TinaFrantzDesigns

Haute HandBags

San Diego, California · 135 Sales

TinaFrantzDesigns

Haute HandBags

San Diego, California 135 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(8)

Announcement   Welcome! Here you'll find a large array of one-of-a-kind, unique, up-cycled, hand-crafted handbags, and a small selection of made-to-order designs available upon request. Wholesale inquiries are welcome! We include wristlets, clutches, shoulder bags, pouches, extra wide clutches, and weekenders in our offerings. WE DO CUSTOM, so please convo me with any custom requests!!!

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Announcement

Last updated on Apr 17, 2016

Welcome! Here you'll find a large array of one-of-a-kind, unique, up-cycled, hand-crafted handbags, and a small selection of made-to-order designs available upon request. Wholesale inquiries are welcome! We include wristlets, clutches, shoulder bags, pouches, extra wide clutches, and weekenders in our offerings. WE DO CUSTOM, so please convo me with any custom requests!!!

Click here to like us on FB! https://www.facebook.com/TinaFrantzDesigns

Follow us on Instagram! Instagram.com/tinafrantzdesigns

Tina Frantz

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Tina Frantz

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(8)
Hillary Meinheit

Hillary Meinheit on Dec 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These little pouch clutches are great fo so many things! We ordered a bunch to give out as gifts, but are having a very difficult time letting go of any! Thank you Tina for yet another great set of items!

Hillary Meinheit

Hillary Meinheit on Oct 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely stunning, one of a kind clutch. I cannot wait to start showing this off on my next trip to Chicago!

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Updates

Our Annalis Tote in Raffia hits the beach pretty nicely! #beachbag #vacay #summertime

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Annalis Tote Bag in Burnt Sienna Raffia
$150.00
Hitting the High Desert, where it's really HOT.

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Luella Extra Wide Clutch in Pale Blue and Green
$65.00

About

How it all Began...

I began my company, Tina Frantz Designs, out of a simple love of fabrics. While working as an Interior Designer in Manhattan and Southern California, I would get so excited when the furniture reps made their regular rounds to pull the discontinued fabric samples from our shelves. The first time I saw such a pile on the floor, headed for the dumpster, I panicked. "But these fabrics are so beautiful, how could they possibly be garbage?!" I swiftly bagged them up and lugged them back to my East Village walk-up. I knew something amazing could be done with these gorgeous, fairly sizeable swatches.

With time my collection grew and grew, and I considered it my most prized possession. I began making throw pillows, baby quilts for friends, leather coasters…I even tried my hand at table wear. Then one day I made a really cool clutch. I put a vintage buckle on it and named it ‘The Madge’. I wore it with leather jeans and a puffy sleeve jacket all over New York City, and always got compliments. From then on, whenever I pulled out a swatch, I immediately saw a fabulous handbag in my mind’s eye. The rest was history!

Since 2012 I have hand-made and sold well over 200 one-of-a-kind handbags, each made with 50 to 100% upcycled materials. After being selected for one of three coveted Emerging Designer spots at NYNOW 2014, I am proud to be found in fine boutiques across the US and Canada.

My favorite part of designing these bags is the "making something out of nothing" aspect. I love to figure out the best usage for every last square inch of a beautiful embossed leather, or how to best showcase a cool chintz linen. Most of all, I love turning would-be waste into something beautiful and useful, because I believe great fabric is a terrible thing to waste.

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Last updated on December 1, 2015
"It is said that there are 2 kinds of people in the world, women obsessed with Handbags, and men."
It is true! There is something about Handbags that reaches in and grabs at the very soul of a woman, prompting us to stuff our closets with them, spend crazy money to have them, and sometimes even favor them above shoes (for goodness sake!)  It may be the flirty sassiness of a clutch that gets you, or the refined quality of a gorgeous leather shoulder bag that really makes your heart sing.  Whatever your poison, you 'll likely find it here, because its our poison too. We love handbags of all shapes and sizes, for every imaginable occasion (and some unimaginable ones too!)  We carry day bags, evening wear, weekenders...and what's more, the goods we use are up-cycled fabric and leather samples from the furniture industry, saved from the dumpster. Yep,  we turn this would-be waste into something charming and useful. We have to, because we believe beautiful fabric is a terrible thing to waste!

So please peruse and enjoy our handbags, designed with passion, straight from the soul...

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We are happy to provide an exact quote and adjust shipping costs upon request, via US Post or UPS.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not 100% satisfied, we will refund your purchase within 30 days.