We set out to find the perfect bag.
We spent years in pursuit of a well-designed, high-quality overnight bag that could transition seamlessly from situation to situation, be it a quick business trip or a casual weekend away with friends. The longer we searched, the more surprised we were to find that something so simple, so essential did not exist. So, after much careful deliberation, we decided to embark on a journey to create our ideal bag.
The goal was to produce a classic, durable bag that married function and style – one you’d happily carry with you for years and years, one that would age beautifully and hold within it the many stories of your life adventures. It was from this idea, along with the many talented artisans whose handiwork is responsible for these products, that Troubadour was born.
We found amazing people.
When we set out to learn about the high-end leather goods industry, it was important for us to seek out and identify individuals who shared our dedication to quality and obsession for details. We soon realized that the adventure of creating a bag was, first and foremost, a search for fantastic people.
From a tanner whose processes go back multiple generations to a zip manufacturer solely responsible for every aspect of its line, the commitment to craft is unmatched. Here are truly inspiring craftspeople with a life-long love of their art, family-businesses continually striving to better their already wonderful products, individuals who live and breathe their offerings.
The Troubadour name pays homage to the stories surrounding these artisans, as well as the stories we hope our bags will witness in your life travels. It takes its roots from the travelling minstrels – storytellers – of days gone by.
We hope you enjoy our products and the stories behind them as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.
Samuel Bail & Abel Samet