Blake Lively for Preserve x Sandast – The Made in USA James Carryall Bag


Blake Lively for Sandast + Preserve - James Carryall Bag

New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA, September 1, 2015 Today, Sandast, the brand known for vintage-inspired American hand-made leather accessories, and Preserve, announced the release of the “James” limited-edition leather carryall that was co-designed by Blake Lively and Sandast designer, Chris Pak. The new carryall style was created following an existing partnership between Sandast and Preserve. In search for the perfect baby bag, Lively turned to the Sandast’s founder Chris Pak in search for a baby bag that is extremely well made and highly functional.

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Vintage-inspired James Carryall Bag in American hand-made Horween leather

“Sandast’s bags look like the most yummy, restored vintage pieces. They balance the details of beauty with those of function,” remarked Blake Lively. “I didn’t want a diaper bag that I would not carry if I wasn’t a mama. I still wanted to be me. We loved the bag so much that we wanted to make them for more mamas,” Lively added. “This bag will last a lifetime. That’s what it’s built for.”

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James Carryall Handbag with Sandast's Signature Plaid Lining Interior

Sandast surprised Lively by naming the bag the “James”, which is made of 100% premium hand-distressed Horween leather. It is available in Navy, Cognac, Tan and Black. It is lined with Sandast’s signature plaid lining. The bag is 16″ x 13″ by 6″. The James Bag is available in Navy and Tan on for $860 dollars.

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“We are incredibly grateful for the support Preserve has given our brand already and we are very excited to have designed this bag with Blake,” remarked Sandast founder Chris Pak. “Blake’s place in the fashion and lifestyle community, combined with her fresh, stylish perspective as a mother, have been invaluable to us in creating a bag that is both utilitarian and enduring, so it can be used for life.”

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Founded in 2010, Sandast designs handmade leather accessories, specializing in bags, belts and furnishings crafted from the finest materials in the world. With all design and production in the labels downtown studio, Sandast is capturing attention globally for elegant American design that balances ruggedness and classic style to achieve in a product unlike any other. Sandast fuses modern functionality with a vintage aesthetic achieved through a proprietary method, making each bag unique from one another. Sandast goods are made for life and guaranteed for life. For more information, please visit


Founded in 2014, Preserve showcases the artisans behind the goods we love.  We are a digital content and commerce company founded by Blake Lively.  Preserve believes that things are more than just things and that every product has a story.  Preserve curates products and content that have their own unique heritage.  It is a place to promote the power of imagination, ingenuity, quality, and above all, people.  Philanthropy is central to Preserve’s belief system and we are proud to partner with Covenant House.  Preserve is not creating a lifestyle, we’re just helping people discover the products that craft their stories.  We hope you enjoy each discovery as much as we do.  For more information, please visit

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