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SIMBA SAMBA Cute cream patent leather artwear handbag with elephant face & feathers

SIMBA SAMBA Cute cream patent leather artwear handbag with elephant face & feathers

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: patent leather, brass, bone
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The original "fashion re-fashioned"-- since 2005. All bags & other components of my work are vintage or otherwise up-cycled.

"Simba Samba" is a beautiful cream patent leather handbag with a hard fold-in handle that tucks inside and converts it into a versatile clutch! I've dressed this bag with an antique brass and carved bone elephant nestled in a rich bed of cream feathers. Ready for Mardi Gras or Carnival! A great neutral bag to go with your winter cream clothing pieces (so trendy now!) or with your lighter colors warmer months to come. Dress it up or down--its versatile! The bag will still have its original label inside (if any) along with my own fabric Dressed Up Cat label inside. 8.5" by 6" by 1" , handle drop 3" .

A detachable brass tag boasts this bag's name: "Simba Samba" on one side and the Dressed Up Cat logo on the reverse.

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My handbags and other accessories are fashion that’s “re-fashioned”, coming from my fast stash of "found" and vintage purses and other “odd” components I’ve collected from here, there and everywhere. The handbags usually tell a story—often funny, and sometimes downright sarcastic. I have such fun seeing shapes, forms, and textures evolve into special pieces that say something to--and about--the women who carry them. I like working on leather bags with a lot of remaining “life” and my other components can be from old house wares, discarded feather boas, broken costume jewelry and wood or stone carvings.

I started this project purely for my own amusement, but it took on a life of its own. I distinctly remember the first time a total stranger said to me “I LOVE that bag—where did you get it?” My handbags have since been sold in boutiques, art galleries, craft shops and art fairs. They are great for starting a conversation in a room full of strangers. I continue to be fascinated by a handbag’s innate ability to unite women across age, geographic and cultural boundaries.

I’ve taken a hiatus, but my collection of “this and that” has been waiting (somewhat) patiently in my closet. Actually, it’s been a series of closets. But the creative itch is back, and I'm delighted to again offer my bags and other treasures exclusively here on Etsy. Please enjoy!
The original "fashion re-fashioned"-- since 2005. All bags & other components of my work are vintage or otherwise up-cycled.

"Simba Samba" is a beautiful cream patent leather handbag with a hard fold-in handle that tucks inside and converts it into a versatile clutch! I've dressed this bag with an antique brass and carved bone elephant nestled in a rich bed of cream feathers. Ready for Mardi Gras or Carnival! A great neutral bag to go with your winter cream clothing pieces (so trendy now!) or with your lighter colors warmer months to come. Dress it up or down--its versatile! The bag will still have its original label inside (if any) along with my own fabric Dressed Up Cat label inside. 8.5" by 6" by 1" , handle drop 3" .

A detachable brass tag boasts this bag's name: "Simba Samba" on one side and the Dressed Up Cat logo on the reverse.

Domestic Shipping is free.

My handbags and other accessories are fashion that’s “re-fashioned”, coming from my fast stash of "found" and vintage purses and other “odd” components I’ve collected from here, there and everywhere. The handbags usually tell a story—often funny, and sometimes downright sarcastic. I have such fun seeing shapes, forms, and textures evolve into special pieces that say something to--and about--the women who carry them. I like working on leather bags with a lot of remaining “life” and my other components can be from old house wares, discarded feather boas, broken costume jewelry and wood or stone carvings.

I started this project purely for my own amusement, but it took on a life of its own. I distinctly remember the first time a total stranger said to me “I LOVE that bag—where did you get it?” My handbags have since been sold in boutiques, art galleries, craft shops and art fairs. They are great for starting a conversation in a room full of strangers. I continue to be fascinated by a handbag’s innate ability to unite women across age, geographic and cultural boundaries.

I’ve taken a hiatus, but my collection of “this and that” has been waiting (somewhat) patiently in my closet. Actually, it’s been a series of closets. But the creative itch is back, and I'm delighted to again offer my bags and other treasures exclusively here on Etsy. Please enjoy!

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