Archival Clothing Discontinues Manufacturing Goods

We’d like to tip our hats and wish a fond farewell to Archival Clothing as a manufacturing brand. They started out as our brethren in blogging about quality apparel and goods, and then undertook an impressive foray into actually designing and manufacturing a variety of backpacks, tool rolls, hats, and leather goods.

Don’t despair quite yet, though: Archival will continue on it its original iteration as a blog cataloging all things good in contemporary and vintage apparel, accessories, and design. And many of Archival’s designs are still available via through their stockists – if you’ve been eyeing any of their pieces over the last six years, it’s now or never!

From Lesli Larson, Creative Director of Archival Clothing:

After six years, Archival has decided to stop manufacturing bags and apparel. For the immediate future, our products will remain available through many of the fine stockists listed on our Archival website.

We want to thank all our customers, suppliers, designers, manufacturing partners, buyers, and friends for their support and participation in the Archival adventure. Archival was an amazing collaborative project and many pitched in to make it happen.

Our brand started as a blog and it will continue on in this format. Follow us at to revisit favorite posts, browse vintage catalog scans, celebrate made in USA brands, and read about new Archival finds. Archival will also stay in the conversation via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

If you have any questions about the closure, want to share last snaps of your Archival bags in action or just stay in touch, email us at [email protected].