Allow me to finally introduce you to the new Heist Handbags line!
1. The Totes-
2. The Clutches-
3. The Crossbody Style-
4. The Extras-
Large size change purse
After 6 months of making patterns and prototypes and actually learning how to sew a bag, and then another 3 months of learning how to sew leather, working out the kinks, establishing our new branding, building up inventory and all the other assorted details that goes into a new line, the Heist Handbag line is finally ready to go live!
Now, about the bags. Each bag is made using recycled leather from coats and other garments. An avid thrifter before, now thrifting is my job...and I love it! I source suitable second hand leathers and combine them with fabrics (some recycled, some new) to create soft, worn-in, slouchy handbags! I try to keep as many of the garment's original details as possible, such as pockets and seams. The result is a one-of-a-kind bag that no one else has.
Although I use the same patterns, each bag is completely unique due to the nature of the original items being used. The beauty of these bags is how perfect the leather already is. No waiting to break it in and soften it...it's already worn-in and ready to go, flaws and all. And the best part? No additional animals were harmed in the making of these bags. Is it vegan? No. But I like to think that it helps.
So keep an eye on the shop, these bags (and the other designs in the works) will be hitting the shelves very soon!