What a special treat I have for you today. Today's Daily Swank is right up my alley and hopefully yours too. Bari J. is here with their fabulous handbags and accessories and guess what they are all Vintage Inspired Designs for your Modern Life.
Bari J's specialty is their gorgeous line of bags. Vintage inspired shapes, styles and fabrics are married to create stunning accessories for everyone. Choose from their totes, hobo bags,messenger bags and more. Some are even embellished with vintage or vintage style brooches, buttons & buckles.
I asked the designer herself what inspired her to create a business solely on the purpose of being "vintage inspired" ?
"I’ve forever loved anything old. I had been making jewelry from vintage buttons and found objects for years and selling to local boutiques, but not very seriously. I started ‘Bari J.’ with handbags. I saw a lot of bags being made from vintage materials which are truly fabulous. But I wanted to have bags that combined the look and feel of vintage fabrics with a slightly modern attitude. Plus, durability is a real concern for me. So, while I don’t use vintage fabric, I look for shapes and new fabrics with an old world feel. All of my fabrics are then professionally backed to give them durability. Each bag has bunches of pockets with specific places for our modern conveniences such as cell phones. In the end, I think I’ve come out with pieces that meet that goal. One person wrote that the bags “translate the line between retro chic and fashion forward.” That’s really what I am going for."
Even though Bari J's focus is mainly on handbags, I just couldn't pass up showing you these. These are her French Velvet Ribbon Brooches. Aren't they gorgeous! Adorned with timeless jewelry components makes each one, one of a kind. Look how lovely they look on a Bari J. handbag.
Head over to Bari J. for a much larger look into their huge hadbag line and gorgeous accessories. Please tell them you saw them on Vintage Indie.