JohnMetBetty

Vegan Leather Bags, Totes, Clutches & Wallets HANDMADE

Bainbridge, Washington · 280 Sales

JohnMetBetty

Vegan Leather Bags, Totes, Clutches & Wallets HANDMADE

Bainbridge, Washington 280 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(135)

Announcement   Vegan Leather Bags, Totes, Clutches & Wallets HANDMADE in the USA.
All designs are original, sewn by me in my studio in WA state. Brighten your day with a fun *POP* of color! Make To Order purchases will be shipped within one week of purchase date. I ship USPS Priority Mail with insurance for all orders within the US.

Orders Placed between Wednesday May 17-21 will be shipped on May 22nd. Thanks for your understanding!

Upcoming Shows for 2017

Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show - June 24-25th Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

Bainbridge Island - Grand Old Fourth - July 4th Winslow - Bainbridge Island WA

Bellevue Festival Of The Arts - July 28-30th, Bellevue WA

Retail:

Magnolia's Shoes Bainbridge Island, WA
More coming soon!

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Last updated on May 15, 2017

Vegan Leather Bags, Totes, Clutches & Wallets HANDMADE in the USA.
All designs are original, sewn by me in my studio in WA state. Brighten your day with a fun *POP* of color! Make To Order purchases will be shipped within one week of purchase date. I ship USPS Priority Mail with insurance for all orders within the US.

Orders Placed between Wednesday May 17-21 will be shipped on May 22nd. Thanks for your understanding!

Upcoming Shows for 2017

Urban Craft Uprising Summer Show - June 24-25th Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

Bainbridge Island - Grand Old Fourth - July 4th Winslow - Bainbridge Island WA

Bellevue Festival Of The Arts - July 28-30th, Bellevue WA

Retail:

Magnolia's Shoes Bainbridge Island, WA
More coming soon!

Facebook: http://facebook.com/JohnMetBetty
Twitter: http://twitter.com/johnmetbetty
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/JohnMetBetty/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/johnmetbettyhandbags

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Jillian Darnell

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5 out of 5 stars
(135)
mlevy53

mlevy53 on May 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely awesome bag - so soft, well-made, and super-polished design. Thank you for working with my special request, Jill. I love it!

archileus

archileus on Apr 27, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping. Love the purse, it was exactly as pictured. Such a fun design, great quality. Thank you!

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Audrey Wallets in Vintage Plaid, available soon!
New vegan bags are in the shop! More on the way soon!

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About

About Me!

Jillian Darnell has been designing one of a kind vegan leather bags, totes and clutches for over 10 years. Originally from Toronto Canada, she studied fine arts at The University of Waterloo and Fashion Design at George Brown College in Toronto. Her interest in design and leatherwork began while working in the leather industry in Acton Ontario. Jillian now resides on Bainbridge Island in Washington State with her husband, two boxers and two cats. All handbags are created with eco-friendly faux leathers and new and vintage fabrics from start to finish by Jillian in her home studio.

A note from Jill: John Met Betty is named after my grandparents John & Betty Thompson, who shared a flair for style, a storybook romance and a love for the PNW. Jillian's grandparents John & Betty met and married in Vancouver BC, they had their first date riding bikes in Stanley Park. Growing up in Ontario, Canada, I often heard stories about their lives out west, picture books of the west coast lined my grandparents coffee table. It was serendipitous that my husband and I ended up out here 10 years ago, it feels like fate in many ways. With my family history in the PNW and a love equal to what my grandparents had for this magical place, I felt it was fitting to name my company after them.

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During my first few years living in the US, I practiced and made handbags as a hobby, filling my time until my green card arrived. I wasn't really sure about making handbags for a living until I listed my first few on Etsy, where I received a lot of positive response. Etsy gave me the exposure I needed, while increasing my confidence in the work I was doing. I developed a love for making and designing handbags and finally felt like I had found my artistic medium.

In 2013 we took another opportunity and moved to NY state. My husband and I spent two years exploring NYC and living in Westchester county. Alas, it was short lived, as amazing as NY was, we felt the tug in our hearts to return to the beauty of the west coast. We now reside on Bainbridge Island, with our two boxers, Zeus and Penny, and cats, Spirit and Shadow.

Most days I spend working in my home studio, taking breaks to garden or go on a walk with my dogs. I do several shows in Seattle, Bainbridge Island, and sometimes NYC or Chicago each year.

Why John Met Betty?

John Met Betty is named after my grandparents John & Betty Thompson, who shared a flair for style, a storybook romance and a love for the PNW. Jillian's grandparents John & Betty met and married in Vancouver BC, their first date was riding bikes in Stanley Park. Growing up in Ontario, Canada, I often heard stories about their lives out west, picture books of the west coast lined my grandparents coffee table. It was serendipitous that my husband and I ended up out here 10 years ago, it feels like fate in many ways. With my family history in the PNW and a love equal to what my grandparents had for this magical place, I felt it was fitting to name my company after them.

Jillian Darnell has been designing one of a kind vegan leather bags, totes and clutches for over 10 years. Originally from Toronto Canada, she studied fine arts at The University of Waterloo and Fashion Design at George Brown College in Toronto. Her interest in design and leatherwork began while working in the leather industry in Acton Ontario. Jillian now resides on Bainbridge Island in Washington State with her husband, two boxers and two cats. All handbags are created with eco-friendly faux leathers and new and vintage fabrics from start to finish by Jillian in her home studio.


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    Jillian Darnell has been designing one of a kind vegan leather bags, totes and clutches for over 10 years. All handbags are created with eco-friendly faux leathers and new and vintage fabrics from start to finish by Jillian in her home studio.

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