Daniel Ralsky; Founder of Satchel and Page
Tell us the story behind the brand?
The inspiration behind the brand is from my Grandfather’s Map Case from WWII. We still have it as a family keepsake. When you look at the bag, you can feel the stories it holds. So we wanted to create a brand around this era of the Greatest Generation. When things were made to last. When people didn’t need as much, but what they had, it meant something.
What is your favorite product you sell and why?
I’d have to say our Bomber jacket. It gets so many compliments. I don’t get to wear it often as I live in Austin, but I feel like a boss whenever I wear it.
Do you see yourself branching out into more product categories?
Slowly, but bags will remain our focus. Whatever we make, we want it to be the best possible product and it takes time to learn different categories. Long term, the most logical categories I could envision us branching out into, would be women’s bags, men’s boots, watches, men’s grooming.
What drew you to try Kickstarter?
A great community to test the viability of our business. Kickstarter doesn’t lie and having success on Kickstarter meant that we had a real business.
Do you think your product holds up to your Grandpa’s bag that inspired all of this?
What is next?
We have a beautiful new collection of bags launching within 10 days. They are all vintage inspired designs, but the most functional and versatile bags we’ve ever made.