our story began in 1993 with a boxy, black nylon handbag called sam. we wanted something utilitarian and timeless--a bag that could go with everything from jeans to a cocktail dress. sam did, and women and fashion editors alike fell for its fresh, simple shape. our iconic sam nylon medium satchel is true to the original silhouette (down to the fabric label on the outside). and we added a crossbody strap with jewelry-like hardware (texting was not a thing in the '90s), along with a zipper and slip pocket inside and tiny feet on the bottom to keep it pristine for years to come.