I started Ernest Alexander with the simple dream of making men's accessories in the old tradition, using the finest skill and craftsmanship. My grandmother and great-grandmother were seamstresses from Latvia who came here in the 1950's. Growing up, our house was filled with patterns, sewing machines and heaps of colorful thread. It wasn't until later in life that I grew to appreciate how hard they must have worked to hone their craft.
When I started my label 5 years ago I had this vision of creating the perfect men's messenger bag. I could never find the perfect everyday bag so I decided to make my own. I wanted something refined enough for work but rugged enough to stand the test of time. Clean lines. Functionality. Traditional materials blended with a slightly modern aesthetic. Something durable and good-looking. From this one idea our first bag was born, The Hudson Messenger. It took almost a year to develop. Since then we've slowly expanded our label to include a wide range of bags, travel pieces, accessories and clothing.
- Ernest & team
Built On Values
Ernest Alexander began with one bag,
translating steadfast values from paper to product.
We take heritage materials, clean lines,
and a fresh approach to designing everything we create.
Designed for You
From the moment you touch one of our bags,
you'll feel the hours of care and craftsmanship
that went into producing them.
We take great pride in designing products
that become part of your everyday life.
Your bag holds the extension of your livelihood
and we design it with you in mind.
We obsess over the design, details,
and stories our bags will one day hold.
We only work with factories who share our values,
and it shows in everything we do.
Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy our products.