'Barrikadka' is a Leather Bag Designed Specifically for Activism Gigs

By: Eugene Potapov - Mar 2, 2016
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The Barrikadka is a leather bag of Russian origin that was designed during a mass of social activity. It was at this time that the idea for a stylish, bold and surprisingly convenient bag for social activism gigs was born, a bag that’s just right for a proactive citizen.

Barrikadka is a kind of bag specially created for march activists. This is why it’s a no-nonsense, comfortable bag, perfect for walking in crowds. At the same time, Barrikadka is also a smashing symbol of social and civil activism, an indicator of readiness for change and of readiness to fight for one’s rights. Obviously, it is a classy, fashionable accessory that accentuates the owner’s unique style as well.

Barrikadka is a very practical bag based on the original idea that a leather piece can be worn on the chest. The grounds are purely common sense ones: this bag is perfect to keep a tablet computer, a smartphone, a passport and a credit card safe in an urban environment. This way, you’ll always have them near as well as in perfect safety. No one can steal your things surreptitiously this way. And yet your hands are always free to do what you like.

Developed by Russian designers in the wake of street protests, this inimitable bag is extremely relevant. Barrikadka retains some of the romantic spirit of social protest marches and social activism gigs, serves as a symbol of non-conformity and completes authentically today’s "angry citizen" look. The bag is a perfect cross between the elegance characteristic of stylish designer bags, the practicality typical of cases gadgets are carried in and the wild spirit of social activism.

The fashionable leather bag is quite unique in that it was bravely designed to be worn on the chest. This turns it from a portable accessory or a part of the outfit into the centerpiece of your entire image, as an attention-drawing and eye-catching accessory. A woman or a man wearing a Barrikadka bag will always remain in the limelight, both on the stage and any public place. The structure and design of the bag are protected by two patents.

The stylish accessory is also very practical: a Barrikadka is a perfect place to keep your tablet, smartphone, passport, or credit cards safe in the stone jungle. However, the bag is more than that: it’s the designer’s audacious attempt to turn a supporting detail into the core of a modern citizen’s look. The owner, whoever he or she is, will never go unnoticed, will be looked at with attention, no matter what else he or she is wearing. Barrikadka goes great with any style, be it casual, business, or brutal military one. The bag completes every kind of image with the romantic overtones of street protests and direct action.

Yet if the owner would like to get lost in the crowd, it only takes a couple of seconds to turn a Barrikadka bag into a regular shoulder-strap one. The innovative belts and buckles make the process fast and elegant as well as help to create a perfect fit for every owner.

Every single bag is cut and sewn from high-quality leather by Russian tanners, who do it by hand. Every unit is an exclusive, one-copy-only piece with an identification number.