Since I never made a formal announcement, let me take this opportunity to walk you through some of the goods in the ACL Shop. The whole idea of launching an online store came after the idea to start making these little zipper folios to use when I travel. I would actually end up using the little bags daily while ferrying my laptop and camera from home to work. Well, the bag idea was hatched in 2005, long before ACL. When I finally got my act together and decided to move forward with the production of the bags (which will be restocking early next week) I got to thinking that a shop full of zippered folios isn’t very exciting, so I pulled together a small collection of things that I wanted to wear or use. Most of the items in the ACL Shop are unique to the store, collaborations like the Cole, Rood & Haan Co. chukka and the Billykirk canvas briefcase.
The shop is still coming into its own and come spring should have a more complete offering of goods. Many thanks to the original vendors and companies that took the time to collaborate with me in making the shop possible. The folks at Property Of… which collaborated on a great wool messenger bag with Pendleton, Cole Rood & Haan Co. who turned out an amazing Kudu desert boot â€” special for ACL, Chris and Kirk from Billykirk for always being up for any crazy idea I throw their way and lastly for Mark McNairy who has taught me much and always being up to take me to my factory!