esde : handbag
ESDE creates functional couture leather bags. Their disciplined aesthetic and exacting production sit in perfect balance with a deep respect for the wild, unique and natural beauty of the individual leathers they use, to give you a piece for all the years of your lifetime – and even beyond. Based in Düsseldorff, the ESDE atelier is still managed by its founder, designer Ronny Schröder, crafting one-off pieces informed by avant-garde design sensibilities and an uncompromising love of utilitarian detail.
The ESDE concept is one of give and take –giving you serious service with durability, functionality and style, and taking all the daily knocks you’ll throw at a good bag. Their vision is for every bag to mature with its owner, bearing witness to a life, and ultimately becoming part of your story.
This neat and petite handbag speaks volumes on masterful engineering and precision craftsmanship, with a leather ined base, topstitched detail on the side seams, and a tidy inner pocket with brass zip closure. Two side tabs reach around from the back to weave through the bag itself, securing with a brass button which can be fastened or undone to cinch the bag's opening, and a final leather tab wraps across the top to 'lock' the bag. A rolled leather handle on top compliments the bag's nostalgic, flared shape, while a fully detatchable longer strap (with custom, stamped brass hardware and three fastening points on each side) gives the option of multiple lengths for shoulder wear.
made in Germanycolour : husk
materials : leather
- length 23cm
- width 10cm
- height 16cm (excluding handle)
- strap length 100cm (longest adjustment)
care instructions :
ESDE bags are designed to show their age and use. To optimise their condition and preserve their leathers however, please avoid exposure to high humidity, oily liquids (such as hand cream) chemicals (such as perfume) and water damage. If your bag becomes wet, please pat it dry immediately with a clean dry cloth. Slight scratches can be minimised by a light massage with a cotton cloth or just with your finger tips and the skin’s natural oils. Off duty, rest your bag in the provided dust bag, and never store it in direct sunlight.
Please bear in mind that vegetable tanned 100% cow leather comes from a real, imperfect cow, bringing tonal variations, structural irregularity and marks. This is not the sign of a flaw, but rather shows the exact opposite – a uniquely handcrafted piece made by skilled human hands.