Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Polli


Nifty bags made with polypropylene (a type of plastic)

More at Polli.

Black Bags











Black Bags

Becky OH!


Groovy clutch bag from Becky OH.

Lots more on her website.

Kling


(U.S.A.)


Nifty! Unfortunately not available online for the moment.

Check it out in the real world in Saint Louis, U.S.A.


Kling Bags

Friday, February 16, 2007

Adriana

Whoo hooo! New discovery courtesy of Jen who posted a comment in an earlier entry.

Nifty bags from a Tassie designer. Check out more bags on Adriana's site.

For those in Melbourne, Adriana bags can be found at Inspirasia, 159 Smith St, Fitzroy, 9415 9700. I'll be checking that out tomorrow if the heat doesn't get the better of me.

Stockists in Hobart are:
Pocket Space in Critereon St, and the IXL Design Gallery in Hunter St.

You can also check out Adriana's stall at Salamanca Market on Saturdays.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

MaxMix from Cybertart


Yes, I carry on about these guys a little but hey, they're great people and they have oarsome bags. Here's something nifty that Cybertart dreamed up. Mix n Match bags. The art panels on their bags zip right off! So, you can buy panels separately and change them around as often as you want in around 3 seconds. Sahweet :)


Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Mattt Bags

Cool, sturdy backpacks and shoulder bags.

Mattt bags are handmade with interesting fabrics... not all are shown on his website so you should check out his stall at the Rose St Market and St Kilda Esplanade Market.










I also love my other backpack in the Melbourne Map fabric.

See more on mattt.com.au

Monday, May 1, 2006

Maruni Kotobuki















(London & Tokyo)

This was a birthday gift from a buddy in London (Thanks V!). An awesome reversible kimono fabric tote bag. One side denim, other side kimono.

A fantastic chuck-it-all-in bag.

Maruni Kotobuki is based in London. Her designs can be found on the ysh site in the bags section.

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Lilli's Shanghai

I used to work in the Shanghai Centre so I was at serious risk of burning holes in my pockets every lunchtime with one of the Lilli's showrooms so easily accessible.

Gorgeous, interesting designs that were pricey for Shanghai but reasonable by Aussie standards. Their showrooms are well worth a look and I suspect you will walk away with a few items in your hands.

I recommend the Xiang Yang Lu showroom over the Shanghai Centre. The Shanghai Centre shop is small although it is quite well stocked but the Xiang Yang Lu store is beautifully designed and shows off the products rather nicely (I've never been to the other locations).

Even better, you can expect excellent service from friendly staff (shock horror, yes... in Shanghai!).

Lilli's Shanghai

Photos: Above - my favourite evening bag made with Japanese obi fabric and silk lining inside. It feels fantastic and the metal handles adds the perfect touch.

Right: small hand-embroidered evening bag.

Will have to raid the shop when I visit again in late 2007! *rubbing hands together gleefully*

Jooi Design

Niftily shaped bag I picked up from Jooi design.

Interesting designs including kimono inspired dresses, bags, notebooks, linen. Jooi is on the pricey end of the Shanghai market - my 'is this really worth this much?' radar goes off 95% of the time when I pick up something to have a look at it.

There was another bag with the same shape but a much nicer design with a lady in a qipao but I thought it was a bit of a rip off so I bought the one on sale (pictured above).

Jooi design bags

Jooi Design

Sunday, April 23, 2006

cybertart!


Hello everybody, my name is Scootergrrl and I'm a bag-aholic.

I have a bag addiction.

Shoes have never caught my attention and I often buy clothes with the words, "I'll take one in every colour." Bags, however, are a different story altogether.

Big, small, tiny, leather, fabric, plastic. You name it, I've probably got it.

I've never been able to walk away from a groovy bag so, I'm in serious trouble with Cybertart, a recent discovery in Melbourne. I suspect I'm going to have Cybertart bags coming out of my ears in the near future. I already have 4 bags and 2 wallets and that's from 2 visits to their stall.

I especially love the 'dangle' which wraps around a wrist.

I am not in any way affiliated to these guys. I just love their work and the best part of all is that they're good people. Anne Marie, the lovely lady in this pic is fantastic. Super friendly and good fun.

Check out Cybertart online or at the Esplanade Market in St Kilda on Sundays (pictured below) or at the Rose St Artists' Market in Fitzroy on Saturdays.




Saturday, April 22, 2006

Bagmaniac Virgin Post

As confessed in the Cybertart Post, I'm a bagaholic.

So, I thought I'd put together a collection of my fave haunts (in Melbourne, Shanghai and the bagosphere) for all things in the bagiverse.

Hope at least one of you finds this useful.

Cheers.