Announcement Thank you for visiting my shop! If you are local to St. Pete, FL and the Tampa Bay area you may have seen my booth at the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete. Although the market is closed for the foreseeable future, I've been working hard to move my inventory into my online store. If you are familiar with my products, but don't see them here, just drop me a note (!) I likely have it, just haven't had a chance to list it yet. Thank you and stay healthy!
Thank you for visiting my shop! If you are local to St. Pete, FL and the Tampa Bay area you may have seen my booth at the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete. Although the market is closed for the foreseeable future, I've been working hard to move my inventory into my online store. If you are familiar with my products, but don't see them here, just drop me a note (!) I likely have it, just haven't had a chance to list it yet. Thank you and stay healthy!
Lindsay on Apr 18, 20225 out of 5 stars
So thrilled for my (replacement) tote! I believe the my first one lasted almost 10 years through countless markets, road trips, beach days and day to day adventures! It probably would have lasted way longer if I didn't love it so much and insist on taking it everywhere. Honestly, I've bought so many different things from this shop... it started with loving the concept of upcycled materials, and but man... the quality (and creativity!)! check out the original coffee sack design incorporated into the tote! Love it!! Thank you!! edit: it was shipped same day of purchase and arrived in 3 days!
Every bag has a story
Hi there! After years of working on Capitol Hill and then an 18 month road trip down the PanAmerican Highway (all the way to Argentina!), I settled in St. Petersburg, FL along with my wonderfully patient and supportive husband. That transition in life gave me the opportunity to do what I love – create. Everyday I get to wake up and make something tangible with my hands. I get to upcycle fabrics, blend fashion and function, and create one-of-a-kind handbags.
Spring Green Handbags was born from a desire for the ultimate handbag. I simply couldn't find a handbag that met all my needs. Namely, I wanted a handbag that was both fashionable and functional. A seemingly simple request, but yet, so elusive. So I sat down at my sewing machine and channeled the energy and can-do attitude (some may call it stubbornness) from the long line of sewing women from which I come. Through passion, frustration, experience, and many MANY hours of designing, cutting, sewing, and trying again, the leather "Journey Bag" came into fruition. It is durable, fashionable, comfortable, uses upcycled fabric for the pockets, and holds all my necessities safely and securely. And with that, Spring Green Handbags was launched.
Spring Green Handbags proudly incorporates upcycled fabric into every single handbag. Leather purses have fun upcycled fabrics in the pockets, burlap bags are crafted from jute coffee sacks and vinyl billboard misprints, vintage maps are laminated from 1950's world atlases...
As a lifelong avid thrifter (and from a large family of thrifters), I was constantly finding fabulous old scarves, neck ties, dresses, skirts, table clothes, etc. that had been cast aside but still had so much potential! Before even starting Spring Green Handbags I had bins full of fun cast-offs with plans to reuse these colorful fabrics. Now with Spring Green Handbags in full swing, I have a legitimate reason to visit all my favorite thrift stores and flea markets :)!
:::EVERY BAG HAS A STORY:::
Over time, my product line has evolved and expanded to include a wide variety handbags, pouches, totes, clutches, and other bags all with the goal of combining function, fashion, and upcycling. Whether it's a map from an old atlas, the vinyl from a "Steak 'n Shake" billboard, or a leather tote with a Vera Wang scarf for a pocket, every bag has a story. Each bag is shipped with a note detailing its one-of-a-kind story.
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