It happened a little something like this: After a mostly failed attempt at customizing a bag like this for a customer ages ago, I buried it in the depths of our storage situation and completely forgot about it. Our girl Leah discovered it and pulled it out, hanging it on a rack in the back of the shop. One fine day another buddy came in, pointed in its direction, and said WHAT IS THAT. Two weeks later, with a bit of tweaking, The Sidekick was reborn and much more respectable. A week or two after that, people just kept ordering it as if they’d seen it on the cover of Vogue that month. (Maybe they did, we don’t know their business.) It’s like we took the best qualities of The Wristlet and The Minimalist, and threw them in the blender and out poured The Sidekick, like the healthiest greens/frozen berries/vegan protein powder/flax meal smoothie you’ve ever tasted in your life. Extra banana on us.