Introducing the Zip Utility Tote

Aug 12, 2015

Mae Stier

Say hello to the highly requested Zip Utility Tote— the new staple you’ll want to take everywhere. With six exterior pockets— four of which are gusseted and expand when needed— and an interior laptop sleeve, you’ll boast organization at work, school, and beyond.  Regardless of where your days take you, the Zip Utility Tote will enduringly suit your professional and adventurous needs.

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    A cotton canvas body and thick bridle leather straps confidently store your things in a bag truly built to last and wear beautifully. Our latest take on the classic Utility Tote is available in: black, natural, navy, olive, and safari tan waxed canvas. 

     

    The interior is clean finished, keeping the inside as durable as the outside. Get ready to go places with your favorite go-to bag, available for you in store and online.  

     

     

     

     

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Katie Newburn and the Leather Boat Tote

Jul 30, 2015

Mae Stier

The Leather Boat Tote is a piece that speaks refinement. To showcase its classic style, we asked the talented L.A. food photographer Katie Newburn to model it for us. Katie is a brilliant photographer and a total joy to be around. 

 

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    Originally from the Bay Area, Katie's early exposure to the Napa Valley food culture led to an interest in showcasing the love and community found in all facets of the dining experience. She now works with a wide range of clients all over California, as well as the rest of the country, celebrating the beauty of food and the simple act of joining together with people you love around a table. 

    Check out Katie's photos and collaborations at: http://www.katienewburn.com/

    and follow her on Instagram: https://instagram.com/cloudsandcoffee 

     

     

     

     

     
     
     

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Introducing the Boat Tote in Leather

Jul 16, 2015

Mae Stier

Introducing the Boat Tote in Leather. This elegant bag comes in two colors, black and brown. The perfect bag to carry with you all day, or to fill with your essentials for an overnight excursion. Simple and classic, this is one piece you won't want to leave home without. 

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    We used Horween leather for the Boat Tote in Black Leather. The Boat Tote in Brown Leather is made from vegetable chrome re-tanned leather. The bags feature an adjustable shoulder strap, along with hand straps. An inside pocket keeps your phone at hand. 
     
    Stop in the shop to try one on, or order yours online today. 

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First Photos: The Tradeshop

Jun 06, 2015

Noah Guy

Introducing: the Joshu+Vela Mission Tradeshop. For those outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, talented local photographer Mariko Reed has documented our new space in a series of beautiful photos. The Tradeshop includes room for both a full factory suited to our unique type of short-run production and ample showroom to showcase our entire lineup of bags and other goods. Highlights include airy 16-foot windows, restored Doug fir floors from 1910, custom Heath ceramic tiling in the entryway and dedicated leather and sewing bays in the factory.


We're located at 3042 16th Street between Mission and Valencia Streets. Come say hi!

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    Shop exterior at 3042 16th Street. 

    Space flows seamlessly from showroom to work area. At center, our two-section cutting table in custom white.

    Custom made for us, Italian white marble tables float on sturdy American steel.

    View of the shop from the leather bay.

    Designed for small runs and high quality, the sewing bay enables tailors to custom reconfigure their workspace for each project.

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Opening Party

May 18, 2015

Noah Guy

We've officially opened the doors to our Tradeshop in the Mission, and we want to celebrate! We're throwing an opening party in our new space on May 29th. Please join us to celebrate the opening of our new shop with an evening of food, drinks, and good friends. 

RSVP: press@joshuvela.com

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    Friday, May 29th, 2015 7pm-10pm
    Joshu+Vela Tradeshop
    3042 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Local Partners:
    Fort Point will be pouring their excellent small batch handmade beers.
    Birdview will have their El Castor Brandy that they grow, harvest and ferment themselves.
    Wokhorse Rye will be there with a bottle of his special Rye Whisky.
    Kim Alter is surprising us with some fresh small bites inspired by California's best early summer produce.

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