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The City Bag - a revolutionary bag, meticulously designed to function as a backpack and a shoulder bag.

To Get Your City Bag - make a pledge (see right column, 6th pledge down)

ONE BAG, FOUR LOOKS!

4 Looks!
4 Looks!

You won't find a more stylish backpack on the market.

"Where did you get that?"

We've been wearing The City Bag around town and have gotten used to people asking, "Where did you get that bag'?" It's all in its unique and inspiring design.

What you get with the City Bag

  • VARIETY - it's so exciting to buy a new outfit but if you don't have a bag that goes with it, it can also be frustrating. That's what makes the City Bag a must have. Because it's reversible,  each bag can be worn in 2 different colors. That increases your variety by two-fold which means more choices when you're getting ready to start your day - or evening.  No transferring your stuff from one bag to another, just flip the City Bag around and you're ready to go!
  • VERSATILITY- Wear it in blue during the day and red at night. Or as a backpack at work and a stylish shoulder bag in the evening. The City Bag adapts to your lifestyle - not the other way around.
  • COMFORT - Wide straps take the pressure off your shoulders. Designed by a chiropractor, the City Bag is the only backpack where the strap and the body are one piece so it won't slip off your shoulder and contours to your body better than any bag out there.  As a shoulder bag, the wide strap distributes the weight so your shoulder remains relaxed. FInally, because of the adjustable straps, the City Bag expands to accommodate your heaviest coat. 
  • QUALITY - The City Bag is made from the highest quality materials down to the stainless steel snaps. It's made with full-grain leather - the most buttery texture and smoothest grain. The vegan choice is in Symphony faux leather - known for its outstanding performance, authentic look and soft and supple texture.
  • DETAILS - We paid as much attention to the inside as we did the outside. Inside you'll find plenty of room and colorful lining to make it easy to find things. There are several pockets including one for your phone and iPad!

There is simply no other backpack on  the market with the design, ergonomics and versatility of the City Bag.

Where we are

We have scoured the marketplace and have selected the highest quality materials all made in the United States.

We're down to the last hurdle. We need your help to bring the City Bag to market. The funding will put the City Bag in its first production.

After the campaign the City Bag will likely retail for $450 (leather) and $275 (faux leather), so Kickstarter is a great chance to get in early. 

Thank you, Kickstarter supporters!

Our Rewards

20 Reward: Elegant Metallic Leather Cuff Bracelet

Metallic Leather Cuff Bracelet (snaps showing)
Metallic Leather Cuff Bracelet (snaps showing)
Metallic Leather Cuff Bracelet (snaps not showing)
Metallic Leather Cuff Bracelet (snaps not showing)

$25 Reward: Double Loop Metallic Leather Bracelet - Also Converts to Choker

Double Loop Metallic Leather Bracelet (snaps showing)
Double Loop Metallic Leather Bracelet (snaps showing)
Double Loop Metallic Leather Bracelet (snaps not showing)
Double Loop Metallic Leather Bracelet (snaps not showing)
Double Loop Bracelet Coverts to Choker
Double Loop Bracelet Coverts to Choker

$195 Reward:  The City Bag in Symphony Faux Leather

The City Bag in Symphony Faux Leather
The City Bag in Symphony Faux Leather

ONE BAG - FOUR LOOKS!

4 Different Looks
4 Different Looks

$295 Reward: The City Bag in Full-Grain Leather

The City Bag in Full-Grain Leather
The City Bag in Full-Grain Leather

The City Bag is available in these fun colors:

Lime Green
Lime Green
Tangerine Orange
Tangerine Orange
Steel Blue
Steel Blue
Candy Apple Red
Candy Apple Red

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Fortunately, we have the manufacturing expertise which will make large scale production of the City Bag a reality. We have selected the materials and have negotiated the terms with the various suppliers.

Our biggest challenge will be distribution – how to penetrate the market. For the past several months we have been identifying and approaching accessories buyers and manufacturers’s representatives. These are the key pathways to distribution. Our approach has resonated and we have made significant progress in the last three weeks. We are now in the process of setting up meetings with these entities and hope to get initial orders. The challenge will be breaking into a competitive category with established brands. However, because of the intricate design of the City Bag we believe we will be able to carve out a niche in the market.

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    A huge thank you! Every pledge, no matter how small, gets us closer to our goal. We can’t do it without you. Pledge a $1 or more and become part of the City Bag family. You’ll receive every email from now until it hits retail stores!

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    First and foremost, we are eternally grateful for your support - thank you! Our beautifully designed leather key chain is made with the same attention to detail as our City Bag. A stylish leather coffee cup holder and a handwritten, heartfelt thank you note.

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    Our elegant metallic leather cuff bracelet beautifully designed with silver metal snaps. A versatile design that allows you to wear it with or without the snaps. Wear it with jeans or to a formal event. Perfect companion piece to the City Bag. Stylish, comfortable and adjustable.

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    In keeping with the versatility of the City Bag, our stylish double loop metallic leather bracelet. This was designed with multiple uses in mind and can be worn as a double wrap bracelet, or as a necklace, as it easily converts to a choker. Both are the perfect accessory to any outfit and can be dressed up or down. Its light weight design and soft leather make it the most comfortable choker you’ll ever wear. Just like our bag, it’s stylish, comfortable and versatile.

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    Our elegant cuff bracelet plus our stylish double loop bracelet. Both made from quality metallic leather. Inspired by the City Bag, both bracelets are meticulously designed and versatile. The cuff bracelet can be worn with or without the ornamental snaps and the stylish double loop bracelet can also be worn as an elegant choker. This is the equivalent of 3 wonderful accessories.

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    13 backers Limited (62 left of 75)

    The City Bag – specially priced for our first 75 supporters! Beautifully designed in Symphony faux leather (a nice vegan choice) with durable stainless steel snaps. You won’t find a more stylish backpack on the market. This revolutionary bag is reversible and can be worn in 2 different colors as a backpack. The wide straps are designed for comfort and are adjustable so they can expand to accommodate your heaviest coat. It’s designed to be versatile and easily converts to a shoulder bag. As a shoulder bag, it can also be worn in 2 different colors. That is a total of 4 looks with each bag. Choice of colors (Candy Apple Red & Black; Steel Blue & Black; Lime Green & Black).

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    The City Bag - beautifully designed in Symphony faux leather (a nice vegan choice) with durable stainless steel snaps. You won’t find a more stylish backpack on the market. This revolutionary bag is reversible and can be worn in 2 different colors as a backpack. The wide straps are designed for comfort and are adjustable so they can expand to accommodate your heaviest coat. It’s designed to be versatile and easily converts to a shoulder bag. As a shoulder bag, it can also be worn in 2 different colors. That is a total of 4 looks with each bag. Choice of colors (Candy Apple Red & Black; Steel Blue & Black; Lime Green & Black).

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    The City Bag – specially priced for our first 75 supporters! Beautifully designed in full-grain leather. Durable stainless steel snaps. You won’t find a more stylish backpack on the market. This revolutionary bag is reversible and can be worn in 2 different colors as a backpack. The wide straps are designed for comfort and are adjustable so they can expand to accommodate your heaviest coat. It’s designed to be versatile and easily converts to a shoulder bag. As a shoulder bag, it can also be worn in 2 different colors. That is a total of 4 looks with each bag. Choice of colors (Candy Apple Red & Black; Steel Blue & Black; Lime Green & Black).

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    The City Bag – beautifully designed in full-grain leather. Durable stainless steel snaps. You won’t find a more stylish backpack on the market. This revolutionary bag is reversible and can be worn in 2 different colors as a backpack. The wide straps are designed for comfort and are adjustable so they can expand to accommodate your heaviest coat. It’s designed to be versatile and easily converts to a shoulder bag. As a shoulder bag, it can also be worn in 2 different colors. That is a total of 4 looks with each bag. Choice of colors (Candy Apple Red & Black; Steel Blue & Black; Lime Green & Black).

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    2 City Bags. One made in full-grain leather (the most buttery texture and smoothest grain), perfect for all occasions. Plus our vegan option in Symphony faux leather.

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    3 City Bags. One made in full-grain leather (the most buttery texture and smoothest grain), perfect for all occasions. Plus two vegan options in Symphony faux leather. Plus your name and picture on our site as a Kickstarter supporter! (if you want it)

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    Premium package. 4 City Bags: Two in full-grain leather (the most buttery texture and smoothest grain), perfect for all occasions. Plus two vegan options in Symphony faux leather. Get all the colors and a total of 12 different looks! That’s almost 2 weeks of variety in your outfits - with only a quarter of the closet space. At this incredible price, you can afford to give one as a gift to someone special. Plus your name and picture on our site as a Kickstarter supporter! (if you want it)

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    The City Bag – especially made for you. This is the premium package: 2 Leather and 2 Faux City Bags with a label inside that says “especially made for (your name).” We can accommodate a different name for each bag which would be great for personalized gifts. Plus your name and picture on our site as a Kickstarter supporter! (if you want it)

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    A City Bag in leather and in Symphony faux leather plus we’ll fly you to San Francisco for two days to tour the factory, meet the team and learn the manufacturing and production sides of the business. Afterwards it’s party time - attend the launch party of the City Bag’s first production run! Plus your name and picture on our site as a Kickstarter supporter! (if you want it). Hotel included. Continental US only.

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    The Premium Package - 2 Leather and 2 Faux City Bags - plus we’ll name a limited edition City Bag after you (or an adapted version of your name). This limited edition run will be made in your honor, and your name and picture on our site as a Kickstarter supporter! (if you want it).

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