provide a level of protection re dirt + water
Lining: Striped black-and-white material 100% Polyester; backing material 100% canvas
Two internal pockets: One zippered w/ round leather pull; the other pocket trimmed with leather
Light aluminum support & two press studs at the top designed to keep flap opening/closing effortless
Black leather corners added to the outside flap and bottom of the bag
80cm long cross body strap (160cm total)
Wrapped up inside a soft zippered black mesh “dust bag” with black leather trim + black round leather zipper pull. Great for storage and travel

Care: Spot clean with soft damp cloth

Dimensions: w 14” x h 9 ½” x 3” // w 36 x h 24 x d 7.5cm

DESIGNED AND HANDMADE IN MEXICO
w 14” x h 9 ½” x 3” // w 36 x h 24 x d 7.5cm
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Meet The Designer

One day, a NY-based brand maverick Mary van de Wiel landed in the middle of Mexico, picked up a brush and can of black house paint and, for the first time in her life, started to paint floor to ceiling. A life-long incurable doodler, those doodles refused to be doodles anymore.

Twenty months and two successful exhibitions later in Australia and Mexico, van de Wiel reinterpreted her black-and-white abstract paintings across gallery windows, murals, fabrics, home furnishings & more. "After all, art has a pulse. It belongs in everyday life. Not just on walls," she says. Then, she started scaling down images of her paintings for a line of accessories. Working with makers in Mexico City and Leon, she created a limited edition collection of vegan leather totes, messenger bags and zippered portfolios that spark the wearer's style statement. One-of-kind wool throws & rugs followed.

A good example of multicultural fusion, she's convinced she couldn't have created the entire BLC collection anywhere else except in Mexico. But right now, her first public art installation is in New York City. Unveiled in September 2019, titled WHAT WERE WE THINKING, it's still up at 6th Ave & W 51.

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