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About Us

Anna Zietz and Erica Tankesley are the co-founders of Glad & Young– a design studio producing fun-loving leather goods that are dreamed up and created by hand in their Atlanta, GA studio. Since 2015 they have set out to make bags and accessories that are daring, colorful, and full of personality. Functionality is and will always be their first priority, but on top of that the products are designed to solve problems (yes they did make sure their computer tote perfectly holds three bottles of wine), and they’ll last you long enough to pass on to your grandkids. Their mission is to create bags that are exciting to own, and as empowering as the person who carries them.

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Our Team

It may have started as a team of two, but as Glad & Young has grown, so has the team. We have the privilege of hiring and working alongside a small team of badass folks who continue to make our products and your experience better. It takes a village.

Come see us!

Our flagship store is located on the second floor inside of Ponce City Market, above the food hall. Please feel free to swing by and say hello! You'll get a glimpse into our production process, you can design a bag at our Bag Lab, we have a vintage photobooth for your enjoyment as well as a wide assortment of one-of-a kind Glad & Young products to choose from. Want to join in on the fun? We offer workshops! See our upcoming eventsHERE

Our Social Mission

We take great pride in parterning with roatating non-profits in new and exciting ways. From in-kind donations, artist collaborations and more, below are a handful of the organizations we have been proud to support. Have an exciting idea of how we can work together to make an impact? Please reach out!

Tender Foundation
Fair Fight
Moms Demand Action
Boys & Girls Club of Atlanta


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