Bart over at Trabaca has been one of our favorite blog reads for years. His boyfriend, referred to affectionately on his blog as Dumpling, is A. Toy. A. is a student at FIT and he makes custom leather bags. If you need a new briefcase, messenger bag, or handbag(we all need one of those) then A. is your man. He handcrafts each bag and uses unique linings and fun leathers. Ranging in price from $150-$200 they are a lot more affordable than Louis Vuitton. And a lot more unique.
A. works with custom orders and can be reached by email to discuss costs, colors, and specifications. We highly recommend his line. We are about to order a messenger bag, in Queerty orange of course. More bags can be seen here.