Today, Will Leather Goods opened the doors to its first dedicated “FOUND” shop, a two-thousand square foot collection of reclaimed bags and other one-of-a-kind finds and creations from William Adler, the labels founder. The store is located at 818 Northwest 23rd Avenue in the historic shopping section of Portland.
WILL’s FOUND collection has served as an icon for the brand since the beginning. Adler, the brands visionary, curated a mix of vintage leather bags and accessories, textiles, haberdashery, props and other pieces that tell his own thirty-year-long journey as a leather craftsman. Adler remarked, “The FOUND store is a time machine for all of the senses, taking important moments in history and bringing them to life in a never-before-seen and timeless fashion. People of all ages can be transported to a place they may or may not have ever been before.”
Notable design highlights of the new FOUND shop include an 1890’s salvaged tin ceiling, a 1950’s penny candy shop complete with hand-assembled penny-tiled flooring, A “craft-a-belt” workshop of vintage buckles and a hand-painted Navajo-inspired floor mural.