Designer Spotlight: Chicago's DRIFT Eyewear December 7, 2010 by shopinfluence DRIFT Eyewear designer and founder Chris Mantz created his first model of glasses from an old skateboard and a Dremel tool. Now he creates sleek, uncomplicated frames from fair trade wood and a patent pending...

If you're looking for a trendy handbag that won't break the bank and will serve as your "It" bag this fall, then you definitely need to check out Sherry Wolf Handbags. Made of lush Italian leather, these handbags come in all different sizes and styles. If you are looking for a clutch for a...

December 8, 2010 Designer Spotlight: Gaia Repossi I wanted to quickly highlight a young french jewelry designer and some of her beautiful collaborations. Quite the fashionista, Gaia Repossi is often found wearing my favorite labels like Celine and Chanel. She has partnered with young designers...

Having trouble finding that one handbag that perfectly fits your needs without overwhelming your outfit? Well, bagistas, look no further. Jenny N. Design creates handbags that are perfectly functional, stylish, and comfortable to use at all times of the day! Designer, Jenny Nemlekar's,...

Jacki is also a renowned trend specialist, who publishes timely reports regarding invaluable forecasts for trends to come (look forward to our "Designer Spotlight: Jacki Easlick Trend Reports"). Jacki Easlick has teamed up with one of the last remaining leather handbag factories in New York...

Deciding to do a designer spotlight for the Etsy shop Blackberry Designs was a must for us as soon as we saw two of the amazing fairytale charm bracelets that they had created. The attention to detail and commitment to a high-quality, romantic theme is evident. And you know us, we're suckers...

And true to form, this handbag is incredibly functional as well as light weight! Meeting Sherry Wolf was a wonderful opportunity to get to know her as an artist and designer and to get to know her work. I know I am looking forward to having Sherry Wolf handbags on Handbago on a more...

Eco-conscious design takes a new shape with Josh Jakus' UM Bags . A California based designer, he makes innovative handbags, purses, and home accessories from two layers of factory excess industrial wool. Employing a rigorous design efficiency and striving to make the most impact out of the...

These are all handmade, and I thought this Etsy shop deserved a designer spotlight! And these large natural gemstones really do remind you of big, vibrant pieces of candy or lollipops. It's all Willy Wonka-fied, but the braided metal ring shank balance the piece so it doesn't look too...

And it's time to do another designer spotlight piece on her work. It's all very high-quality, creative, and unique. We love when there are stories behind the design, or when Brandes has upcycled other jewelry into a new ring. An image of the beautiful Wendy Brandes wearing her own...

 

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