LaraHoweDesigns

Purses, Backpacks & Pouches

Springfield, Oregon · 1732 Sales

LaraHoweDesigns

Purses, Backpacks & Pouches

Springfield, Oregon 1732 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(611)

Shop owner

Lara Howe

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Announcement   Free shipping on all orders of $100 or more. Use coupon code FREESHIPPING at checkout to receive discount.... Welcome to my shop where most of my bags are "Limited edition" or "One of a kind" items. I ship daily Monday through Friday. It takes 2-3 days to arrive anywhere in the USA and 11-14 days for International shipping. (During holidays and bad weather add a couple of days)
Thank you so much for visiting my shop and supporting crafter's like me.
Lara

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 8, 2017

Free shipping on all orders of $100 or more. Use coupon code FREESHIPPING at checkout to receive discount.... Welcome to my shop where most of my bags are "Limited edition" or "One of a kind" items. I ship daily Monday through Friday. It takes 2-3 days to arrive anywhere in the USA and 11-14 days for International shipping. (During holidays and bad weather add a couple of days)
Thank you so much for visiting my shop and supporting crafter's like me.
Lara

Lara Howe

Contact shop owner

Lara Howe

Small hip bag- Paisley cotton
Small hip bag- Paisley cotton
$22.00
Large hip bag- Paisley cotton
Large hip bag- Paisley cotton
$26.00
Small messenger- Paisley cotton
Small messenger- Paisley cotton
$36.00
Large messenger bag- Paisley cotton
Large messenger bag- Paisley cotton
$41.00
Small backpack- Paisley cotton
Small backpack- Paisley cotton
$47.00
Medium Pouch- Butterfly cotton
Medium Pouch- Butterfly cotton
$4.00
Small messenger- Dark chocolate brown cotton
Small messenger- Dark chocolate brown cotton
$36.00
Small backpack- Dark chocolate brown cotton
Small backpack- Dark chocolate brown cotton
$47.00
Large hip bag- Van Gogh inspired cotton
Large hip bag- Van Gogh inspired cotton
$26.00
Small messenger- Van Gogh inspired cotton
Small messenger- Van Gogh inspired cotton
$36.00
Small backpack- Van Gogh inspired cotton
Small backpack- Van Gogh inspired cotton
$47.00
Small backpack- Purple cotton
Small backpack- Purple cotton
$47.00
Medium Pouch- Blue, black and silver swirl cotton
Medium Pouch- Blue, black and silver swirl cotton
$4.00
Small hip bag- Black cotton
Small hip bag- Black cotton
$22.00
Large hip bag- Black cotton
Large hip bag- Black cotton
$26.00
Small messenger- Black cotton
Small messenger- Black cotton
$36.00
Small backpack- Black cotton
Small backpack- Black cotton
$47.00
Small backpack- Peacock floral print cotton
Small backpack- Peacock floral print cotton
$47.00
Small messenger- Mulberry cotton
Small messenger- Mulberry cotton
$36.00
Small backpack- Mulberry cotton
Small backpack- Mulberry cotton
$47.00
Medium Pouch- Mulberry tie dye cotton
Medium Pouch- Mulberry tie dye cotton
$4.00
Large Pouch- Mulberry tie dye cotton
Large Pouch- Mulberry tie dye cotton
$6.00
Small pouch- Rose floral print cotton
Small pouch- Rose floral print cotton
$3.00
Medium Pouch- Rose floral print cotton
Medium Pouch- Rose floral print cotton
$4.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(611)
David Ketchum

David Ketchum on Aug 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is exactly what I was looking for, with just the right amount of pockets and space for my small wallet, keys, phone, and business cards. Excellent quality, fast shipping. The attention and care Lara put into crafting this bag shows, and others recognize it, too. Thank you, Lara! You're now my source for bags, backpacks, and pouches! :)

Kathleen McGuire

Kathleen McGuire on Aug 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Great quality and the perfect size to keep in a purse or center console for emergencies!

JTMCINNIS

JTMCINNIS on Aug 5, 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Nice small bag. Love the color!

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Just posted these this morning. Love this south seas print solarium canvas. It's not only a very cool print but it's water resistant too...

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About

About Lara Howe Designs

My first sewing experience was when I was about 6 or 7. My mother gave me a little sewing kit and using the fabric from a dress I had out grown, sat beneath the apple tree in our backyard and stitched together my first purse.

Years later in my home economics class, Mrs. Kuesler introduced me to the sewing machine and a hot iron and well.... I knew in that moment I had found my "chocolate" in life. You know, the thing that really gets your creative juices flowing and just down right makes you happy.

It wasn't until our second child was born that I had the idea to sell some of my homemade creations at our local handcraft market. That was 20 years ago... and I am so blessed to say my sewing helped me be a stay at home mom and continues to help pay our bills and put food on our table.

Thanks to my customers at the Eugene Oregon Saturday Market who pushed me to go on-line with my products, I've begun a whole new adventure and ship my bags all over the world now... It just amazes me. Every sale puts a smile on my face and inspires me to keep creating. It's a blessing, as sewing isn't something I do...it's part of who I am. I can no more stop sewing than breathing, it would seem.

It is very important to me to make my bags with materials sourced from countries that do not use chemicals like formaldehyde or arsenic as a preservative. Most of the fabrics I use are made in the USA and Canada. The textile industry is quite a toxic process in some places in the world and those toxins don't stop being toxic once the process is over. Most if not all continue off gassing while you are wearing/using them and are quite carcinogenic. That is just not something I want to support or have my customers wearing. So go ahead and breath easy while your wearing my bags... they won't poison you... I promise.

I thank you for visiting my shop and hope you enjoy what you see! If you do...please share or tell a friend. Word of mouth has kept me in business for over 20 years and I greatly appreciate it.

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Shop policies

Last updated on June 9, 2017
Welcome to Lara Howe Designs. I hope you enjoy browsing through my current bag selection and find one that is just right for you. If you don't find what you are looking for try again. The fabrics I use are always changing and I post new bags every week.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Orders are shipped within 24 hours of purchase Monday through Friday unless it is a custom request.
Shipping
All purchases will be shipped within 1 business day unless it is a custom order. I use USPS and am able to ship world wide. It takes 2-3 days to arrive anywhere in the USA and @11-14 days Internationally. International orders are subject to duty fees via customs. This differs from country to country. For more information check with your customs office...
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me directly if you have any issues with your order. I accept returns within 7 days of delivery as long as the bag is unused including being free of perfumes and returned to me in a box. You will receive a full refund for your purchase minus the return shipping fees.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you so much for visiting my shop... I have been selling my products for the past 25 years and am incredibly grateful for every sale.