Ian James decided to start an accessories line after making a few basic totes for family members one Christmas. The experience of evolving rudimentary shapes into a three dimensional utilitarian form was quite exciting. The Ian James brand began in early 2013 with small canvas pouches and minimal totes and evolved into a full collection of handbags, travel items, small goods, all made by hand in the living room of his Bronx apartment. After building the brand for two years in that apartment, Ian James now handcrafts every piece in his California studio.
from Sonoma, CA
Ian James is a leather goods brand specializing in various types of handcrafted bags for the modern commuter.