Just as I’ve been toting around my attention-grabbing Jack Rabbit Collection Buff Easy Rider Hobo, I discovered that the award-winning designer behind the brand, Mollie Culligan, has moved on to bigger things.
She’s now heading up the newly created accessories division for Alternative Apparel. The accessories collection will have its official launch in the Spring, and will include three series:
–Scout – “Calvary-inspired weekenders, oversized totes and hand-woven fringed bags in tumbled vintaged canvas and weathered leather”
–Acoustic – a “daring-yet-comfortable, 70’s-influenced compilation” of “over-washed denim duffles, suede hobos and cognac leather trim cross-bodies”
–Poppy – a “youthful assortment of backpacks, market totes and mini-travelers in playful shades”
But you can shop a few styles now for the holidays!
The Safari Duffle bag, the Woodsman Backpack, and the Weekender bag, heavily vintaged bags which all come in army canvas, are now available for purchase.
The Alternative Apparel Canvas Weekender Bag ($118) features two patch pockets on both sides, double heavy washed leather handles, and a detachable shoulder strap.
The Alternative Apparel Canvas Safari Duffle Bag ($138) features twill handles, a detachable shoulder strap, one internal pocket, two key rings, and a clasp.
The Alternative Apparel Canvas Woodsman Backpack/Rucksack ($138) features a leather cinch main compartment closure and buckle closure at the front flap, one outer front flap pocket with buckle closure, and adjustable straps with antique brass buckles.
Alternative Apparel founder and Chief Creative Officer Greg Alterman said: “We’re thrilled that Mollie is taking the reigns as Accessories Director. Her appreciation for craftsmanship and detail and her innovative yet timeless design aesthetic align perfectly with the Alternative brand.”
These trendy, styles are versatile enough for both women and men to wear, and are very wallet-friendly! Which Alternative Apparel bags will you be buying?
Shop all Alternative Apparel at Nordstrom.com