HautTotes

Handcrafted Made To Order Couture Purses & Tote Bags

Dayton, Nevada · 8050 Sales

HautTotes

Handcrafted Made To Order Couture Purses & Tote Bags

Dayton, Nevada 8050 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(3461)

HautTotes is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Haut Totes will re open January 2017.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Oct 31, 2016

Haut Totes will re open January 2017.

Melissa Lewis

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3461)
Maggie Couch

Maggie Couch on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So glad added a zip pocket. Very handy & so neatly done! Great extras for my beautiful purse. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Maggie Couch

Maggie Couch on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the most beautiful purse I've ever bought. Melissa so wonderful to work with me. Will certainly order more soon. 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Maggie Couch

Maggie Couch on Jun 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The Alice in Wonderland quote on the purse's bottom makes me grin! Just love it & so beautifully done. Perfect! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Maggie Couch

Maggie Couch on Jun 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely thrilled with Cheshire Cat cosmetic bag! Melissa so helpful & wonderful to work with. Will order again! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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About

Down the Rabbit Hole...

My daughter was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type II at 18 months old. Because of the SMA (a neuromuscular condition) she is completely non ambulatory and must use a motorized wheelchair to get around.

When she was 9 she wanted a purse that attached to the side of her wheelchair, so we looked... and looked... and looked! But we couldn’t find anything designed to attach to the arm of a wheelchair that was even remotely cool.

So, I busted out the sewing machine and made her a bag with pink and black skull fabric added rhinestones to the eyes and topped it all off with hot pink fake fur trim.
She got so many comments about how great the bag was and so many people asking where she got it, that I thought I would give making, and selling handbags a try.

It’s been a wild ride ever since :)

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  • Melissa Lewis

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, All Around Sweat Shop Worker

    World traveler turned desert rat, handbag & jewelry designer, fabric addict, tattooed, collector of oddities, gardener, laundry lass, homework checker & cat servant.

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  • BHS Industries

    Connecticut, United States

    BHS is a small family owned pewter casting company in CT. They cast my winged skeleton keys. Their commitment to exceptionally high quality casting & great customer service, have made them a pleasure to work with these past years!

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