New York architects have created some of the world's most imposing structures, as you'd know from gazing upon the monumental strength of the Brooklyn Bridge, the imposing grace of the Empire State, and the gilded dildo-ness of the Williamsburg Savings Bank. Now, gaze upon this bag: Carga.
Designed by a Brooklyn architect, Cargas are ruggedly-chic, handmade shoulder totes crafted from the sort of construction materials you'd find at Home Depot (America's biggest employer of Olympic hopefuls! Sorry, Ricky's). Each bag's cut from industrial wool felt (for lighter-than-leather sturdiness), riveted with aluminum (for tougher-than-stitching durability), and strapped with distressed leather (for looks). Each bag's available in laptop-friendly 11-, 16-, and 24-inch sizes, with the larger models sporting extra amenities, e.g., internal leather pockets, key hooks, and iPod/cell phone pouches that can be removed -- which will have you roaming around the city, snickering as you sing "Detachable Pouches".
Besides the three felt jobbies, Carga also offers two Argentine-leather models -- which you might not consider architectural until you gaze upon the rawhide facade of Greenwich Village's BDSM Savings.