Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Favorite Eye-Catching Bags

I'm a sucker for a good bag. Although I prefer the sophisticated and functional styles for daily wear (I'm a working girl after all), I am very drawn to unusual, artistic pieces that are still somehow, timeless.

Below are my three favorites (two are at least seven years old).

I love Trussardi's printed leather, the leather whip-stitching, and bone handle and toggle.

I was lucky enough to stumble on this hand-crafted cigar box bag with thoughful inserts to keep the bag's contents in the bag. The inside still has a smoky cigar smell.

This unique top handle satchel can hold a lot ... It's about 18" long.

I admit I am a little on the advant garde side and have been guilty of altering bags to get the desired edgy effect ... I once dyed a tomato-red leather bag black, then used acetone to get an acid-wash effect with touches of the red bleeding through (I still have it).

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