If I had a lot of money, I wouldn't be the girl buying all the shoes, I'd be the girl buying all the bags...
Yesterday, I happened upon this incredible shop, Ocean Rock Design, based out of Bradenton, Florida and was trying not to drool at all the great bag options. I love anything worn and weathered, made with a quality aesthetic.
Veronique Lindell designs just a handful of bags at a time, all handmade with unique recycled fabrics, like vintage American workmen and military materials. The only thing new on each bag is the leather. This Crow's Nest Tote is made from a World War 2 duffle bag. Two large inner pockets, which can fit an iPad, phone or wallet are created from a vintage carpenter apron and then pieces of the duffle bag with a Veterans of Foreign Wars patch for that special added touch.
Each bag is roomy and worn in, with a story to tell. Veronique, who once worked in NYC as a Fashion Designer for Ralph Lauren and The Gap, is now back in Florida, close to her mom, who serves as the master sewer. She loves to be back down South, scouring local estate sales for good materials and original finds.
The Camp Tote, left, is made with a 1940's duffle bag and fully lined with a vintage printed cotton Kimono from the 1920's, while the front of the bag has two vintage Boy Scout Badges. Ah, to collect all these bags would be too fun. Check out all the current offerings at Ocean Rock Design, here.
Photos: Ocean Park Design Content: Sweet Peach