Securing the bag — a Telfar bag, to be extra actual — is akin to getting Coachella tickets. Everybody needs them; everybody is worked up; everybody has to patiently wait their flip. And in lots of circumstances, not everybody will get them. At the least that is been my expertise making an attempt to safe the large dark olive green shopping bag for the previous two-and-a-half years, and extra just lately, the large yellow shopping bag after seeing Dua Lipa sport it as a carry-on.
Telfar Clemens, a Black designer, based the non-gendered TELFAR model in 2004. The model produces hats, denim and their well-known It bag: The Telfar procuring bag, launched in 2014, which features a glossy brand and has been dubbed “the Bushwick Birkin.”
I have never had the pleasure of assembly Telfar Clemens but however the designer’s affect on me and the remainder of the Black neighborhood is monumental. Clemens has given us an IT bag with all the posh cloth, assertion brand, and sturdiness for a fraction of the value. As a champion for Black and LGBTQ communities, Clemens’s method to inclusivity can perhaps greatest be summed up within the model’s tag line: “It is not for you — it is for everybody.”
I could not be happier for all their success; it has been a very long time coming. On the similar time, transitioning from a fan to proprietor has been extremely onerous. Normally new colours and sizes drop each month and for causes I do not perceive, I’m at all times the final to know. However I believe that is the wonderful factor concerning the baggage. Product of vegan leather-based and branded with a “T” brand, the baggage are an instantaneous standing image. Proudly owning one among these onerous to get baggage is a celebration in its personal proper. To not point out, the value level is remarkable for IT baggage, clocking in below $300 (or extra exactly $157 to $257).
Every time I’m able to make a purchase order, the baggage occur to be bought out. However that each one modifications for me, and different hopefully buyers, on Wednesday, August 19th. In response to annoyed wannabe homeowners (myself included!) Teflar is releasing The Telfar Security Bag Program on Wednesday as a approach for everybody who needs the baggage to have the ability to purchase them.
“We’re not about hype and shortage. We did not got down to make an unimaginable to get product. The whole point of our bag is accessibility and community,” the model shared on its web site. With increasingly more individuals buying black-owned merchandise in gentle of the Black Lives Matter motion, the model has acquired an inflow of gross sales and product stays bought out for a big proportion of potential prospects. Followers have grown more and more annoyed. #Telfar was even trending negatively on Twitter as buyers reacted to not being fast sufficient throughout a drop.
And so, they created this system. For 24 hours solely, buyers will have the ability to pre-order a limiteless quantity of baggage in any coloration and any dimension they select. The procuring baggage are assured to ship between December 15th and January 15th, and are non-refundable, with no cancellations. The model asks that you just double examine your order a number of occasions earlier than submitting as there will probably be no room for modifications. You’ll obtain an e mail the minute your order ships.
Personally, I am thrilled this program exists! It brings me one step nearer to lastly proudly owning a Telfar bag. For those who too are fully and completely obsessive about Telfar, scroll via to take a look at all the baggage now we have our eye on. See you on-line Wednesday!