Bag Lady

Once a reluctant transplant, Talin Spring's line of chic, simple bags redefine Minnesota-made.

Talin Spring
Photo by Becca Sabot

Talin Spring was a reluctant Twin Cities transplant— the Istanbul native grew up in France and lived in New York before her husband’s job brought them to Minnesota six years ago. Once here, she was impressed by the commitment to local brands and driven to create Spring Finn & Co., a chic yet simple line of hardworking leather and canvas bags—all U.S. made. Each style is inspired by a trade, from the fisherman’s cabin bag to the architect bag. No detail has been overlooked: even the Spring Finn & Co. logo is based on the Northrup King Building water tower—something only a true local would know.

$45–$596, at The Foundry Home Goods, 125 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-333-8484,; Brightwater Clothing and Gear, 256 Water St., Excelsior, 952-474-0256,;