Whether it’s a briefcase, backpack or holdall, it feels appropriate to stay loyal to one particular bag – whether that’s a specific backpack for urban adventures, a holdall for quick trips or a weekender for long holidays. But given how repeatedly we use them, we need our bags to be reliable, particularly well made and trustworthy. We want them to age and gain beauty over time, and that’s why it pays to look to a brand that you can trust. Which is why we thought it would be good time to introduce you to Von Routte – the leather accessories brand that takes inspiration from three simple Nordic values; to be simple, to be functional and to be beautiful, to create a range of timeless leather bags and accessories.




Joining the growing movement of gender-neutral design, Von Routte differentiates itself through the careful selection of quality materials and textures; a sophisticated yet simple aesthetic with a focus on high-functionality. The values of traditional craftsmanship and modernism are rooted in the identity of the brand, and even the brand name of Von Routte - which literally means ‘on a route’ - acts as a purposeful tribute to Scandinavian design that continues to inspire all of the brand’s designs. “The name Von-Routte was our sincere way to pay homage to the style that always inspired us,” explains Marina who founded the brand alongside her husband, Gus Tokarski. “We were both fascinated by interior design, architecture and art; the way Nordic design combines simplicity and minimal aesthetic with high functionality was an ideal source of inspiration for us.”

But what shows the brand’s real strength is its roll-call of bags, pouches and small leather accessories – from the Sousse Backpack to the Broome Weekender and the considered Toulouse Phone Wallet. What is more, Von Routte scour the world to source only the finest materials and fabrics – which means each of the brand’s bags has its own individual character and aesthetic. So, if you are in the market for a rucksack that’s a little more rugged, or a cardholder that has a little more character than most – then look no further. All of Von Routte’s bags will lend your morning commute or weekends away with a warm, reliable and intrepid feel. The kind of feeling that will have you reaching for a Von Routte every morning and for every adventure from here on out. Which is what we’re all after anyway, isn’t it?

Shop the latest Von Routte collection at OPUMO.