The particularly versatile and streamlined Partner in Crime, is a mid-sized everyday bag that can be works equally well as backpack or a shoulderbag.

Just a shoulderbag?

Just a shoulderbag?

Your Partner in Crime is a 2-in-1 that can be worn as a shoulderbag or a backpack.

Shown above with the standard 5cm wide strap.

... or a backpack

... or a backpack

The 2-in-1 configuration is terrific if you like extra organisation and/or to wear your bag as a backpack (even occasionally).

It is shown above with two narrower 4cm wide straps (though will also work with two 5cm wide straps as shown on the shoulderbag).

The straps you receive can be clarified when you place your order.

What people are saying about their Partner in Crime ...

I ordered my first bag (large laptop) many, many years ago when Mattt had a stall on St Kilda.

I was visiting Melbourne at the time. It was delivered to NZ where I was working at the time.
I was so impressed that when needing a backpack went straight to Matt for another great bag with style, practicality and durability.
My bag (large laptop) has a Blue Fairy Wren pattern (so Australian; one of my favourite birds) and has been in constant use for many years - local commutes, interstate and overseas meetings.
It has had NO maintenance issues and still serves me well. The design is clever and functional. I note that newer models have had some changes (e.g., the outer pocket is zipped).

- Nerida, Canberra

Durability, style and practicality.

I can take it to work everyday and then take it out on weekends and out for dinner.
It goes with me everywhere.

- Amber, Sydney

I do like that you can just choose the panel and then the bag and it gets made up for you.

I totally ordered at the worst time of the year when you were on a break though still happy.
I like it even more than my old mattt bag because the zipper is tougher. The design is gorgeous and I get a lot of comments on it.
I guess I’ll be back in another five years when this one bites the dust? Yes, my old bag lasted that long with daily abuse! Maybe I should buy a couple and tuck them away somewhere. I wouldn’t mind one of the smaller bags too.

- Claire, Brunswick

Life Guarantee

This is the distillation of my approach to design, materials and making developed over more than twenty years of sewing and selling bags.

Each and every bag is personally sewn in my studio with quality materials, components and construction techniques selected for durability, repairability and sustainability.

Quite simply I guarantee your bag is made for many many years of everyday use.

If in the unlikely event that any stitching or hardware should fail they'll be repaired free for life.

Life Guarantee