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  1. Since you are so good at this....could you find me a canvas tote bag for $50 or less? About mid size? I just can't find anything I like. Thanks~
     
  2. Hi Nishi, sorry I've only just read your post (just woke up :biggrin: ) Will try to come back to you today.

    Also, what do you mean by "mid-size" - it would help if you could give me approximate dimensions. Thanks.

    PS Re scarf - have you found one you like and bought it?
     
  3. Not sure-maybe about 15" wide x 15" high with 5" . Just nothing too big-you are so good at finding cool, affordable stuff-i hope i am not bothering you!
     
  4. Nishi, thanks for the kind words - it's no bother at all, I love looking for stuff online :biggrin: Presumably you have looked at the canvas totes on LLBean etc and didn't like them?

    Will have to look at the indie designers - this is cute but too small:

    http://www.snazzygirl.com/product.php?id=11570&start=0&list=category&category=10001&supplier=10103
    Cha Cha canvas small handbag

    Also too small?
    http://www.boscovs.com/StoreFrontWeb/Product.bos?quantity=1&itemNumber=57586&type=Product
    Tommy Hilfiger now $41-25

    It's nearly lunchtime now (although I haven't even had breakfast yet :biggrin: ) and so I'm going to fill my stomach (it's growling), and will try to hand in my "homework" within the next 12 hours or so.
     
  5. Lovely scarves, Nishi :biggrin:

    Did a quick browsing of some indie sites and most of them do fabric bags rather than canvas. Must it be a tote, can it be a messenger (I love messengers)?

    MUST it be canvas?

    http://www.blissen.com/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=62&catId=11
    Blissen The Forest Friends Tote $36
    Not sure what material this is but I like the cute pattern.

    Canvas:
    http://www.blossomboutiqueonline.com/ckshop.php?item=140&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blossomboutiqueonline.com%2Fckshop.php%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3D41

    Floral canvas tote by Andrea Courchene (says on the site: only one in stock): $28

    http://www.blossomboutiqueonline.com/ckshop.php?item=139&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blossomboutiqueonline.com%2Fckshop.php%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3D13
    Funky Flowers Tote by Andrea Courchene (one in stock) $28
     
  6. Doesn't have to be canvas-I guess I should say non-leather. Those are cute!
     
  7. (I agree, this one is cute! -
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  8. Abandoned, I know - you love stripes (thankfully no sign of blue there :biggrin: )

    Non-leather? Wider choice then. However, here are a few canvas totes for your consideration (later, I'll look for non-canvas, non-leather totes :biggrin: )

    The last tote - I am smitten's antler canvas tote - it's really cute, will look for other designs and post them. 12" x 14" $15


    Non-canvas but I like Thea Starr's bags (apple tote $30, the other 2 "corsetskulls" and "maple slouch" are $34 each):

    http://www.theastarr.com/bags_3.html

    Cotton canvas bags by Robot Arms - slightly over $50:



    https://shop.unsungdesigners.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=900

    https://shop.unsungdesigners.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=898

    http://www.funkychunkyhandbags.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TG62GLA6&Category_Code=BB62
    Funkychunkyhandbags - The Girls Blue Glamour Girl Swagger Tote $48-95

    http://www.funkychunkyhandbags.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TG62FAS4&Category_Code=BB62

    Funkychunky handbags - The Girls Kiwi Fashion Girl Swagger Tote $48-95

    LoopNYC has canvas totes in 4 designs, one being "New York ****ty" :biggrin:
    http://www.shoplooponline.com/browse.cfm/4,668.htm
    http://www.shoplooponline.com/browse.cfm/4,669.htm

    $36

    http://shopping.franklincovey.com/shopping/catalog/productbinder2.jsp?navAction=push&navCount=8&id=prod1280006&skuid=31580
    Franklin Covey St Croix Tote (canvas) - more of a business tote but I really like the look of this one (and have posted about it before) $79-95, wonder if it will go on sale. However, there is a part of the product description where they say a free wristlet will be given costing $30. Wonder if that offer still applies.
     
  9. Cutxpaste (run by someone in Brooklyn) and copacetic (based in Seattle) are two awesome sites with some really cool products but as they don't like people to copy pics from their sites, I'll post some links instead.

    http://www.cutxpaste.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=2395
    Whodini Blue Hearts Tote $40 (I love the look of this one)

    Pic of the above tote off whodinihandmade.com

    http://www.whodinihandmade.com/page/page/3013859.htm
    Please check out some of whodini's awesome stuff.

    http://www.cutxpaste.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=2579
    Black partridge tote by maryink $20
    (it's canvas)

    Pic off
    http://www.maryink.com/bagstotes.html

    http://www.cutxpaste.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=2636
    Aqua patchwork tote by thimble $30

    Copacetic has so many totes I like, here's the link to the purses page:

    http://www.copacetique.com/ckshop.php?category=48

    I love Whodini's polkadot parallelogram purse (only 1 left - is it still there?) on sale $24
    http://www.copacetique.com/ckshop.php?item=1099&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.copacetique.com%2Fckshop.php%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3D48


    http://www.copacetique.com/ckshop.php?item=1327&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.copacetique.com%2Fckshop.php%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3D48&PHPSESSID=a0bfbf94bcff6afaab3809664e249275
    Copacetic pink psychedelic purse $36 (only one in stock)

    http://www.copacetique.com/ckshop.php?item=2318&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.copacetique.com%2Fckshop.php%3Fpage%3D2%26category%3D48
    Copacetic strawberry tote purse $48

    http://www.copacetique.com/ckshop.php?item=1836&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.copacetique.com%2Fckshop.php%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3D48
    Copacetic mod autumn purse $38

    http://www.copacetique.com/ckshop.php?item=2255&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.copacetique.com%2Fckshop.php%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3D48
    Cherry blossom tote purse $48

    Love their work!
     
  10. Mad Imports has some great products and it's a company with a purpose:

    http://madimports.org/about.html

    http://yhst-5847169928780.stores.yahoo.net/stroll1.html
    Stroll - raffia $25 (sale)

    http://yhst-5847169928780.stores.yahoo.net/coast1.html
    Coast - raffia $25 (sale)

    * claps hand to forehead * How could I almost have forgotten that brilliant site, starsandinfinitedarkness, which yours truly stumbled upon via the ba&a grechenscloset?

    http://www.starsandinfinitedarkness.com/atnewyoflde.html
    ATTN: New York Flowers deco tote $50

    http://www.starsandinfinitedarkness.com/instatnewyof.html
    ATTN: New York Flowers Deco-blue tote $50

    http://www.starsandinfinitedarkness.com/atnewyosmtob.html
    ATTN: New York small tote bag $42

    http://www.starsandinfinitedarkness.com/chdechto.html
    Chandi deer chandelier tote $20 - cotton canvas

    http://www.starsandinfinitedarkness.com/vchjapato.html
    Chandi Jackalope pattycake tote $20 - cotton canvas

    http://www.starsandinfinitedarkness.com/1aeonpantote.html
    1Aeon Pan tote $26

    http://www.starsandinfinitedarkness.com/1aowltobag.html
    1Aeon Owl tote $26

    Luchaworkshop is another site with some cute totes:
    http://www.luchaworkshop.com/sagetote.html
    Handpainted canvas tote $45

    Nishi, hope you find something that you like. If not, the hunt continues ... :biggrin:
     
  11. Crafters for Critters - this is a site with a mission I fully endorse:
    "Shop independent, help animals in need".
    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/info.html

    Quote:
    GENERAL QUESTIONS:

    So what is this all about, anyway?

    This is about simultaneously supporting handmade, independent businesses/crafters/designers/artists and rounding up money for animal rescue organizations. We use “crafters” as a sort of catch-all term for designers/artists/makers of things. We collect handmade/individually-created items and put them up for sale here. The proceeds are then donated to animal rescue groups.
    “Proceeds” means after actual shipping costs, PayPal fees, and the occassional supply need to keep CFC going (such as occasional magazine ads, business cards/promo materials). Much care is taken to make sure that as much money as possible goes to the orgs.

    Unquote

    Nishi, hope you won't mind my including other items from the above site besides totes :biggrin:

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=531
    Animal wristlet bags by Erin Originals $20

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=407
    Earthy embroidered greyhound bag by Counting Sheep Studio $40 (this one is so cute)

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=572
    Pink psychedelic bag by copacetique $36

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=514
    Tuffcooki Vintage Oilcloth Handbag $40

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=525
    Yellow patches bag by Textile Fetish $20

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=388
    Racing car handbag by Studio MitsuCo $42

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=361
    Coffee bean bag by Textile Fetish (interesting) $18

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=546
    Screened and stitched flower tote by Misshawklet $15

    http://www.craftersforcritters.com/item.php?id=532
    Tape measure coin purse by erin originals $20

    Beccabags' messenger bag on that site has been sold, here's another of her creations:

    http://www.beccabags.com/beccabags2.html
    Brown roses bag $28
    12"H x 10.5"W x 3"D
    12" handle drop
    Quote:
    Brown roses shower the outside of this bag while a leather button with loop closes the top. The inside has a zipper pocket and two slip pockets.
    Unquote
    Like the simplicity of this bag, seems practical as well.
     
  12. Whoa, passerby, awesome finds! What great bags!
     
  13. Thanks, vanojr9. Actually, you have to thank the poster (can't remember who) who first mentioned grechenscloset here a few weeks ago, her site is awesome and it has links to so many great sites (especially independent designers). However, one of the problems with the bags made by these designers is that when you wish to order one of their bags, you find it's SOLD. Ah well ...