Custom purses with vintage flair

Favors & Gifts

Courtesy of Sara Lloyd

I'm in love with the vintage–inspired charm of designer Sara Lloyd's custom–made handbags, which combine recycled fabrics and quirky button–and–brooch details to create truly unique accessories. The bags would make fabulous bridesmaids' gifts, with fabrics ranging from neutral shades to more whimsical prints.

And the purses aren't just awesome gifts. Sara recently created a purse out of material from one bride's mother's veil—such a great way to recycle and redefine a piece of family history.

All of Sara's purses are custom–made, so to order, shoot her an email with your color scheme and she'll get back to you with fabric and style ideas. She offers discounted rates for orders of eight handbags or more, which can help keep your own purse from getting too empty. Visit Sara's website for more details and ordering information, or check out her blog for more examples of her work. —Christine Barcellona, Editorial Intern,

Visit our Accessories Index to check out more stylish handbags.

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