What? Why do you need a Gramercy Bag? We didn’t know that was even a real question people asked. That’s sort of akin to asking, “Why do I need oxygen?” or “Will the 7 train ever get me somewhere on time?” You know, questions that have very obvious answers. But since you asked, we will explain. This of course, assumes you gave up wearing backpacks on your 13th birthday. If you are still wearing a backpack, well, you have a lot of work to do. As the late-great Confucius once said:

“Respect yourself and others will respect you. But, wear a backpack and no one will respect you.”

Anyone here in New York knows it’s a struggle to stay fashionable. We often find ourselves struggling just to look as stylish as the moms and their two year-old sons on 72nd street. But if you can manage to do this, you find many more issues lie ahead of you. Once you gain enough confidence in your style to shamelessly give smug looks to said two year-olds, you suddenly realize that you will not be able to pay the $2,000 rent you owe for your one-room studio apartment. Faced with this dilemma, one will generally choose to give up style for affordability. I mean, running out of money could mean having to move to Jersey of all places. Just the thought of that has us shaking in our shoes. At Gramercy Supply Co, we wouldn’t wish moving to Jersey upon our worst enemies, but more importantly, we don’t believe anyone should ever have to give up style for affordability.

Additionally, many of the world’s best things come from New York. (Think Seinfeld, Run-DMC, bagels and lox, etc.) Basically, we never settle for second best. If you’re looking for a bag that makes people say, “Wow! You’re wearing the second best bag I have ever seen!” maybe a Gramercy bag isn’t for you. Maybe you should look somewhere like Los Angeles for a bag. But if you truly embody the spirit of New York, you’re in the right place.

The Destroyer of Backpacks…

Gramercy bags are handcrafted and made from genuine, full-grain leather. In addition, they are all naturally tanned through the vegetable-tanning process. An artisan devoted to creating the finest leather bags carefully constructs each bag. We are not selling some cheap, ugly, fake leather bag made in some sweatshop. We know New Yorkers will not stand for that. We are selling Gramercy Bags, bags that provide you with the ability to out-style those phony hipsters in Williamsburg, without requiring you to move back with your parents in the suburbs.

A Gramercy Bag never goes out of style because they are truly timeless pieces of men’s fashion. If you happened to come across a DeLorean time machine and used it to take you and your Gramercy bag back in time, you would still be getting compliments and flirtatious looks from beautiful women smoking through long cigarette holders. Just be careful, one of them could be your grandmother. Our bags go beyond being a simple fashion statement, they are an investment in your future.

It’s such a shame to see a man so ruined by his backpack. We here at Gramercy Supply Co have made it our mission to completely eradicate the backpack by any means necessary. If we must go to war to do it, so be it. We will not stand for the curse of the canvas any longer, and neither should you.