Saturday, September 17, 2016

New "The Local" Theme Store in Bend, Oregon Special Leather Goods


One of four local "The Local" lululemon concept stores has opened in Bend, Oregon this weekend. The other three stores are located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Fishtown in Philadelphia. What is really about the Bend store is that they partnered with local leather maker J Paige & Co (more photos on their Facebook page here) to make a collection of totes, backpacks, and other leather goods for the store. Here are some photos of these super cute items (thanks to my local store manager for giving me the heads up on these):


I really like this backpack, which looks like a customized version of the Tate Rolltop, $424, from the website.


Pipal Crossbody, $186.


I believe these are Alexander pouches, $94.

Not sure what style this is but it's cute.





I think these are Margeaux Totes, $480.



I really like the idea of regional stores with customized local products. It would be awesome if they also offered special print items by local artists, like they did for the Robson store grand opening.




15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am totally over leather so the bags hold no interest for me, I do love the idea of local though. I'm still kicking myself for not picking up the Pittsburgh skyline themed gear when I was there a few years ago. I actually purchased the black and yellow thumbprint pieces at SeaWheeze because they are Pittsburgh colors. I'd love if if they had a little Penguins or Steeler logo on them somewhere.

Anonymous said...

They have some beautiful things! Thanks for sharing this. Do you happen to know what they have in Ft. Collins? I am looking quickly online but not finding anything yet. thanks!!

LuluAddict said...

I am not seeing anything on their FB page about special items and the one news article I found about the Fort Collins store didn't mention anything special. However, I think these stores are meant to highlight local items so they could have non-wearable items.

Anonymous said...

Agree with you on the leather anon 6:35 am. I'm not at all interested in these bags either.

Looking into local items in your area is a wonderful idea and I love that, but I don't need Lululemon for that.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, I would like to see how well these bags hold up. I have always bought Roots bags and they last forever and they will fix anything on them (should it break) free of charge. I have had 6 different bags over the years and only one of them has had a problem with the inside lining. I like the looks of the store.

Anonymous said...

Agree with 6:35 AM and 10:26 AM. Surely some pretty items but not a draw for me. Plus, there is the whole animal and humane aspect. For an yoga company (oh yes, tongue-in-cheek). I'll leave it at that.

Laura Strate-Madsen said...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one who doesn't like the idea of leather bags. I too prefer not the wear animal parts.

Anonymous said...

Exactly, anon 4:55 am, totally agree with everything said.

Anonymous said...

Leather.... no longer.

Anonymous said...

I'd possibly be interested if these were a humane leather alternative, but since they're legit, zero percent interest. I find nothing appealing or fashionable about wearing the remains of an animal that was cruelly killed.

Anonymous said...

I like the style of the leather purses. Sorry to destroy the holier than thou vegan brigade here, but I would buy them. I'm also another fan of Roots purses--they last forever.

Anonymous said...

I do like and wear leather, however this's not my style. Local theme sounds good

Anonymous said...

@ anon 5:48pm

Threatened, much?

Anonymous said...

Well, I happen to love leather and locally made products. Looks like the bags are well made and sturdy. They are out of my price range though.

Anonymous said...

Leather no longer appeals to me. I am not vegan either.


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