by Melody Stone
September is upon us and many folks are back in school, lugging around books and laptops in boring old backpacks. Now’s a great time to explore the custom messenger bag options Sacramento has to offer.
This ultra heavy duty denim bag with bight striped accents is the perfect way to make a statement on campus or in the office this fall. Featuring two snapping outside pockets, an expandable inside chamber and two inside pockets for organization, this local designer crafted these bags with functionality in mind. She’ll even customize the bag to fit your laptop for free – all you have to do is message her on her Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/MartyMay). Such fine local shops such as Practical Cycle (114 J Street), Cuffs Urban Apparel (2523 J St # 101) and Never Felt Better (2315 1/2 K St) carry Marty May wares.
Handcrafted in Sacramento, these bags were crafted with stylish cyclists in mind. A rugged and elegant design made from charcoal waxed canvas and lined with soft 100% wool plaid, these bags are perfect for urban adventuring. The adjustable shoulder strap is a 2 inch military surplus strap. If you’re looking for a durable bag, the waxed canvas is the way to go. You can pick up one of these bags at Carsick Designs’ Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/carsick).
This gorgeous choice is perfect for the stylish woman on the go who needs her entire office with her at all times. A Sacramento mother and daughter company, Me and D make each bag by hand so customers can choose which color of leather they would like for their custom bag. View this bag and other awesome Me and D products on their Etsy site (http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeandD) or at Face It at 1122 19th St. and Serendipity at 5362 H St, or e-mail them about your new bag at firstname.lastname@example.org.