Our Story

The original deerskin bag.

circa 1962

Our Story

westcoast/east specializes in handcrafted artisan  leather goods, including tool rolls, handbags and other accessories that are unique, American-made and perfect for carrying all your essentials.

westcoast/east leather goods got its start in 2012 when I rediscovered a charming little deerskin handbag that my mother carried everywhere in the 1960s. I loved the bag, but it was a “bit worn.” I decided to remake a bag for myself and then for my sisters. And there the design instinct kicked in.

And being a person of many interests – DIY projects, oil painting and British sports cars – I then started making leather accessories to organize all my tools. The idea for the MG tool roll came from wanting to carry essential tools and have them fit neatly in the boot of a 1962 MGA sportscar.

Realizing that artists, woodworkers, mechanics and chefs also need secure and lightweight bags to carry their essential tools, we also offer tool bags and tool rolls to fit tools of all kinds. If you don’t see what you need, ask us about customizations.

We source most of our materials in the US, and attempt to reuse materials when appropriate, including denim jeans, brocade and leather.

We are always happy to hear your comments and feedback. Please contact us at 802.778.0892 or at [email protected]

Many thanks for visiting our site!

westcoast/east specializes in handcrafted artisan  leather goods, including tool rolls for mechanics, cyclists, artists and more. Our designs are unique, American-made and perfect for carrying all your essential tools.

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