Net Bags

The oh-so-humble and iconic market bag made a big comeback last summer, as the ultimate steal of the season. For me, however, the net bag has always been in style.

Currently Crushing On: Woven Cane

Straw, rattan, cane . . . ’tis the season for all things woven. I’ve been obsessing over cane, a woven webbing that has been used in furniture making for over 100 years because of its…

The Tote You Never Knew You Needed

I knew swearing off oversized bags would only last for so long. Summer is over and M Missoni‘s large felt tote is the only thing I need to haul around all the cold weather accessories…

WaiWai

This ain’t your ordinary straw bag. WaiWai designer Leo Neves has given summer’s hottest...

Aranáz

Inspired by the indigenous craftsmanship of their Filipino heritage, Becky Aranáz and her two daughters founded their own handbag label nearly 18 years ago. Aranáz quickly became covetable by Manila’s chic fashion set but it wasn’t until…

Spotted: Vintage Souvenir Straw Bags

There’s no doubt that at some point during my childhood, I convinced my parents to buy me a straw tote while on vacation, emblazoned with the word “Mexico” across it. Or maybe it was the “Bahamas” –…

Cuero&Mør

Husband and wife duo Maria Diaz and Pepe Romero started their LA based handbag label Cuero&Mør without any background in design or fashion. They simply shared a deep desire to make bags that they felt were lacking in the…

Mercado Global Fall 2015

Before completing her junior year at Yale, Ruth DeGolia pursued her idea to help the indigenous women of Rue, Guatemala overcome the poverty and oppression they faced as returned refugees. She created a market for…

DIY Rope Bag

I’ve had instructions on how-to-sew-rope-bowls saved to my Pinterest “to do” board for awhile now. A few weekends ago, I finally got around to making a few delightful baskets that were surprisingly easy to make. However, they…