Frilling Friday: Recycled Leather


Happy Friday!

Recently I discovered (via LovingEco) recycled leather goods, and I’m loving the look of some of the recycled leather handbags I’ve found. These artists use castoff leather jackets, pants, and upholstery to create one-of-a-kind, earth-friendly accessories.

The Safari bag:

Navajo Shoulder bag:

Teal Ruffled Clutch:

The Tote, by Erin Templeton:

Are you picky about handbags and purses?  I am just about the pickiest person alive, and I’m especially picky about handbags.  I think the older I get, the more discerning I get about what I buy; I have bought too many items over the years that I didn’t really like after all, didn’t last, or were too trendy to last through years. These days, I want a smaller, more functional, better-quality wardrobe and accessory collection.  I don’t want clutter. I want to buy less, and be choosy so that when I do purchase an item, I know it’s one I’ll use and love for a long time.  And I’m willing to hunt a long time for the “right” item for me.

What kind of shopper are you?  Are you like me, unwilling to settle for “ok”?  Are you an impulse buyer? Would you rather have a lot of variety or the one perfect piece?


October 21, 2011 10:50 AM | Comments | Categories: Fashion, Frilling Friday | Tags: , ,

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.