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我们的故事: 10 年收纳经验

每一件Bellroy的诞生都宛如一张白纸,随着用家年年使用而变得更加独特。因此,为了庆祝品牌成立10周年,我们拜访了一些家族成员,了解他们的Bellroy的「成熟情况」。其中有着一些精彩故事,包括在滑雪场上某人的屁股因为一个Slim Sleeve而得救(从各种意味上说),以及有关我们最长寿的帆布样版设计的传奇。请继续阅读以查看全部内容!

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“My absolute favorite customer story was from a guy called Lucas. While skiing in Tahoe, he hit some deep powder and bailed, hard. Hard enough that his ski flew back and nailed him in the rear end, slicing through his ski pants and the trusty Note Sleeve in his back pocket. Even though the wallet suffered a nasty gouge, everything inside was fine, and Lucas credits it with, quite literally, saving his ass.”

– 左边的Sharni负责带领我们的客服团队,她还时常跟我们分享许多有趣故事。

“I think my favorite customer story is from Dave, a loyal Bellroy fan who started a ‘polite and laid-back uprising’, comprised of hilarious haikus, in an attempt to convince us we should make a sleeve for his 10.5” tablet. After weeks of hugely entertaining back-and-forth, Dave ended up getting a Duo Totepack.

A few months later, we got another message from him. Turns out he gave the bag to his daughter, who required a tracheotomy due to severe asthma, and had to lug a portable ventilator around with her. Her equipment fit perfectly in the Totepack, and everywhere she went, people would comment on how cool it was. As Dave put it, ‘For a kid wrestling to breathe, who lives – at least for now – with a hole in her neck, the little boost of confidence and attention that bag gives her is a wonderful, simple little thing. And it might just save her life in a pinch.’

I’m not crying, I just have something in my eye.”

– Camilla(右边)每天与我们的顾客交谈(她也会随身携带一些纸巾,以备在听到感人话语时的不时之需)

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“I’ve had this Slim Sleeve since, well, probably the year Bellroy started! Honestly, it still surprises me every day. THAT SIMPLE PULL TAB. Every time I pull on it, it's like I'm performing a magic trick, and I've had multiple people comment on it.

One time I was checking in for a flight, and pulled out my wallet to get my ID. I noticed a gentleman next to me, looking directly at me. We made eye contact and he nodded in approval, holding up his Bellroy wallet. I nodded back, smiling.”

– Taylor是一位工业设计师、胡子王大赛冠军和Carryology的高级编辑。

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“This Slim Sleeve has been through a lot of fun with me – a new house, a new puppy and a new girlfriend (all of which have made a dint in my pocket, haha). The color of it has always delighted me. I get a lot of compliments, and it’s been quite an icebreaker. You don't see wallets this color often, so I love that it’s out of the ordinary.”

– Dan是我们的一位好朋友和创意团队成员,你可能会在Bellroy拍摄的一两张照片中看到他。

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“I love my Classic Pouch. I’ve had it for a couple of years and I use it pretty much every day. Even after being dragged around in my bag with all my other stuff, looking at it the other day I realised how pristine it still looks. It reminds me of a few things – meeting the wonderful people at Bellroy, a task or job that I have to do (depending what’s in it), and of course it reminds me of pizza! Whenever someone wants chewy or lip balm or a tissue, I’ll whip out my pouch and beat anyone else to it. Because it’s a competition.”

– Anna是墨尔本插画家(负责我们的Design Icons草图),她是Classic Pouch的初代用家之一。

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“I just turned 40 this year, and at some point carrying a backpack to a meeting started to feel a little bit ‘stuck-in-your-youth’, so the ability to fling my Duo Totepack off my shoulder and carry it from the top handles makes me feel a bit more presentable. But as soon as I leave the meeting, it’s back on my shoulder!”

– Oliver(左)是自行车MAAP的共同创办人(与右边的Jarrad)。

“From the daily ride to work to product development trips in Italy, my Bellroy x MAAP Phone Pocket goes everywhere with me. Literally, everywhere. Bitter cold outdoors, coffee tables, airport lounges… And as a dad with two little ones, who knows where else. I can happily say it’s kid proof too! It may be officially called a Phone Pocket, but I like to call it the Super Wallet instead.”

– Jarrad可能是Bellroy x MAAP联乘系列的最大粉丝。

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“My brother Andy made this wallet when he was at university back in 1999, using some sailcloth, binding, and a needle and thread. It turned out to be an early prototype of the Slim Sleeve! He eventually passed this one on to me to use for a while; while I enjoyed the super slim profile, the sailcloth material didn’t hold up particularly well. In the two decades since, we’ve kept the slim designs, but replaced the sailcloth with leather, which is both softer and more durable.”

– Bellroy的首席信息官Matt自公司成立以来一直也沿用着他的兄弟(也是我们的首席执行官)Andy的使用的旧设计。

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Alana是一位摄影师和冲浪者,也是Bellroy的老朋友。 —— 夏威夷欧胡岛
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James是Bellroy的高级产品设计师。 —— 贝尔斯海滩
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Kaiju是我们兼职的办公室吉祥物,也是个全职工作的好孩子。 —— 墨尔本
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Kannan帮我们制造出送往世界各地的钱包。 —— 印度金奈
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Bellroy的联合创办人兼首席执行官Andy拿着他用FedEx联邦快递包装制作的Card Sleeve卡套原型。 —— 澳洲贝尔斯海滩
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Andy和Richard是Huckberry背后的大脑。 —— 三藩市

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