Coach, Prada and Michael Kors,* move aside! Here are some art handbags that are so unique, you’ll be walking around with a one of a kind. Check out these whimsical art handbags featured below. All are to dazzle. Some are for sale, while others are just for inspiration.
Art Handbags by Mary Frances
Art Handbags (made from wood) by Timmy Woods
A bit of nostalgia here for you. Back in 2010 (yes, our site is that old) we featured Bag Designer Timmy Woods’s Beverly Hills series. They were real works of art: innovative designs that appeal to women with a broad range of interests and lifestyles.
Inspired by handmade wooden boxes, Timmy seemed to make these handcrafted wooden handbags as a rather fresh statement in fashion and as sculpted pieces of art. Each bag was handmade from fallen Acacia trees. Forms of nature, pop trends, sports, hobbies, holidays and special events inspire the designs.
Each bag used to come complete with a certificate of authenticity and originality. Very arts-like, and very Hollywood. While Timmys bags are no longer available for purchase, they are still inspirational to us, so we’re still showing them and who knows, maybe inspire you to make your own designs.
Timmy Wood’s Tour D’Eiffel Cross body bag
The Tour d’Eiffel bag is one bag that started Timmy’s fame, it having made an appearance in the SATC movie.
Timmy Wood’s Banana Split cross body bag
Hungry for More Style? Well how about this banana split cross body bag design?
Timmy Wood’s Luscious Lips – cross body bag
Need more Kisses? This luscious lips art handbag might inspire others at the party.
Timmy Wood’s Hana fish – cross body bag
This fun fish evening bag. – would you wear it?
Very Beverly Hills in 2010. Still good for Hawaiian vacation, fishy affairs or a fun nautical look.
These are all really unique albeit commercial art bags. As they are studded with crystals, one could even call them jewelry. However, that fact and the fact that they appeared in movies make these bags also pricey. Crystals are heavy, so be sure to check out the weight of them before purchasing.
Hopefully these bags inspire you to either design something fresh and new today, or to order yourself a cool glamorous handbag for your birthday or just because.
First published onJuly 26, 2010