It is no secret that I am a sucker for a beautifully crafted handmade bag. Naturally, I was instantly smitten when introduced to the designs of Alice Saunders for Forestbound. Using found and salvaged materials, Saunder’s artisanal bags have a charmingly rustic feel that extends from the sense of history captured in the vintage hardware and textiles, all of which are carefully sourced throughout New England. Each bag is one-of-a-kind and possesses a utilitarian aesthetic and subdued palette that makes her totes perfect for both ladies and gentlemen.

Every piece features an abundance of style, a little piece of history, a nod to eco-awareness and functionality. How can you resist? You can’t?! Well, you can shop online here.

The bags featured are the Recycled Canvas Carryall, the Buckled Leather Utility Pouch and the Leather Bottomed Carryall.


November 17, 2010