The Pamplona Bag

Our limited edition Pamplona Weekend Bag offers you the opportunity to own a unique piece of history. This exclusive version of our popular Benedict Weekend bag—named after the location of the San Fermin Festival—is crafted from bull hides from the Running of the Bulls event in Spain. Each hide has distinct characteristics and markings that make it one-of-a-kind. Every hide has been carefully cut and crafted to highlight these special features. No two bags will be alike.

 

The Running of the Bulls is a Spanish tradition that dates back to the 13th Century. Since 1592, the Running of the Bulls has been a daily centerpiece of a weeklong festival in Pamplona, Spain to honor the city's patron saint, Fermin. Six bulls and 11 oxen run a half mile course through the city's narrow and winding streets. Only the brave will join the bulls in the run wearing a traditional uniform of white shirt and pants with a red handkerchief tied around their necks. In 1926 in his novel the Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemmingway famously wrote about the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. This widened the world's interest in the tradition considerably.