Posted January 7, 2005
I love skateboards, but I'm way too chicken to use one. That's why I have a huge crush on these bags by Manhattan artist Beck Hickey. Hickey wheeled her love of boarding and her talents in design together with this new line called Sk8bags. Built with decks from old skateboards, Sk8bags are handmade, well-built, and totally originalsince no two decks are alike, each Sk8bag is unique. And while the bags' exteriors display proper grit, the insides couldn't be more luxe: Hickey lines evening bags with satin and uses ripstop nylon for messenger totes, which include a handy iPod pocket and adjustable strapsso even if you never get on a skateboard, at least the skateboard can get on you.
$100-$150 at Amy Chan, 247 Mulberry St., near Prince St., 212-966-3417. Order online at beckycity.com.