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The first interactive bag you can scan with an NFC smartphone to access exclusive services.

About this project

Read about CHERRY on the bag in some recent Press from:

GESSATO: http://bit.ly/VDve0I

MOCOLOCO: http://bit.ly/VqhsZV

MATERIALICIOUS: http://bit.ly/14yJlVu

BAG COLLECTOR: http://bit.ly/X7oB2Q

PAPERBLOG: http://bit.ly/Wo3Dzf

Discover also our Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/cherryonthebag

WHY SUPPORT CHERRY on the bag?

Do you want to:

  • enjoy having a top-quality bag with a clean and elegant design?
  • benefit from exclusive interactive services (Product infos, Anti-theft, One-scan buy, Cherry Club)? 
  • be in possession of an authentic and numbered bag? 
  • invest in a product which keeps all its value on resale?

CHERRY on the bag has been made for you! 

WATCH A PRODUCT DEMO HERE: 

  Currently available on Android NFC-enabled smartphones (soon on other OS)

Exclusive value-added services

Tap your phone on the NFC chip on our bags and access a wide range of interactive services like the BAG IDENTITY (authenticity, model, description, owner, production place and date, name of the craftsman,etc.), ONE-SCAN BUY (if you want to re-order products, just tap your phone on your bag), the CHERRY CLUB (exclusive advantages: access limited editions, special deals, etc.) In addition, every CHERRY on the bag offers a free ANTI-THEFT service (if your bag is stolen or lost, you can contact us to de-activate the certificate. If the bag is scanned, a message “bag stolen or lost” will appear, with information on how to find the owner. This means that if your bag is found, someone scanning the bag will receive our contacts so that we can retrieve it and send it back to you.

Guarantee the authenticity of your bag using your NFC smartphone.

We want to be able to guarantee this original quality to our customers. By fitting each of our bags with a microchip containing a digital certificate you can instantaneously verify the authenticity of the bag simply by scanning it with your NFC smartphone.

A simple, yet innovative solution. 

The technology used to achieve this is called Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) It's the same technology used when you make a bank transfer with your online banking software. The solution offers a very high level of security and currently works with any Android NFC-enabled phones. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a rapidly growing technology. By end 2013, 50% of all smartphones sold will be equipped with it (IMS Research). See list of current and upcoming NFC phones in FAQ 1.

Increase the second-hand resale value

This authentication also enables us to offer a solution for ensuring that our bags retain their value over time for resale purposes. The new purchaser can use the scanning feature to access information about the bag contained in the microchip (authenticity, date of purchase, manufacture, previous owner(s), etc.) 

OUR PRODUCTS:

The Weekender Bag 

CHERRY leather weekender bag specially designed for overnight or weekend trips away. Beautifully crafted in 100% full-grain calfskin leather. Features numerous organizer pockets for all your holiday essentials and travel documents. Comes with a comfortable detachable shoulder strap, allowing you to travel in style and handsfree. There is also a unique printed inner lining design developed from photos taken on film-based cameras, and inviting you on a voyage of discovery. 

Available:

Men's edition:

With printed inner lining 46° 00 N 9° 00 E and YKK silver zip
With printed inner lining 46° 00 N 9° 00 E and YKK silver zip
With printed inner lining 23° 8 N 82° 32 W and YKK silver zip
With printed inner lining 23° 8 N 82° 32 W and YKK silver zip

Women's edition:

With printed inner lining 38° 44 N 9° 09 W and YKK Oro rosso zip
With printed inner lining 38° 44 N 9° 09 W and YKK Oro rosso zip
Weekender Bag Men's collection 46°00 N 9° 00 E
Weekender Bag Men's collection 46°00 N 9° 00 E
YKK Oro Rosso zip on Women's edition
YKK Oro Rosso zip on Women's edition
Weekender Bag women's collection 38° 44 N 9° 09 W
Weekender Bag women's collection 38° 44 N 9° 09 W

The Messenger Bag

Our CHERRY Messenger is a laptop bag for your professional essentials.Impeccably crafted in 100% full-grain calfskin leather, the bag is detailed with custom printed inner linings developed from photos taken on film-based cameras, and inviting you on a voyage of discovery.Functional features include a padded interior iPad and laptop sleeve (for 13 and 15-inch), a padded interior smartphone sleeve and internal zip pocket. 

Available:

With printed inner lining 46° 00 N 9° 00 E and YKK silver zip
With printed inner lining 46° 00 N 9° 00 E and YKK silver zip
With printed inner lining 23° 8 N 82 32° W and YKK silver zip
With printed inner lining 23° 8 N 82 32° W and YKK silver zip
Messenger Bag collection 46° 00 N 9° 00 E
Messenger Bag collection 46° 00 N 9° 00 E

The wallet

Beautifully crafted in 100% full-grain calfskin leather, the everyday CHERRY wallet features 4 credit card slots, coin pouch, currency pocket, and a white and blue printed inner lining developed from photos taken on film-based cameras, and inviting you on a voyage of discovery. 

Available:

  • With printed inner lining 46° 00 N 9° 00 E 
Wallet collection 46° 00 N 9° 00 E
Wallet collection 46° 00 N 9° 00 E

The tablet sleeves

Keep your iPad2, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab2 or Google Nexus7 safe and secure with these simple and elegant, perfectly sized, 100% full-grain calfskin leather sleeves and with a white and blue printed inner lining. The slim shape doesn't add bulk to your bag and is easily portable. Include our NFC tag to access our exclusive services.

Available:

  • With printed inner lining 46° 00 N 9° 00 E 
iPad2 Sleeve
iPad2 Sleeve
Mini sleeve for iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab2, Google Nexus7
Mini sleeve for iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab2, Google Nexus7

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

Here's what your donation will go toward:

  • First production run for all the products mentioned above (bringing the project to Kickstarter allows you the opportunity to pre-order the bags and accessories at special pre-production prices). 
  • Marketing efforts to build our E-commerce website and to get our first items into boutiques.
  • Custom design for the Cherry mobile app.
  • Kickstarter Fees 

WHO HELPED US TO GET THERE

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

  • SELINKO (www.selinko.com), our object identity platform.
  • IT’S A BOY: for the creative direction of the entire project. Thanks for your crucial input, incredible ideas and encouragement along the way  (itsaboy.boy1@gmail.com)
  • Corentin Parmentier and crew@OUAT for helping us make an awesome video.
  • Adelie Carpentier (adelie.carpentier@gmail.com) for your precious support in the making of the mobile app demo video.
  • Nina Bodenhorst@NIYONA (www.niyona.be) for the product design.
  • INSIDE SECURE, our chipset partner (www.insidesecure.com)
  • Laurie, Nathalie F, Didier, Arnaud, Jean-Pierre, Thierry, Nathalie M, Marie-Julie, Lara, Nadia, Steph L, "Les Filles", Dorian and a bunch of other folks...all have given us more support, input and encouragement than we could ever expect.
  • And you, the KICKSTARTER BACKERS who make this even possible!

FAQ:

1. Which smartphones can I use to scan my CHERRY on the bag ?Any Android phone equipped with an NFC chipset. (Other OS will be available in a second step. We will keep you updated).

For a complete list of current and upcoming NFC phones, you can follow this link: http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list 

 2 . Do I need an internet connection to access the CHERRY on the bag services ? Yes, you need to access the internet either through wifi or through a mobile internet data connection (2G or more).

3. Where on the bag do I need to scan to access the interactive services? Place your NFC smartphone against our logo outside of our bags, wallets, tablet, sleeves and start the scan.

4. How quick is it to access the online services? 1 or 2 seconds depending on the speed of your data connection.

5. Can the chipset stored in the CHERRY on the bag discharge itself ?  No, the chip is recharged when you approach your phone to scan it, just by being placed in the magnetic field. Our vendor guarantees that information can remain stored on the chip can be stored for at least 10 years without being scanned.

6. If my bag is stolen or lost, can someone access my personal data? No because your personal data is stored on our servers, and only you can access the information using your password.

7. If my bag is stolen or lost, how people will know they can scan it to access info on how to reach me? Inside our products, you will find a distinctive logo and message to inform people that Cherry is an interactive product.

8. Is the app free? Yes, the Cherry app is 100% free and is available on Android.

9. Bags dimensions :  

Weekender Bag : (approved cabin size)

  • in cm: 51 Width x 36 Height x 22 Depth 
  • in inches:  20" Width x 14.2" Height x 8.7" Depth (Handle lenght:10")

Messenger Bag : 

  •  in cm: 39 Width x 29 Height x 9 Depth 
  •  in inches: 15.4” Width x 11.4 Height x 3.5 Depth   

 Wallet : 

  • in cm: 10 Width x 10 Height x 0.1 Depth 
  • in inches: 3.9” Width x 3.9 Height x 0.4 Depth 

iPad2 Sleeve:

  • in cm: 21 Width x 25 Height
  • in inches:  8" Width x 10" Height

iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab2 or Google Nexus7 sleeve:  

  • in cm: 13 Width x 21,4 Height
  • in inches: 5.11” Width x 8.3 Height

10.How do I order the collection (based on the printed inner lining) I want?

That’s the next step! When the campaign ends (if we are successful), we’ll send you an e-mail, where you can let us know which collection you would like to order.

10. When can I receive my CHERRY on the bag product? 

If we meet our Kickstarter objectives, we will launch the first production and you should receive it in August (leather order 6 weeks, hand-manufacturing 12 weeks, shipping 2 weeks).

Risks and challenges

One of the largest challenges for this project moving forward are the production and material sourcing.
As a first production run, there are always unexpected issues that could arise.
What has helped this project get past these issues so far - and will also help in the future- is a combination of a few things:
- Vast and specific knowledge of a strong team specialized in different areas (Fashion, Design, Engineer, IT and Marketing)
- But also strong partners we have consulted all along the process and most importantly, a specialized leather manufacturer that has many years of experience making premium bags production runs large and small.

We plan to keep our backers involved throughout the process as we work to meet the production timeline. We appreciate your support and can't wait to share our experience of bringing this brand to market.

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    $5 reward

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    Every Dollar Counts! Thank you for your support.
    You are part of the group that is making all this happen. With your permission of course, we will add your name to our forthcoming list of BELIEVERS on our website www.cherryonthebag.com.

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    THE SMART CHERRY KEYCHAIN. Carry your keys with security and style.
    No worries anymore if you loose your keys...If your CHERRY keychain is found and scanned, a message “keys lost” will appear, with information on how to securely find the owner.
    Anyone scanning the keychain with an NFC smartphone, will receive our company contacts so that we can retrieve it and send it back safely and confidentially to you.
    That's CHERRY on the keys!
    Available in premium black leather (unisex).

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVITY: Get our exclusive iPad2 Sleeve made only for Kickstarter in 100% leather. Get introduced to our technology. Including the NFC tag to access interactive services.

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    KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVITY: Get our exclusive MINI SLEEVE made only for Kickstarter in 100% leather (for iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab2, Google Nexus 7). Get introduced to our technology. Including the NFC tag to access interactive services.

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    EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL. Get one of the first 100 WALLETS at sweet price. 100% leather and including the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity, Anti-theft, One Scan Buy, Cherry Club)

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    KICKSTARTER PRESALE DEAL: 1 x wallet, 100% leather including the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity, One Scan Buy, Anti-theft, Cherry Club).

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    MINI BUSINESS PACKAGE: 1 x tablet sleeve (iPad2 sleeve or 1 x mini sleeve for iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab2 or Google Nexus7 ) + 1 x wallet. Great deal: 8% discount on this package!

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    EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL. Get one of the first 100 Messenger bags at sweet price. 100% leather and including the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity,One Scan buy, Anti-theft, Cherry Club).Choose one of our two limited editions printed inner linings (see FAQ 9).

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    KICKSTARTER PRESALE DEAL: 1 x Messenger bag, 100% leather and including the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity, One Scan Buy, Anti-theft, Cherry Club). Choose one of our two limited editions printed inner linings (see FAQ 10)

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    BUSINESS PACKAGE: 1 x Wallet + 1 x Messenger bag, 100% leather.
    Great deal: 10% discount on this package!

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    EARLY ADPOTER SPECIAL Get one of the first 100 WEEKENDER BAGS for MEN at sweet price. 100% leather and including the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity, One Scan Buy, Anti-theft, Cherry Club). Choose one of our three limited editions printed inner linings (see FAQ 10).

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    2 backers Limited (98 left of 100)

    EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL. Get one of the first 100 WEEKENDER BAGS for WOMEN at sweet price.100 % leather and including the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity, One Scan Buy, Anti-theft, Cherry Club). Choose one of our three limited editions printed inner linings (see FAQ 10).

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    KICKSTARTER PRESALE DEAL: 1 x Weekender Bag MEN, 100% leather and including the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity, One Scan Buy, Anti-theft, Cherry Club).Choose one of our three limited editions printed inner linings (see FAQ 10).

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    KICKSTARTER PRESALE DEAL: 1 x Weekender Bag WOMEN, 100% leather and including the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity, One Scan Buy, Anti-theft, Cherry Club). Choose one of our three limited editions printed inner linings (see FAQ 10).

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    PACKAGE 100% MEN: 1 x Wallet + 1 x Messenger + 1 x Weekender Bag Men.
    Get our exclusive sleeve made only for Kickstarter for free (iPad2 or mini sleeve for iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab2 or Google Nexus7).

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    CUSTOM WEEKENDER BAG. 1 x your own printed inner lining (based on your own picture) of your Weekender Bag.
    Your bag includes the NFC tag to access our Cherry interactive services (Authentication, Product Identity,One Scan Buy, Anti-theft, Cherry Club).

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    THE CHERRY EXPERIENCE.

    PACKAGE 100% MEN + WEEKENDER BAG for WOMEN + 2 nights in
    Paris to meet our team (transport not included)
    + 1 dinner for 2 in a gastronomic restaurant in Paris.

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