The Clark & Taft story begins with a simple belief that bags should be made in the USA, made by hand, and made to last.
We love bags made out of waxed canvas and leather...
But we were tired of their uninspired conventional designs, low-quality materials, and poor construction.
Clark & Taft was born when our founder, Silvia, was in search of the perfect anniversary gift for her partner – a monogrammed dopp kit. She was seeking something that was rugged and durable while also modern, functional and stylish with the versatility to keep up with his everyday life. However, most dopp bags didn’t fully consider all of these needs.
Silvia set her mind on creating a brand focused on what we believe matters most: small-batch American manufacturing, top-quality materials, solid lasting construction, timeless style, complementary bespoke monograms, and incredible customer experience.
SILVIA NIKOLOV - CEO OF CLARK & TAFT:
"I want to create bags that people cherish so much they want to pass them down to the next generation."
HANDMADE BY ARTISANS
Our bags are made by hand in small batches in Portland, Oregon and in Austin, Texas. It takes an entire team of experienced artisans to make a single bag. Why small batches? Because we believe in rigorous quality standards and unapologetic attention to detail.
Each bag is crafted in hundreds of handmade steps using the highest quality traditional American materials. It’s not the easiest or cheapest method, but we’re committed to classic construction techniques and high-performance materials that stand the test of time.
We favor simple, timeless designs that never go out of style but also cater to the demands of today's active and adventurous lifestyle. Our aim is to make bags that are as in style today as they will be 30 years from now.
We want to create bags that people cherish so much they want to pass them down to the next generation. We offer complementary embossed monograms to add sentimental value, while turning the bags into memorable gifts suitable for any occasion.