A Smokin’ Great Satchel

I have to admit, I wasn’t aware of how popular purses made from decorated cigar boxes had become.  I glanced at a few on www.etsy.com, a online haven for creatively handmade items for sale, but never dug deeper into the actual development of each handled box.

Once decorated for the purpose of advertising the contents inside, the cigar box was packaged in quite a variety of shapes, sizes and images to attract the consumer’s eye.
Today, this same shaped bag appeared in models’ hands for the Fall, as well as upcoming Resort seasons.

Obviously the Rowayton Library was hip to this happening.  They’re hosting “Make Your Own Cigar Box Purse”…a lunch time craft event for adults tomorrow from 11:30 – 2:00pm in their Community Center.
Here’s a link to make your own cigar box purse and the phone number for Rowayton Library …there may still be an available seat with all the fixings at your fingertips.

HGTV Crafts

Rowayton Library : 203-838-5038

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs for Resort 2013 @ Mitchells in Westport, Richards in Greenwich

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Michael Kors for Resort 2013 in Westport, Greenwich, Farmington, Saks Fifth Avenue in Stamford, Greenwich

Kate Spade

Pilgrim Hill Quinn Handlebag from Kate Spade @ Kate Spade in Westport and Greenwich, Nordstroms in Farmington

Marc Jacobs