In 1951, Peer Baekgaard came to New York City from Denmark with $127 in his pocket and one big dream. To make a little money he hand-carved a dozen wooden boats and with luck on this side sold the boats to FAO Schwarz. This lead to Peer launching a giftware business specializing in fine gifts and accessories. In the late 1980's, as the President of the Chicago Gift Mart, he met a woman starting a business of her own. In 1990, he and Barbara Bradley Baekgaard married and remained co-owners of Baekgaard., Ltd. until Peer's passing in 2007. Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley, was looking for the same function and high-quality bags for the men in her life. She decided to re-launch Baekgaard USA in 2018 with a selection of travel bags, totes and accessories for both men and women who are looking for everyday essentials to take them from work and school to weekend getaways The combination of ingenuity, functionality and can-do spirit of both Barbara and Peer lives on in every piece Baekgaard creates. We invite you to explore our entire line of fine bags and accessories. Skol!
- Min. Order: $500
- Min. Reorder: $200