Monday, October 6, 2008

Fantastic Handmade Handbags

I don't think I ever blogged about my friend Valerie's fabulous handbags. Valerie is the owner of a company Holland Cox, which she named after her grandmother. She creates bags from original designs and has an impeccable eye for great fabric combinations. I think this Fall's new colorways are some of the best! I own a few already, and just ordered another (and have another one that I'm still deciding on). The craftsmanship on them are as perfect as the colors, believe me. For example, if I were to sew a bag, it would look "homemade" in a cute, kindergarten kind of way. That is SO not the case here!

She creates limited quantities of her bags, so that each is unique and unlikely to be seen carried by someone else on the Metro. You can find different styles and colors at a cool bricks and mortar showroom Dekka on U Street in DC, a collaborative effort with several local indie designers, as well as on her web site. She is also the writer at one of my regularly-checked out blogs, Insatiable Need.

Here are a few of my fall favorites:





Check them out! (And buy!)


  1. They are great, aren't they?! You can go to Valerie's web site:
    she may not have these exact styles still available, but there are many nice ones!

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