If you dig vintage outdoor gear you will be deeply envious of Terry Laine and Val Franco as they are in charge of a 10,000 sqft facility in Ventura, California that houses over 11,000 pieces of the coolest stuff from Patagonia’s past. The archive serves as a launchpad for product development for designers who look at what worked and what didn’t and is a quiet spot to search for inspiration from the past.

p.s. not sure if they ever sold this necklace but its NUTS:

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