More Than Just Fragrances, Byredo Launches Leather Accessories Line

This Ravi backpack is guaranteed to age beautifully over time.

Ravi backpack in Rust Waxy Calf, $3,500.

Ravi backpack in Rust Waxy Calf, $3,500.

Fragrance freaks who have welcomed Byredo scents and candles into their lives will be thrilled to take things a step further with the brand’s new selection of crafted leather accessories, Nécessaire de Voyage. This backpack is guaranteed to age beautifully as the rich tones develop a patina over time. Ben Gorham, creative director and founder of Byredo, described these pieces as the beginning of the brand’s evolution into other products.

A side view of the Ravi backpack.

A side view of the Ravi backpack.

Since launching Byredo in 2006, Mr. Gorham, who played professional basketball for a while before attending art college in Stockholm, gained recognition as a creative collaborator with an eye as well as a nose for the next zeitgeist. Gypsy Water is a best selling women’s fragrance in the luxury market and guys who would never normally go near a fragrance cave in after a whiff of Baudelaire. Previously a stalwart of Barneys’ basement, a stand-alone Byredo store is set to open at 62 Wooster Street, May 15.

More Than Just Fragrances, Byredo Launches Leather Accessories Line