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.
I believe it's important to consider where we make things, especially nowadays. That's why I've chosen to manufacture 100% of our line in the U.S.A. We produce most items within a 1-mile radius of our New York City design studio. I've made a conscious choice to support NYC's Garment District. Without the local garment center, it would be nearly impossible for young designers to start new clothing lines and try new ideas, not to mention the thousands of garment jobs that are still here in New York. Making things domestically comes with many consequences. Things cost a lot more when you pay people a fair wage to make things. We often do small batch production to focus on quality. Sometimes it takes longer, but we think it's well worth it. Slowly over the last few years I've seen the Garment District come back to life. I hope this continues.
- 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.
in the USA
Every bag is made right here
in New York's iconic Garment District.
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.