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Items from the BAGSINPROGRESS Spring Summer 2024 collection are now in stock at Nepenthes New York, in-store and online at

Available products include the Fannypack Crossbody, Micro Tote, Multi-pocket Bag Medium, and Carry-all Beach Bag. These designs offer maximum functionality and adaptability, covering a wide range of sizes. BAGSINPROGRESS aims to create the ultimate "tool bag" for modern life, combining timeless construction with elegant simplicity.

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The brand's "In progress" philosophy reflects a commitment to continuous improvement, ensuring that its bags remain relevant to today's lifestyle. All products are designed in New York and crafted in heritage factories in the USA and Japan, embodying a blend of practicality and joy that transforms each bag into a daily essential.

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BAGSINPROGRESS is a specialty brand based in New York City, dedicated to creating superior products for contemporary living. The brand was founded by Chiharu (Chi) Hayashi, whose passion for vintage bags and commitment to functionality led to the birth of BAGSINPROGRESS. Over time, Chi refined her designs, starting with simple alterations on a sewing machine and eventually partnering with a factory in Manhattan's Garment District to produce her line of bags.Today, BAGSINPROGRESS operates production facilities in both the United States and Japan.

The Japanese facilities are known for their precision and strict quality control, while the US factories offer flexibility in accommodating smaller orders and a unique style to the final product. This combination of production locations gives BAGSINPROGRESS bags a distinctive identity, appealing to customers across Europe, the United States, Asia, and Japan.

Look photos:
Hissa Igarashi (a.k.a. Chama)

Seasonal brand images:
Sasha Lytvyn