Italian Vachetta leather
The traditional style leather characterised by its smooth surface and natural finish. Italian heritage.
Made in Italy
Just outside of Naples, every Carl Friedrik product is handmade by a small team of artisans - masters of their craft.
Heavy-duty Raccagni zipper
Every tooth in the zip has been individually brushed and polished before being assembled on the chain.
The distinctive curved profile gives the Palissy a unique character, as well as optimising the carrying space.
Practical slip pocket
An open pocket on the front with the lining contrasting the leather. It is the traveller's dream - keeping your passport and boarding within easy reach.
Capacity for long weekends
Thoughtfully laid out pockets for the small valuable items - large main compartment for your outfits.
Weekend getaway or overnight business trip
Palissy Weekend is your ideal getaway companion - large enough to carry multiple outfits and other weekend essentials.
For the overnight business trip, the Palissy 25-hour carries all your work essentials yet is spacious enough to carry an extra outfit including a pair of shoes.
To begin, I purchased this bag to use for traveling as well as the occasional trip to the gym. Traveled I have, exercised I have not. I did a lot of research before deciding on Carl Friedrick, specifically about alternatives with a budget of up to 1500 euros. I generally very much appreciate good quality items but by no means use them delicately and therefore wanted the seemingly impossible trinity: REAL leather, Impeccable Quality and timeless design. Big names that I have owned in the past often use coated canvas and leave a lot to be desired in terms of quality/durability.
First Impressions - The bag arrived quickly and included a pleasant unboxing experience. Little things such as the thank you note printed on an exceptionally luxurious paper are wonderful surprises and make a product ever so much more memorable. What I immediately noticed was the strong but fragrant smell of leather and the weight of the bag. Some dislike the weight, but I was actually quite pleased since it shows that thick leather has been used, making the bag more durable and helps keep its form.
Weeks Later: The bag has been put through its paces throughout my travels. I have now given it scrapes, scratches and scuffs but it still looks and performs wonderfully. I usually stuff it to the brim and also include heavy items such as a 15' Mac book Pro, large iPad, water etc. but the handles feel great and it has held its form perfectly.
Would I buy it again? Absolutely. It knocks the competition way out of the park and is just an incredible joy to use. Most importantly for me though, is the quality, and it is impeccable. I will continue to recommend the bag to friends, family and the occasional stranger. Next for me is the briefcase. Perhaps I will even consider giving up my Bottega wallet to try theirs. Until then, I wish everyone a good day, shoutout to the Urban Gentry for recommending the brand and thank you to the team at Carl Friedrik for such a great product!
Very well made and classy weekender bag. Lovely product.
Extremely satisfied with my Palissy weekender. The craftsmenship is wonderful. Love my bag.
I bought the Palissy Weekender and it is superb. The detail and simplicity is extraordinary. It's something I can pass on. Fantastic service from the Niklas Oppermann who sorted my order personally. I cant recinnebd the company or the products highly enough.