Friday, April 25, 2008

favorite shop friday: verne

To conclude my little Earth Day Week I've found a wonderful shop with wonderful bags made from men's suits. Yes, men's suits.

Verne is up-cycling old suits and giving them a completely new use as bags helping to show us that just because something is old and worn doesn't mean it can't be reborn into something new and stylish! I had never heard of the term up-cycling before I stumbled upon Etsy.com last year, but since then I'm suddenly quite aware when I spot something that has been brilliantly up-cycled and Verne is doing it brilliantly!

I love the practical and stylish design of the bags. The messenger bags are plenty big for what I tend to carry around including original outside suit pockets...



And the little purses are adorable with their decorative buttons...



I love the idea of carrying around my things in comfy wool fabrics (even if the bags are dry-clean only!) and Verne tries to keep the original suit label attached making these ever so much cooler...



I also love that I can buy a matching set (at a cheaper price I might add!) with a messenger bag for day and a little purse for night (that just might match my husband's suit!)...





You can get your own bags from Verne at http://verne.etsy.com.

5 comments:

Rachel said...

How great! I really like houndstooth and plaid-type fabrics.

Cover That Mother said...

Thanks so much for sharing Verne's shop. It is now one of my favorites. Those bags have such a contemporary design with soft vintage flair!

Rosebud Collection said...

What an idea..There are so many clever people out there..The bags are just wonderful.

hikebikekayak said...

Thanks for sharing - I am going to have to scour the thrift stores for men's suits now!

Jenn Maruska said...

That is a fabulous idea - and such a great way to re-use those beautiful wools. That is high-end fabric!

Thanks for the link!

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