11.02.2009

Itching for Fleabags

Once again my heart has been captured by a handbag. This one, however, is not accompanied by a label proclaiming Balenciaga, Chanel, or Marc by Marc Jacobs; nor is it attached to an exorbitant price tag boasting numbers synonymous with half a year of a singular individual’s rent payment. While certainly not the most affordable handbag in the marketplace, the luxury of a Fleabags tote most definitely outweighs the triple digit asking price for the sheer fact that it is eco-friendly without being too earthy for the savvy city girl or saucy suburban miss.

Gone are the typical “Go Green!” proclamations that so often adorn the bodies of eco-friendly pieces; in their place is a modest yet mind-blowingly mature colored imprint stating the Edition Number, Style, and similar information for the handbag connoisseur who wants always to remember what season her Limited Edition Fleabag derived from.

The contrivance of Brown University alumnae, and close friends Shira Entis and Alex Bell, Fleabags stemmed from a serious case of aggravation induced by having to lug about numerous plastic bags while perusing the flea markets they found themselves frequenting on weekends – an inconvenience that was both unfashionable and unfriendly to the environment. Thus, Fleabags was born.

Toted as a “dapper, large, lightweight and sturdy carry-all – that are also eco-minded,” Fleabags have the flair of vintage luggage not seen since the days of steam-liners drifting across the ocean, juxtaposed with the refined modernity’s which make it a functional tote whether it’s escorting you to a fabulous farmer’s market during downtime or leading you to the office for a grueling workweek.

Available trimmed in a pleasing Pebble, whimsical winter White, cosmopolitan Coffee Bean, or, my personal favorite, the smart Saddle, Fleabags are an elegant way to stay environmentally conscious; and really darlings, where’s the harm in that?

Which Fleabag are you itching for?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to ecosalon and Coterie Blog for the pictures.


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53 comments

Taylor Sterling said...

I love that first one! What great bags!!

Blondie said...

These are adorable! Such a nice change for fall. Kori xoxo

Jacqueline said...

Great bags. I love the first one too!

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jayne said...

oh these are so cute and unique!

Jaime said...

These are cute! The website isn't working but I like the bronzey bottomed one :)

Hope you had a great Halloween!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These bags are so fabulous. I want one!

Emily said...

I want one! I haven't seen something look so vintage without being vintage in a long time. These are wonderful!

janettaylor said...

Adorable! I want...


X♥X♥

Couture Cookie said...

I prefer the Saddle too, even though they are all gorgeous! I can definitely see myself toting this bag at a Connecticut summer garden party... too bad I never attend those! :D

Couture Carrie said...

These are amazing!!

Love the coffee bean trim especially!

xoxox,
CC

Little Red said...

These bags look great! I like the shape of them. It looks like they could definitely hold a lot of stuff, which is always nice.
Especially loving the one featured at the top.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Oooh, these are quite fabulous! I love the country chic vibe of these and considering how difficult it is to find a somewhat fashionable tote to lug around my groceries, I'm glad someone out there is coming up with these! Thanks for sharing! I might need to get my hands on one (or two) of these...

Kristin said...

So cute. I'm quite digging the pebble!

Closet Cravings said...

Love, love, love these bags. =)

BTW- loved your Vanessa article.

Magdalena said...

What a nice read. I love reading your blog, you have such a wonderful way with words.

Love the first bag, they are just beautiful!

Leah said...

Love these fleabags. I'll try to order one before I go back to Manila.

meraldia said...

Very beautiful! It reminds me of summer resorts and holidays. Oh..I miss summer so much!

nookie said...

I like the Coffee Bean one!

The Blonde Duck said...

I really like those, and I'm not a handbag girl.

Tights Lover said...

Great post. I really like these bags. Clever name too!

Sherin said...

What gorgeous totes. I think it'll be all of them for me. They are all so pretty.

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hi,I totally love that bag and the colors, very avant-garde.

@ MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

Savvy Gal said...

i am such a bag lady. love them.

Stephanie said...

Wow, the first handbag is fabulous. :) Love the writing on the bag. :)

Diane said...

love.them.all.

E said...

I saw these somewhere online and I LOVE them! They are the perfect classic bag, but with a twist.

Melissa Blake said...

I love it. And you always think of the most clever titles too! :)

bryna said...

ooh love these bags! i saw an article on these girls recently.

Nicole Marie said...

omg i need!! i just tried the website but its not working! i need!!

AudreyAllure said...

those are very cute :) although it probably wouldn't last long with me though because it's white & i'd get it dirty knowing my clumsy self haha

Marian said...

i love the saddle honey!!
xx
marian

Nikolett said...

Whoa, that's a fleabag I can get behind. Those are so stylish! I admit that I've grown tired of the ones that are flashy with "GO GREEN!" because it just seems like they're stating the obvious. It's better for someone to ask you, "What kind of bag is that?" while you're holding one of these totes and say, "It's eco-friendly!" Great find!

Valencia Lia said...

Wow,these bags are really beautiful:)

I really love the all white one,but I guess I have to be extra careful with it though. heeee

Yeaa,I'm all well now ! Can't wait to see your packages tooo<3

Mo @ Mo-logue said...

So cute! I love reusable bags, unfortunately, it's so hard to find cute ones! These are beautiful! Great find!

Elizabeth Marie said...

These are SO cute!!! I love them! I love the winter white.

Inspiration in Italy said...

Oh!!! I love this! xoxo

beckyxoxo said...

wow love these bags ! the designs are great . i want one ! lol . thanks for sharing dear !

Macaron Treats ♥♥ said...

ooh these are so cute, I adore them!
I want one to now :P

xxx

Eri said...

Adorable!

Thanks so much for your visit, as always.
Come and check it out some rings I have posted, tell what do you think of them.

See you soon.
x

......Continued said...

Oh they are such pretty bags im off to check them out now!

dot said...

That's so funny, I was just thinking today, that I'm so not excited about hand bags anymore. I haven't been for a long time: all those It bags started to look alike, and they were so ho hum. I was thinking that nothing beats the Hermes Kelly Bag.. and here it is, the Fleabag!

I've never heard of it, but I love it, and the look, and that they're friends from Brown. I also love the animation on their logo - but I can't get into the site! It's probably jam packed from your post. Which colour? It's really hard to decide. Coffee bean & saddle seem so similar, I"d have to see it in the flesh. They all look fabulous.

Dare I ask: how much do they cost?

Hope all's cool in your world. xox

yiqin; said...

Awesome bags <3

Dina's Days said...

Those are actually really cute! Not your typical Go Green bag-like you said.

Keith said...

Wow. Very beautiful. I think those bags look fantastic. Definitely a great find. Hope your week started off well. Cheers!

مى said...

Great bags. I wish we could get them around here :(

la petite fashionista said...

i love the vintage feel to them! plus the name makes me giggle, my dad calls my pup a fleabag endearingly all the time :)

daisychain said...

these are lovely!

Meg said...

Those are really lovely. I think saddle is my favourite too.

COCAMIA said...

Simplicity Rules Always!!!

Pearl Westwood said...

Saw your comment on Jill's blog and had to come see what a flea bag was!! Really am ejoying your blog x

Ediot said...

i like the first one. the straps are really a great detail. take care xx ediot

Leila said...

Those are great. Less is always more.

Patty Ann said...

omggggggggggg totally going to buy one!!!!! i love it, sooooooo preppy
xxx

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