BRAND: BLK PINE Workshop

SINCE: 2009

FOUNDED BY: Nin Troung

HOME BASE: Seattle, WA

WHY WE CO-SIGN: While most brands choose to collaborate with foreign companies to get some air of exclusivity and a reason to raise their prices, Maiden Noir has done the complete opposite with their bag line done in collaboration with BLK Pine Workshop, who, if you didn't know, is known for their desire to produce quality accessories manufactured right here in the USA. In keeping everything stateside, these two Seattle based companies are able to significantly lower the prices, so that the most expensive bag comes in at a very reasonable $145 which is music to our ears. So you get your pick of duffle, computer and messenger bags exhibiting Maiden Noirs' signature minimalist design paired with BLK Pines craftsmanship, made from durable fabrics like canvas and nylon for well under $200, you just can't beat that.

Keep reading to see Nin Truong's 5 winter essentials as well as pics from the spring 2010 line...


Founder and Creative Director Nin Truong's Five Winter Essentials
1. Blk Pine Workshop Messenger bag
Click here to Buy It Now at Maiden Noir, $130.00
2. Maiden Noir Buckle-Back Black Denim
Click here to Buy It Now at Maiden Noir, $300
3. Maiden Noir Ceramic Shotgun shell
Click here to Buy It Now at Maiden Noir, $130
4. Burt's Bees Sun Protecting Lip Balm
Click here to Buy It Now Burt's Bees, $4
5. Malin+Goets Toothbrush
Click here to Buy It Now at Blackbird, $8

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WHERE TO FIND IT: MAIDEN NOIR, TRUE EAST, WORTH, UNCLE OTIS, C STORE, and CRAFT

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