Pond Los Angeles is an independent product design studio founded on the core belief that you deserve better - better products, better value, better transparency on what you're getting.
We create fairly priced, high quality items that combine smart functionality with clean, classic styles.
We are proud to introduce our first product: The Modern Bag, a beautiful Italian leather carryall that you can use for everything - work, baby, travel, or anything life brings you. We designed this bag specifically to adapt to your evolving needs, because you deserve a beautiful bag that can do it all, just like you.
Switch up your style easily with our removable straps - wear it as a backpack, shoulder, or top handle. Our straps are adjustable and sized perfectly for comfortable all-day wear.
The Finest Materials - We use full grain Italian leather sourced from the same tanneries as the world's most prestigious luxury brands. Our leather is custom tanned, a process that takes longer than a month to complete. The Modern Bag also features 18K plated high polished gold hardware that's scratch and weather resistant.
High Quality Craftsmanship - Hand inked edges, detailed stitching, self leather-covered magnetic closures - all intricate details that require extensive handwork expertise and usually found in designer handbags in the $1,000+ price range.
7 exterior pockets, and tons more inside. There's also a separate zipper compartment to store diapers or other items you want separate from the rest.
Quality Endures - The Modern Bag is made from full grain Italian leather that's known for its durability and water resistance, while faux leather can crack easily and is essentially irreparable once the thin top layer rubs off. We used the highest grade leather in the world to create this versatile bag, and you'll want to carry it for years to come. Full grain Italian leather is spill-resistant and easily wiped clean, so this bag could be used for decades with simple maintenance. It can truly be your forever bag!
Distinctly Yours - Full grain Italian leather is also known to develop uniquely beautiful characteristics over time and is one of the few things in the world that gets better with age.
Inspired by heirloom bags from Europe's most prestigious design houses, we chose this leather because the Modern Bag was created to serve your evolving needs through various stages of your life. The bag grows with you, and it'll develop beautiful characteristics unique to your personal journey through the years.
Some say their life is in their bag, so we created each Modern Bag to tell a different story - yours.
We believe quality should be accessible, and customers should know what they're paying for.
Unlike most designer brands, we don't charge an astronomical markup, and we've cut out the middlemen and fancy marketing budget that they build into their price.
The Modern Bag is priced at a fraction of what comparable designer brands would charge.
- 13.5" wide x 11.5" high x 7" deep
- 10.5" shoulder strap handle drop
- Weight: 2.6 lbs (with shoulder strap)
- Full grain Italian leather
- Black and Blush: Pebble Italian leather in waterproof finish (has very slight sheen due to waterproof finish)
- Cloud Gray: Smooth Napa Italian leather in water-resistant finish (has slight sheen due to water-resistant finish)
- Wipeable and easy to maintain leather
- Waterproof lining
- Custom 18K Gold plated metal hardware
- Flap closure with hidden slit pocket
- Under flap pocket for cell phone
- Portfolio pocket for Ipad or large envelope storage
- Side pockets that can hold up to 32oz bottles
- Patch pocket with magnetic closure
- Zipper compartment at the bottom
- 13" wide x 9.25" high x 6.25" deep
- 10" shoulder strap handle drop
- Performance perforated neoprene
- Waterproof lining
- 1 exterior zipper pocket
- 9 durable mesh pockets at interior
- 1 enclosed bottle compartment to keep drinks cool
Introducing the Large Leather Kitty Pouch also made from full grain Italian leather. This super cute leather pouch has a roomy interior for all your daily essentials, and it goes perfectly with the Modern Bag. It also features a magnetic top enclosure for easy access, so there's no fussy zipper to slow you down. Kids love this adorable leather pouch, and it’s the perfect carrying case for their crayons and other prized possessions.
- 9" wide x 6.5" high x 4" deep
- Italian leather exterior
- Waterproof lining
Kickstarter Special: $75 (save $20 from future retail)
Available at $65 as part of the Pond LA Set
I'm Daphne Chen, Founder and Designer of Pond Los Angeles, and we are an independent product design studio based in sunny California. I spent over a decade as a designer at luxury brands such as Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani prior to starting this studio, and we are focused on infusing luxury DNA and beautiful design into everyday essentials.
Inspired by modern women that can do it all, we create products that combine smart functionality with clean, classic styles.
In a world that’s ever progressing, our creations are designed to adapt to your evolving needs while staying true to their core purpose - bringing beauty and function to your life.
Duties/Taxes -If you live outside of the US, you will be required to pay any applicable VAT, GST, custom duties, or other taxes. Please note that customs policies vary from country to country, and it'd be impossible for us to build the various duties and taxes into Kickstarter.
Customs - Some international shipments may, from time to time, be subject to cross border inspections by customs authorities. Some countries are slower with customs than others, and we're sorry that we can't help to get your package through faster.
Risks and challenges
Delivery Time: As a designer with over a decade of experience at global luxury brands, I have extensive experience in managing through problems that may arise during the manufacturing process. Occasionally, suppliers may not fulfill on time, and we've added some buffer into our lead time to account for this possibility. I will personally be on site at our manufacturing facility during production to ensure that everything moves forward smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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