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Porter x B Yoshida Book Strap

Oct 27th, 2008 | Categories: Japan | by Michael Williams

One of the coolest things I saw last week in Japan was a grosgrain book strap at the Beams x Yoshida shop in Daikanyama. The Porter collection is insanely huge and very well done. I consider the brand one of the best in the business. I picked up a tote / backpack hybrid bag in black ballistic nylon at Tokyu Hands for about $145. A steal for the quality and especially good when you factor in that the bag is not available in NYC.

Comments: 19

19 Comments to “Porter x B Yoshida Book Strap”

  1. Courtney
    on Oct 27th, 2008
    @ 2:13 PM

    Michael! I’m utterly obsessed.

  2. The Dapper Alchemist
    on Oct 27th, 2008
    @ 4:23 PM

    Michael, welcome back! This is absolutely fantastic. Is there a place to buy something like this in the states?

  3. Julie
    on Oct 27th, 2008
    @ 4:35 PM

    Dear Michael,

    I’m going to make you and your readers very happy: Porter IS AVAILABLE in the USA, and has been since this summer. I handle PR and sales for them, and th ebags are available at Opening Ceremony, Fred Segal, Barneys New York, Steven Alan and Base. I’m guessing you bought the Heat, which is one of our coolest line. Great choice!

  4. Michael Williams
    on Oct 27th, 2008
    @ 4:47 PM

    Thanks a lot Julie. I better not see any of you people carrying my bag.

  5. Eric
    on Oct 27th, 2008
    @ 6:30 PM

    I have been reading this blog for months now, and have compiled a list of things to buy the next time i’m in NY. I have been patient.

    This is something I cannot be patient with. I want this. I want this now. Where can I order it online from? Or even better – where can I buy it in London?

  6. Thom
    on Oct 27th, 2008
    @ 7:06 PM

    I grabbed a Porter catalogue from my local Asian bookstore (mostly to get the free pins) and was completely smitten. A fabulous company.

  7. joanna goddard
    on Oct 27th, 2008
    @ 7:39 PM

    welcome home! this is so fab. i want one.

  8. AB
    on Oct 28th, 2008
    @ 9:05 AM

    Hasn’t Porter been available for years above the Stussy shop on Wooster?

  9. Michael Williams
    on Oct 28th, 2008
    @ 9:17 AM


    Yes, although I think that shop has closed? No?


  10. AB
    on Oct 28th, 2008
    @ 11:03 AM

    Could be. Haven’t been in there in a couple years.

    PS: Welcome back.

  11. Amit
    on Oct 28th, 2008
    @ 11:29 AM

    Stussy shop closed, yep. The bags at Opening Ceremony are pretty swell.

  12. Julie
    on Oct 28th, 2008
    @ 12:04 PM

    Hi Again guys,

    The Stussy store used to offer the Head Porter collection, which is a special collaboration with DJ Hiroshi Fujiwara. This is usually not available where Porter is available – they have only 3 stores carrying it around the world I believe.

  13. 14k
    on Oct 28th, 2008
    @ 7:19 PM

    Michael, how much was the book strap? -thanks

  14. v
    on Oct 29th, 2008
    @ 4:37 AM

    I neeeeed one to keep my neurotic collection of notebooks together!

    Julie….do you think you can help us get porter in Canada?

  15. Simon
    on Oct 30th, 2008
    @ 2:10 AM

    3 things:
    -that’s cotton webbing not grosgrain
    -if you live in NYC, you can get the porter for monocle line at the tretorn store in soho
    -if you don’t live in nyc, you can order the porter for monocle line through monocle

    p.s. like the site layout

  16. Kev
    on Oct 30th, 2008
    @ 2:11 AM

    Does anyone in the States or Hong Kong carry the book strap?

  17. Mike
    on Nov 5th, 2008
    @ 1:58 AM

    Eric, I believe you can get the porter for monocle line–but not the book strap unfortunately–at Dover Street Market. At least you could recently (and you’re not exactly wanting for cool shops in London, btw. I live in NY and make lists for when I head to London.)

  18. Martin
    on Nov 21st, 2008
    @ 10:12 AM

    If you’re in London you used to be able to pick up Porter at Hideout on Upper James St in Soho. You can also get it mail order at The Glade (German site but free postage at the mo’ : http://www.the-glade.com/

  19. Ken
    on Jan 29th, 2009
    @ 2:16 PM

    We are in Los Angeles. Where can we buy Porter x B Yoshida Book Straps. We need 3 of them.