Kickstarter has given wings (and funds) to some of Boston's most innovative fashion startups, and Kathryn Carlson's Buca Boot has now joined the pack with the style-conscious, city-slickin' biker's answer to a little wicker basket. The Cambridge resident teamed up with the design savvy folks at Tomorrow Lab and Guts & Glory to develop her super functional, super chic prototype and turned to Kickstarter to transition her concept into a store-ready reality.
According to the project's Kickstarter page, the Boot -- which is named for the British slang for "trunk," as Carlson's biker days in London inspired the concept -- "combines the flexibility of a bike basket with the storage security of a car trunk." The prototype was four years in the making and has finally achieved Carlson's three pillars of must-have features that make the Boot so unique: "security, weather resistance, and a flexible lid system."
The Buca Boot set an $85,000 pledge goal with an Oct. 23 deadline. As of today, at 2:16 p.m., the project has 173 backers with just over $32K raised.