Originally an actor, William Adler — aka the “Will” in WILL Leather Goods — found success in Hollywood until a 1981 SAG strike forced him into another line of work. Taking a cue from his brother, who worked in the fashion industry, Adler started a small belt stand on the Venice Beach boardwalk. By the 1990s, Adler had grown his cottage business into a full-fledged enterprise, sold it to a rival firm, and started his second leather goods company — this time in Eugene, Oregon. He sold off that company too, then created WILL Leather Goods. Blending rugged designs with an actor’s eye for storytelling, the collection draws inspiration from the Old West but updates the classic wallet, backpack, ammunition bag, and messenger bag with modern production techniques and clean, functional lines. The label’s popular FOUND collection features one-of-a-kind, American-made Swiss medical bags, tote bags, and other designs constructed from batik and other eclectic fabrics. Call WILL Leather Goods trail gear for the displaced cowboy.
Best Under $50
Just for you, our loyal mobile shopper, we've compiled a selection of steals for under $50. Call it our special "Thank You" for keeping up with Gilt — even when you're on the go.
Senior buyer Andrew Powell is our in-house master of classic, all-American style, and this sale — the latest in our monthly buyer's picks series — puts his penchant for well-crafted, perfect-fitting essentials on full display. Looking for something to buy now and wear for years to come? Start with this selection, which includes shirts from Ian Velardi, outerwear from Gloverall, chunky knits from John Varvatos, trousers from J Brand, accessories from Filson and Jack Spade, and more.