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I create one-of-a-kind handmade bags inspired by nature using exclusive Harris Tweed wool imported from Scotland, fine upholstery fabrics and more. All the bags are made from patterns I draft myself and are created by hand from start to finish in my studio. I'm originally from NYC and now live in beautiful St. Augustine, Florida.  


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Elisa




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