35 Sources of Beautiful Bags for Women: Made-in-USA

What woman doesn’t love a great bag? It’s the level playing field of fashion. Whether you’re young or old, short or tall, a beautiful bag looks good on you! Here are some suggestions if you want to join the Shop USA movement and put your fashion dollars into an American-made bag.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through some of the links in this post. Please do!WendellAugust_bagsThese gorgeous metal evening bags are from Wendell August, America’s oldest and largest forge, established in 1923JoshuVelaJoshu +Vela bags are produced in San Francisco using American leather, canvas; even rivets and hardware. HarveysHeaderHarvey’s bags are made from salvaged seat belt materials that would otherwise end up in landfills. This gives them an unusual ruggedness and sheen.

Sundance_bagsThe Sundance Catalog carries a combination of USA and imported bags. This link takes you to the USA-made styles.

Shinola, of Detroit, produces a beautiful collection of women’s bagsRodales_bagsRodale’s usually has a small selection of Made in USA bags, but the choices can change from month to month..

Rebecca Pearcy started Queen Bee Creations in a corner of her bedroom. cindab

Cinda B. makes handbags, totes, travel bags, baby bags and accessories, all produced in the United States.pegawl1You can get a Waxed Canvas Tote (left) or a Gatherer Bag from Peg + Awl.  orvisbag2Find multiple styles for women and men at Orvis.

Von Holzhausen is a newer line of bags by award-winning designer Vicki von Holzhausen.LifetimeLeather_bagLifetime Leather Company carries several women’s bags in its line.ClaireV_bagsClaire V has a full line of American-made totes, clutches and bags.hardmilltotesHardmill Market Totes come in a variety of styles.

Susanne Williams designs and handcrafts every bag sold by her brand, Willi Nilli, in her Fargo, ND studio.

Shelter bags are made in the mountains of North Carolina. The company’s stated goal is “to design and create sturdy, well made, and beautiful work that will last a long time.” Sounds good to us.  DuluthPack The handbags and totes made by Duluth Pack had their start as shell cases and other carriers for hunters. They’re not just great-looking but rugged. PendletonWoolenMills3Pendleton  has a selection of lovely women’s bags – unfortunately, there’s no way to link to just the Made-in-USA styles. They are clearly marked once you click on each bag, though.These colorful Varu Handbags come from Kimberley Lawson, who started her business after seeing a high-priced diaper bag at a baby shower and realizing she could design a better – and less expensive – bag.

Wendy Stevens makes some incredible metal bags, inspired by New York’s steel structures. See  full post on Wendy here.
Bevy Goods is a small-batch bag company established by a mom of triplets!
Purse from John Shaffer of Alamo Custom Leather in Raleigh, NC.
NK Foxes purse and Dogwood Flower purse at Oh Say USA.

Brynn Capella turned her hobby into her profession. The result: bags made in the USA from Italian leather.

Julia Duren is a handbag and accessory company in northern California. The Red Sands Handbags are some of their most attractive products.


AU is a Lewiston, Maine company that produces large and small tote bags, rugged wax cotton bags and duffles, and durable nylon zip bags. See our full post on AU here.

Fleabags Stephanie DawnTeranishi 

And now for some bucket bags:

Yolanda Lucia makes handbags in her Florida studio, but she relies on her childhood in Colombia for her design inspirations. The intricate designs, including woven, knotted and appliquéd leather are simply gorgeous.

Bucket Bags from Seabags Made from recycled sailcloth, these bags are perfect for the beach! Rebecca Ray – Bench-made in the USA Utility Canvas bucket totes have multiple pockets and the option to use a handle or detachable shoulder strap.

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