rennes

11.24.2010

duffle bag









I've been making a new bag style. I had the idea for it about a year ago, but until recently haven't found a good zipper place that has the metal toggles I like, and in the right lengths with closed ends. I wanted to find a way to bring back the handle style used for the Gretel and Annie bags, but with a fresh design, plus I've always wanted to make a duffle bag.

As a maker of things I'm never one hundred percent satisfied with what I've made (call me a perfectionist), and I think this is maybe the second or third time I've felt pretty good about how something turned out. You can definitely expect to see some of these in the shop after Thanksgiving, this one might even pop in the shop before then if I have time to list it. In fact I probably should list it before I greedily decide to keep it for myself. More pictures can be seen here, if you're interested. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating! See you soon!

n.b. yes! the shirt is from here. totally forgot to mention that. the fabric is gorgeous.

23 comments:

Arlie said...

I'm pretty positive this is my favorite bag you've ever made, Julia! Fantastic job :)

metrode said...

looks awesome! very useful & good looking

simple things said...

This is definitely my favourite bag of yours (the tongue-topped backpack comes a very close second). Love the shape, love the size, love the lining and that little pocket inside. And it has a zip! Yes!!

What colours can you make it in? That colour is heavenly but I already have a big handbag in pretty much that colour!

Bre said...

good work julia! i smell 'best seller'...

EvaForeva said...

Perfect! I will blog about this one right now!

kristin renner said...

ooo your wearing the vain & vapid blouse.. ive had my eyes on it too haha love it!

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

It is beautiful! You are such a talented lady!

quiettown said...

Oh wow! I love the bag. It's a perfect weekender bag! And I love your shirt!!

sunkentreasure said...

what a beauty!!! I love it...

alyson said...

I really love this one! It's beautiful. Well done!

Shirley said...

oh, i do believe this is a winner.

and to think when i saw the first photo i thought you had bought it! lol. goodness me. if it's a bag, i ought to have thought it was your own creation. duh.

hit me over the head wontcha?

Coco said...

i agree- this bag is so beautiful! how can i get my hands on one?

jen said...

this is such an amazing bag, perfect size, handles, color, everything!

ilana kohn said...

wow julia, just when i think i couldn't possibly be any more of a hardcore rennes devotee you come along with THIS! totally amazing.

abby said...

this bag is gorgeous! It feels great to feel really happy with the outcome of your work. This is definitely worth being pleased with yourself about!

Megan said...

AHHHH! this is one of my favorite rennes bags yet!

Hetterson said...

Awesome-ness! it looks sooo...soft

Kate said...

I can't get over how beautiful this bag is! I'm on a shopping ban til the new year, so hopefully you'll have some in January because I will be first in line! :)

evasuejane. said...

i LOVE your shirt!

i recently did a post about holiday shopping ideas and i posted your site.
[:

i love your bags.

eva.
evasuejane.blogspot.com

Lindsay said...

WOW. It is gorgeous.

roberta jane said...

Love this bag!!! Do you have plans for other colors/leather??

julia said...

Thank you a gazillion times folks! You are all awesome!

a few questions answered: yes! i will be making more of them and in different colorways. hopefully i'll get to that in the next few weeks, but you can count on black for certain!

meghan said...

I really love it! I wish I could afford it