Conceived and established in 2006 by Milan franeta.
Sandast’s sole mission is to bring the best-looking, top quality vintage inspired bags seen today. Combining vintage aesthetics and modern functionality, Sandast is ready to create unique pieces rare within the luxury market. Montenegro-born Milan Franeta was always a visionary artist, so it was no surprise when he began rummaging through thrift shops to find vintage Swiss army bags that he then dirtied and made his own. This brought the onset of an increasing interest towards leather and the idea of dirtying them to look and feel vintage—soft, durable but elegant in its imperfection. What started as a project in 2005 became the brand that’s here to redefine all American vintage, Sandast.
Produced in the USA, each belt and bag is carefully handcrafted utilizing old-world Italian machinery and methods of construction, including a stitching machine used for horse saddles. Our impeccably handcrafted bags and luggage truly focus on the look and feel of the past using vegetable leather and brass hardware sourced directly from the U.S. Whether it’s for a weekend getaway to the lake or a simple walk to the coffee shop, Sandast bags are the perfect accessory for the modern, active and stylish urbanite. We combine vintage aesthetics and modern functionality to create uniqueness rare within the luxury market.
Sandast offers two very different personas of vintage with the American Rugged and Italian Vintage collection.
Made in USA, the American Rugged collection is the Sandast in its very original concept. It is for the Steve Mcqueens, Clint Eastwoods and Brigitte Bardots of the style world. It is rough and tough, rebellious by nature. Fit for the Marlboro man, the dirtied messengers, rucksacks, and duffels withstand dirt, terrain and rain. Inspired by old American heritage, American rugged redefines the handmade and the concept of casual cool.
The alter ego, Italian vintage is for the James bonds and the Rita Hayworths. Sleek and polished, this collection is made for the smooth operators who can rock a bowtie and a pocket square. Produced in Italy, Italian vintage understands ultra luxe style. All of our impeccably handcrafted bags reflect the look and feel of vintage through expert craftsmanship and fine attention to detail. Simply put, it is the masterpiece!.