In 1973, Michael Budman and Don Green founded Roots, initially a Canadian footwear company. By 1977, the company had stores across North America and Europe. It was around this time that the company started making the transition from footwear to classic handbags.
The company is also noted for ‘Roots Air’ a discount airline in Canada, outfitting the Canadian Olympics team; remember the red ‘poor boy cap’ which eventually sold over half a million caps worldwide. In addition to Canada, Roots became the official outfitter for the United States, Britain, and the Barbados Olympic teams.
In 2015 Roots was sold to an international company with plans to expand distribution worldwide. Leather goods have been at the heart of Roots right from the start and the company has always stressed quality and Canadian craftsmanship. Today, the family continues to run factory.
This authentic Roots leather foldover zip clutch is a fuchsia colour. The leather flap folds over approximately 5.75 inches / 14.0 cm. Directly under the flap is a zip closure with 3.5 inches / 8.9 cm leather zipper pull with a silver tone D ring. The back of this clutch features a 5.75 inch / 14.6 cm zip pocket with the same size leather zipper pull as under the flap and a signature leather beaver patch. Made in Canada. Retails $198 CAD.
Length: 12 inches / 30.5 cm
Height: 6-3/4 inches / 17.2 cm
Depth: 2-1/2 inches / 6.4 cm
The interior is lined in a beige twill fabric. On one side is a 10 inch / 25.4 cm zip pocket. Directly under this pocket is the signature leather logo. The other interior side has two open slip pockets.
Preowned: This leather clutch is in very good condition. The exterior leather has a few scuffs from normal use while the corners show no wear. The interior is very clean with no signs of use.