Review: Adventures of a Whipping Post Vintage Tote

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The Whipping Post Tote
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted and an even longer time since I’ve done a review! We’re nearly moved in and far from settled into our new house but as they say…the show must go on!

As most people know, I’m a vintage handbag girl. I rarely buy/use newer bags. However, several months ago, I saw a girl in a local coffee shop with the most beautiful bag I’d seen in a while. I wanted to ask her about it, but before I could talk to her…she was gone! Several weeks later, I saw a post on Facebook with the bag in the background of the photo. I tracked the person down and was told that it was a Whipping Post Vintage Tote.

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The day she arrived! If you see moving boxes in the background… you’re seeing things.

I immediately purchased one for myself and it was immediate love! Whipping Post uses vegetable-tanned leathers that are thick and sturdy yet soft and supple and smell like a new saddle! The Vintage Tote is unlined, reminiscent of the classic bags from the 70’s that we all still love and covet!

Soon after receiving my new bag, I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan Barr, owner of Whipping Post, and maker of my new favorite bag! I, of course, had to get the low down on the company.

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Ryan Barr, Owner of Whipping Post
How did Whipping Post get started?
WP got started when I was making a guitar strap for my old guitar some years back in my apartment in Atlanta. Anyways, a few years later we’ve branched out to other goods and now I’m based out of NYC (followed a gal :)). Love what I do and couldn’t be happier.
Any pics of the first strap?

No, Sadly I don’t have a photo of the first strap. (its not much to look at anyways :))
How did you come up with the name? “Whipping Post” takes me back to the days of listening to the Allman Brothers while sitting on the banks of the Mississippi!
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My personal favorite album!

The Allman Brothers are my favorite and I wanted to make stuff that had a rugged appeal that would stand up to abuse (sort of like a Whipping Post :))

I saw that a black version of the vintage tote is in the works. I’m pretty excited about this! When do you expect these to be available?
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Black….to be unveiled soon! {source}

The black tote should be out within 2 weeks.

Two Weeks!!! Put me on the waiting list!

Ha! Will do!
Do you plan to make other female friendly bags? Possible a smaller version of your messenger bag?
Yes, I plan on making more female-focused products
Thanks so much for making these gorgeous products and thanks for being such a cool guy!
Back to the review…
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This bag is truly a keeper and will quickly become your go-to bag. I’ve taken this bag everywhere from the rodeo to art openings! With it’s large, open interior,

I’ve carried a fluffy sweater, large bottle of water, umbrella, planner / wallet, and a change of clothes for my little one with room to spare! It’s a work horse of a bag that is built to last for many many years! Mine has already been my near constant companion and I have no intentions of that ending anytime soon!

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Navigator
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Flirt
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Tourist
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Photo Bomber
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Cowgirl
Thanks again to Ryan and Whipping Post…the adventure will continue! Follow Whipping Post on Facebook, on Twitter, and on their Blog.
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