HautTotes

Handcrafted Made To Order Couture Tote Bags & Purses

Carson City, Nevada 8533 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars (3588)

HautTotes

Handcrafted Made To Order Couture Tote Bags & Purses

Carson City, Nevada | 8533 Sales

Melissa Lewis

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Melissa Lewis

Announcement    All my bags are made in the USA, using exclusive fabric with LICENSED artwork.

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016

All my bags are made in the USA, using exclusive fabric with LICENSED artwork.

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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

    CT, 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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