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The idea for these bags came from seeing the multitude of cyclists riding around with their bags slug across their backs and thinking that there had to be a better alternative to those often drab, grey/black, canvas bags. Why not something more elegantly "grungie",something you'd perhaps see on the backs of cyclists in Europe. The inspiration for my bags came from seeing a mail carrier in a foreign film...Those bags were plan leather pouches, slug across the chest,sitting at the hip. I wanted to reproduce that simplicity.No buckles, zippers or rings,just a neat pouch with a flap opening in interesting parings of colors and patterns.These bags sit comfortably over the shoulder and across the chest,resting on the hip. I did not want to feel constrained by the bag but wanted it to feel part of the body, something you could wear all day without really noticing it. I think the bags come off looking "elegant" but yet very much rustic in their construction,with thread knottings very visible and reinforcement mini-patches where I think the bag would most certainly take the most wear.
Large bag measures approx. 17 1/4"wide x 14 1/2"high.
Smaller size measures approx. 13" wide x11" high. The measurement from where the strap meets the bag across the chest and back is approx 39". Can be altered if desired.
The idea for these bags came from seeing the multitude of cyclists riding around with their bags slug across their backs and thinking that there had to be a better alternative to those often drab, grey/black, canvas bags. Why not something more elegantly "grungie",something you'd perhaps see on the backs of cyclists in Europe. The inspiration for my bags came from seeing a mail carrier in a foreign film...Those bags were plan leather pouches, slug across the chest,sitting at the hip. I wanted to reproduce that simplicity.No buckles, zippers or rings,just a neat pouch with a flap opening in interesting parings of colors and patterns.These bags sit comfortably over the shoulder and across the chest,resting on the hip. I did not want to feel constrained by the bag but wanted it to feel part of the body, something you could wear all day without really noticing it. I think the bags come off looking "elegant" but yet very much rustic in their construction,with thread knottings very visible and reinforcement mini-patches where I think the bag would most certainly take the most wear.
Large bag measures approx. 17 1/4"wide x 14 1/2"high.
Smaller size measures approx. 13" wide x11" high. The measurement from where the strap meets the bag across the chest and back is approx 39". Can be altered if desired.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(12)
Reviewed by christy0110
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 29, 2018
Beautifully crafted!!!! Perfect size to hold all my “stuff”, and love the pockets inside.
Black messenger with grecian key motif

Reviewed by PK
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 13, 2017
Great communication w Maria, first of all. The bag is *beautifully* crafted, and well thought out. I put the stuff I need a lot (phone, wallet, keys) in the big...slot/pouch (can't think of the word) on the inside and there is copious space for change purse, brush, iPad, etc. in the remainder. I've gotten lots of gushing comments about it - just on looks alone. Taken it on an extended trip to London and it wears well! While the strap feels a *little* wide for every day use, it helps when shlepping around a big city. Takes the pressure off the shoulder. Really can't recommend it highly enough. I'm going to get another in a different color.
Great communication w Maria, first of all. The bag is *beautifully* crafted, and well thought out. I put the stuff I need a lot (phone, wallet, keys) in the big...slot/pouch (can't think of the word) on the inside and there is copious space for change purse, brush, iPad, etc. in the remainder. I've gotten lots of gushing comments about it - just on looks alone. Taken it on an extended trip to London and it wears well! While the strap feels a *little* wide for every day use, it helps when shlepping around a big city. Takes the pressure off the shoulder. Really can't...
Black messenger with grecian key motif

Reviewed by jeribelle2000
5 out of 5 stars
Jan 26, 2017
Absolutely the best bag! I love them nice and large, and this one is terrific, for all the things I find I must have with me. Beautifully made, the style isn't overbearing though. And did I say blue is my color?! A girl simply cannot go wrong with one of these bags!
Black & Gold Motif Tote

Reviewed by df mh
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 1, 2016
So beautiful bag and I fell in love immediately. Maria was very nice and pleasant to communicate with. Very good customer service throughout. The bag was wrapped well and came in timely manner. Thanks!
Brown & Flower Pattern Messenger w/Geometric lining

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  • Handmade item
  • Material: upholstery grade vinyl and upholstery fabric
  • Feedback: 12 reviews
  • Favorited by: 37 people
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