Sometimes, it seems that my goal is to see how much handmade style I can jam together in one post. That’s certainly the case with these stellar handmade bags. The makers behind the spread you see below are from all over the map, yet they all have one thing in common: they’re creating some of the best handmade bags on the planet.
No matter what your taste is, there is a bag for you. Want something modern? Try that spacey backpack from Birdwalk or the creamy and dreamy Alma Crossbody bag from The Beta Version. A fan of rustic? Then Peg and Awl will win your heart with their Rouge backpack. And can we all just gawk a bit over Domesticated Bovine’s entire color-filled collection? No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a bag here for you. Which one is your favorite? Visit the shop of these makers and let us know which one you prefer.
First column, top to bottom: Cross Body Tote in Shadow Mesh by Mizu via Pinklion, Leather Tote and Pouch Combo by Mayko Bags, Landscape Clutches (California and Nevada) from Lee Coren, Tweak Bag in Orange by Birdwalk via Pinklion, Brown Leather Tote by Attila Bags via Pinklion.
About the collection:
First column, top to bottom:
- Cross Body Tote in Shadow Mesh by Mizu via Pinklion: As durable as leather and as light as smoke. Each individually handcrafted bag is made of utility-grade, PVC coated mesh to create an ultra-reliable piece to accompany you wherever you go.
- Leather Tote and Pouch Combo by Mayko Bags: Unlined tote with two magnetic closure, one Large & spacious compartment and an extra compartment on the side for mobile & keys. Unlined pouch features strong & resistant zipper and one compartment.
- Landscape Clutches (California and Nevada) from Lee Coren: The California landscape photo was taken by me during a road trip to the mountains and the hot hot heat landscape photo was taken by me during a road trip in the Nevada desert. It is printed onto a sturdy cotton mix fabric; A fun flat clutch, fully lined and closed with a quality YKK metal zipper and vegan leather wristlet.
- Tweak Bag in Orange by Birdwalk via Pinklion: Tweak is an intelligent bag designed for cosmopolitan women to carry their office essentials and personal belongings. Can be a backpack or a handbag, it’s up to you! It is compact and lightweight, water repellent and its versatility made it available in two models with different features inside. The Straight Tweak has the main compartment easy to access from the top or sides with the all around zipper and includes two inner pockets for your gadgets and other small items. With the Laptop & Tablet Tweak you can also carry your 13” laptop in a dedicated compartment and house your tablet in a soft pocket. Plus you get a vertical zip pocket to store your chargers.
- Brown Leather Tote by Attila Bags via Pinklion: This vegetable tanned brown leather tote bag is beautiful and durable, but soft. The leather has been tanned in Italy,using the old traditional vegetable tanning process. Tanning Leather is the best natural product. The leather will take on its own life and become only more beautiful with use! You can use this bag anywhere….any time and any place. A timeless classic!
Second column, top to bottom:
- Canvas Tote by Umbrella Collective: With a soft and durable Italian camel leather base, a cotton canvas outer shell, and a lively cotton lining, the Canvas Tote is a classic carryall. A magnetic snap closure keeps contents secure, while the interior pocket holds small loose items. Vegetable-tanned leather straps age beautifully over time, softening and darkening with your touch.
- Alma Crossbody Bag by The Beta Version: Laser cut, removable, adjustable shoulder straps (125-100 cm), zip closure, 1 small open pocket inside, unlined.
- The Rogue Backpack by Peg and Awl: The Rogue Backpack is ideally sized both for jam-packing or light toting! It is a modern re-creation of a classic scout pack and is steeped in the traditions of exploration and adventure. As one scout motto advises: ‘Better to have it when you need it, than to need it and not have it.’
- Orange Blush Bag by Domesticated Bovine: Very soft suede tote, slightly smaller than the tote but still comfortably roomy and durable enough to go anywhere. It is deliberately simple in design, unlined, raw edge, hand stitched and hand dyed. Shown here in Orange Blush with Natural Tan Nubuck leather handles and logo embossed internal detail. The hand stitch detail is in Kelly Green.