Uptown Redesigns at the Beach, by Sandy Philpott

Clearwater, Florida
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Last updated on May 23, 2022

Handmade leather and canvas bags


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About UptownRedesigns

Sales 72
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Handcrafted Leather and Canvas Bags

Uptown Redesigns is an individually owned and operated design studio based in Florida that produces high-quality handcrafted bags with select vintage and new materials. Owner and designer Sandy Philpott draws on inspirations from the past and present, including life at the beach in Florida to design and develop each unique piece.

Originally established as an outlet to bring her creative visions to life by utilizing only existing materials (due to limited start-up funding and self-taught leatherworking skills), the business slowly and organically grew as clients discovered Sandy’s unique talents to transform vintage garments into new bags to suit their current needs. Clients enjoy shopping Sandy’s continually rotating boutique collection of original designs, and also submit their own discarded garments for specially-ordered custom designs.

After more than 10 years of designing and developing upcycled leather bags from outdated leather garments, Sandy recently expanded her line to also include small, limited-edition batches of durable waxed and stone-washed canvas bags.

Shop members

  • Sandy

    Owner, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Uptown Redesigns produces high-quality handcrafted bags with both vintage and new materials.

Bags created with used/upcycled materials may show signs of distress and wear. These elements were carefully integrated to add character to the finished piece and should not detract from the overall quality or durability of the bag. Please note that these bags may have imperfections and irregularities, as they are all individually designed and created one at a time.

Bags created with canvas are composed of all new materials. However, such materials were carefully selected to mimic the look and feel of vintage leathers, and such will also age and show distress, wear, and patina over time. In particular, the waxed canvas is designed to show such distressing and will continue to age with character and soul with continued use. These bags are also designed and handmade by Uptown Redesigns.

Clients should carefully review all photos and descriptions about such details related to the condition of the materials before making a purchase to ensure understanding of the final product.

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Cancellations: accepted

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