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About Ann Whitehill Studio

As they say, necessity is the mother of invention.

​After  years  searching  in vain for the perfect bag, ​I decided to create it myself.  I wanted a bag that was  elegant enough for a night on the town, yet strong enough to use every day, whether walking, cycling, or running through an airport.  

The key, I realized, was in the straps.   What I  wanted was a single strap that could transition seamlessly between a shoulder, cross body, and backpack configuration.  ​What I did not want was to have to switch out various straps and buckles to accomplish the transitions.  

I began to experiment with various strap configurations with an old bag and some rope.  After many many iterations, and much to my surprise, VOILA, I had a strap design that meet all of my needs and wants, beautifully.  Hence, the Convert-A-Strap, a revolutionary convertible strap design was born. 

I began designing and hand sewing heritage quality leather bags with the Convert-A-Straps design, using old world methods and the finest materials available, and they were an instant hit, offering superior quality and versatile materials.

By popular demand we also offer a line of highest quality webbing Convert-A-Straps that are sold separately and can be attached to most bag types, giving them a new life as the most versatile bag you have!

We hope you will find all of our bags and straps as beautiful, comfortable and useful as we have, and would love to hear from you.  

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