For acclaimed handbag designer Joel Storella, the term “one of a kind” signifies the importance of ensuring that each of his pieces come out personally hand-stitched and creatively unique. No mass production, no duplication. Joel Storella’s creative development has led to a special project with Bodega, named the Initiative backpack. Made of natural matte python, the Initiative features hand-stitched shoulders straps and a contoured body for a comfortable feel.

Priced at $7,800 the backpack will be made on a case by case basis by Storella himself, with each new owner receiving a product that is unique in its own right. The Initiative will be available exclusively through

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