Best of Boston

2018 Best Bag Designer

Alice Saunders, Forestbound

Hermès has the Birkin, Fendi has the Baguette, and Forestbound has the Escape bag. What began as a brand known for totes and carryalls made from vintage military textiles has turned into an internationally recognized label with an iconic bag copied by the likes of Forever 21 and Anthropologie. Over the years, founder Alice Saunders has collaborated with big brands such as Keds and Urban Outfitters, but lucky for us, those Escape bags are still handcrafted right here in Somerville.

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