Go toLog in Go toSign up

Press Releases

Rough & Tumble Launches The Kimono

Rough & Tumble Launches The Kimono

Brand’s Latest Handbag Designed with a Nod to Iconic, Traditional Japanese Attire

Brunswick, Maine—Natasha Durham, Rough & Tumble’s founder, and creative director, is releasing The Kimono as a handbag she says, “will surely be a must-have for all collectors of Rough & Tumble handbags.” The Kimono is a highly crafted, handmade bag introducing a first-time, signature Kimono pocket style for the brand with an international cult following.

The bag’s ‘free-floating’ pockets glean their inspiration from Natasha’s life-long mantra that “form follows function” and allow each wearer the ability to “put their hands in their roomy Kimono pockets and not have their hands squished, like too many restricting pockets do,” she explains. Natasha, the brand's founder who is also an artist and a maker, believes wearable design should not “fight the motion of a human being moving around in their world.”

The full inspiration for this bouncy and lightweight statement bag is the silk Kimono wedding dress Natasha designed for a close friend. “The Kimno’s unique, ‘free-floating’ outer pocket design gives this minimal bag a true not-seen-anywhere look,” she says.

kimono handbag

(Pictured: Rough & Tumble’s Kimono in Mineral Earth lambskin)


Rough & Tumble is well-known for their full customization offerings and the Kimono is fully customizable. “If a person decides to customize The Kimono, there are over 100 Elevation straps to choose from, giving them, 100, plus, ways to make it their own. The Kimono features Rough & Tumble’s newest, attached Elevation strap, or Elevation. The bag’s side pockets can also be customized. “So, if your heart lands with a simple, butter-soft lambskin, Plonge black, you can still add subtle contrast in matte or a touch of drama with some sparkle on the elevation. As usual, the customization possibilities are limitless,” says Natasha.

Safekeeping Design

Being that security is of the utmost importance to Rough & Tumble’s city dwellers and world travelers, all of the brand’s bags, including the Kimono, which feature the low-profile, Italian-made, magnetic enclosure, also include a full-width zippered security pocket. Other security features are two D-rings and a FOB where a person can attach and fully secure items within the bag.


(Pictured above: Rough & Tumble’s Kimono in Tourmaline leather)

To be the designer of your own, customized Rough & Tumble bag, visit www.roughandtumbledesign.com or call (207) 808-5042 and their Design Support Teams will help navigate, interactively on-line or live.

With an infinite number of possible design combinations, Rough & Tumble’s collection of handbags and design options, including exclusive leathers, lambskins, fabrics, and hardware, provides customers the ability to create a bag that perfectly expresses their distinct individuality in an otherwise commonly seen sea of handbag designs and functionality. Rough & Tumble bags range in price from $78 to over $600.

Media Opportunities: Contact Julie R. Manley, at juliem@roughandtumbledesign.com and at (646) 981-3342.

About Rough & Tumble:
Established in 2008 by creative director, Natasha Durham, Rough & Tumble handbags are expert-crafted, one-at-a-time in Maine. Deliberately referred to as ‘the unbranded-brand,’ Rough & Tumble provides an exclusive, signature mix of visual balance, clean architecture, and high function to achieve trend-free, heirloom-quality design. From anywhere in the world, each customer has the rare opportunity to ‘be the designer’ in a cutting-edge retail experience to create a bag uniquely their own. With an infinite number of possible design combinations in at least 12 different handbag styles available, Design Support Team to help navigate, interactively on-line or live. Rough & Tumble is committed to producing their lines solely in Maine and sources their entire production team from local talent. Visit their Flagship Store in Portland, Maine, and design studio in Brunswick, Maine. To learn more visit www.roughandtumbledesign.com.


Go Top