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The Alem Utility Bag TURNS ONE!


The Alem Utility Bag TURNS ONE!
A year ago this month, we added a new tote to our ever-growing leather collection. Thoughtfully designed by our dear friend, Francesca Battistelli - the Alem Utility Bag has quickly become the go-to leather item for women everywhere. It is as adaptable as it is sophisticated and has the ability to handle all of life's needed items, from diapers to laptops and anything in between. With the one year celebration came a new color - Burgundy! (And just in time for these colder months!)
We sat down with Francesca to discuss life in the last year, her thoughts on her first creation with ABLE and what might be on her Christmas list.
A little Alem Utility history:
When designing this bag, Francesca was looking for  something made of leather but not too structured or “glam.”  It needed to have pockets and be big enough to fit all the things, not just a large tote." This bag needed to be the every day bag through all seasons - of the year and of life. Pregnancy, infants, toddlers, and beyond.
Flashback to a year ago - baby Isaac made his big debut!
Functional and sophisticated
What’s been going on in your world since we designed the Alem? 
Well, the biggest news is that we just welcomed our fourth child, Wyatt Samuel, into the world 7 weeks ago! He is such a joy, and we are so thankful! We haven’t toured a ton since the bag launched—a tour with Bethel Music, and the Roadshow tour (while pregnant)—but we are working on a new album, which I’m so excited about!
Baby Wyatt!
A year later, what’s your favorite thing about this bag? Anything changed with adding in another baby? 
My favorite thing has to be the outside pocket. I can’t live without it! My second favorite thing would be that it doesn’t look like a typical diaper bag, and I get compliments on it all the time. It’s also worn really well. I can easily fit everything I need for both babes in it, and everything for me!
All the things - mommy, baby and toddler!
The medium Martha Pouch can double as a diaper holder, too!
Add a pop of shine with the new Elsi Pouch in Silver Metallic.
What’s on your ABLE wish list? 
Well, I maaaay have already grabbed two of the things on my Christmas list early! :) The Jacket (PERFECT) and the adobe red flats (DREAMY) both exceeded my expectations. I can’t stop wearing them! They’re gorgeous. And after checking out the new Elsi pouch at the shoot, it’s going on my list. It’s the perfect size and the metallic is beautiful! 
We loved getting to chat with Francesca and hang with her adorable family! The Alem Utility is one bag that can fit any stage in life - it is roomy enough for a school bag, work bag or family bag. The double strap and cross body strap give you options for wherever your days take you.