Reed Krakoff is an American fashion designer and the creative force behind Coach, his own brand Reed Krakoff, and Tiffany & Co to name a few. I have worked with Reed in so many capacities for so many years, and have had a firsthand view into his creative genius.
Reed visited the shop many months ago and purchased canvas totes. He later sent photos of how he had personalized them by hand dipping the handles in rubber paint and hand drawing his signature square on the tote. My first thought was... "of course you did!" My second thought was... "let's do a collaboration!"
One of my goals for the shop is to work with artists, artisans, and small businesses that are making beautiful product. It's that juxtaposition of utility and beauty that I'm always in search of. This was the perfect storm, a Steele Canvas tote made by a 100 year old family run business out of Chelsea, MA in a size that is exclusive to Milton Market, with Reed's "literal" stamp on it.