Fourteen purse-o-nalities partnered with designers to create one-of-a-kind purses. These are the results!
Read about the exciting items that come with each purse--from dinners at local restaurants to plane tickets to London.
Inspired by a painting by Harlem artist Lois Maillou Jones, this bag tells the story of the initiation of a young woman and the women who came before her. It’s a beautiful tribute to the strong, smart and bold girls and all the women who have come before them, helping and encouraging them on their path to reach their full potential.
This purse comes with everything you need to explore Portland!
4 lower level game tickets and a parking pass to the Trail Blazers game on April 1 and dinner at Sphere
Two 2017-2018 Portland Center Stage ticket vouchers for any play on the U.S. Bank Main Stage
Two night stay at Hotel Deluxe
Thursday Early Escape Cruise on the Portland Spirit
A winery tour and extended tasting of current release wines for four guests at Domaine Serene Winery
This purse is a perfect mix of functionality and elegance, and an excellent representation of Looptworks values, rescuing premium excess materials and up-cycling them into premium goods. The felt material is up-cycled from architectural sound panels, the felt material itself is a German-milled 100% merino wool, and the black leather is upcycled from a motorcycle jacket made by Portland’s Langlitz Leather.
Included in this incredible bag is:
Two night stay at the Allison Spa and Hotel, including a $150 Dining Credit and Massage
Private tasting and tapas party for six from The Portland Bottle Shop
Private catered dinner from Zenbu Sushi
Two tickets to CREW’s Annual CorksCREW event
A wine package from Angela Estate Winery
One month at Whole Self Wellness
Two tickets to Cycle Oregon’s Joy Ride
Two Luci Lights
Designer: Denise Tjarks and the Traveling Machine
Kate’s purse is an equestrian inspired bucket bag, incorporating a leather lace up the sides and a genuine brass horse bit. In addition to it being stylish, the bag is roomy, practical and comfortable to carry. To honor Kate's successful wine business the bag includes a deep pocket to fit a bottle of wine or champagne!
This purse comes with the ultimate food and wine package!
Gift certificates abound to some of Portland’s finest restaurants including:
In the beverage department you’ll get:
A barrel tasting for 6 at Walter Scott Wine
A VIP Wine tour to SE Wine Collective for 6
A gift certificate from Ambonnay Champagne Bar
A 3 month wine club membership from Avalon Wine
A case of beer and swag from Breakside Brewery
And magnums of wine from:
Looptworks designed the “The Boss Bag” for multitasking women like Jessi.
This versatile bag can carry work gear to workout gear, is suitable for a date night or just hanging out with the kids. “ The Boss Bag” is created from premium up-cycled motorcycle jacket leather from Langlitz leather, and high quality up-cycled wetsuit neoprene with a pinch of a pop color from Marc Jacobs Italian Leather. There are internal and external pockets, laptop sleeve, and an interior side pocket for your water bottle.
Included in the Boss Lady bag is a package that is sure to get you fit and healthy:
A BurnCycle one year membership and swag bag
Two InBody composition scans
Zest Nutrition bootcamp passes
A full consultation and treatment at Acupuncture Northwest
“Golden Tickets” to Knot Springs
Stella's Kitchen Weekly meals
A Therapydia physical therapy session
Gift card to LuluLemon
Outfit from Evolve
Treat Spa Mini facial + eyebrow wax
barre3 package + goody bag
The House PDX one month personal training membership
A one month membership at YoYoYogi
And a one night stay at Hotel Lucia
Designer: Leather Girl Kelley
Tiffany’s purse is inspired by adventure, nature and music. Leather Girl Kelley used the natural raw leather and pyrite stone accents , and black leather is rugged while the brass and fringe accents bring sparkle and whimsy. The long shoulder strap allows for cross body if desired and has 2 pockets for phone and loose items.
Included in this package is a VIP package to What the Festival, including a 4-day weekend pass and all of the special benefits including:
A fully furnished Safari style canvas wall tent that includes Deck floor, power, lights, chairs, fan, cooler, real mattress(s) and bed(s) along with all bedding,
Daily Classes (Summer camp arts and crafts and more),
Dedicated Side Area Viewing at Main Stage,
Dedicated Bar Service at the Splash Pool Bar
Daily Happy Hour at the EQ Lounge
One general parking pass,
Access to the boutique concierge,
Front deck seating to relax and enjoy the magical forest that surrounds you.
This mini backpack designed by COLTY is the perfect size for anyone. The body is constructed of a British Tan leather with oils & waxes that give it a natural resistance to weather & moisture perfect for PDX, but color changing properties as it bends & flexes on every trip. The bag features rose gold hardware and zippers and a coated cotton twill canvas liner. Included with the pack is a matching crocodile embossed leather wallet and a matching leather phone sleeve.
Highlights of Peggy’s bag include:
An incredible “glamping” experience with (2) gift certificates to Moab Under Canvas in beautiful Moab, Utah
The designers at Sorel believe that style and functionality go hand-in-hand, and Cassidy’s purse reflects this balance. Together, they crafted a tote that you can sling over your shoulder for work, travel or everyday glam. This striking mix of solid and metallic full-grain leathers has plenty of room for all your essentials, and it is crafted to last. In addition to the tote, there is a one-of-a-kind clutch with white faux-fur which perfectly complements the metallic full-grain leather.
Cassidy’s bag features some unique Portland and Seattle adventures, and the shoes to get you there. Enjoy a classy Portland day of theater, food and wine, a day of foodie experiences and an adventure in Seattle.
Three pairs of SOREL shoes
Dinner for two to Ataula
$100 gift card to Ringside Steakhouse
Two tickets to Cabaret on Tuesday, June 27 from Broadway Across America
Two bottles of wine and tasting room tickets from Van Duzer Vineyards
A private ice cream making session for five at Salt and Straw
Churro making experience with Chef/Owner Jose Chesa at 180 Xurros
Two $50 gift certificates (for a tasting glass and drink tickets) to the Oregon Brewers Festival
Two night stay at The Roosevelt Hotel in Seattle
Indoor sky diving packages to iFly in Seattle and Portland
Kayaking for two on Lake Union in Seattle with Northwest Outdoor Center
$100 gift card to Schwartz Brothers Restaurants in Seattle
Ellington created Stacey’s backpack using luxurious Italian lambskin,taking its inspiration from the classic lines of elegant bags found on the storied streets of the Italian Riviera. Its modern organizational features are perfect for iPhone, iPad and laptop storage and its straps are conveniently removable, turning the bag into a beautiful tote.
Included in this bag are some incredible Oregon experiences including:
A Central Oregon experience
2 nights lodging at Mt. Bachelor Village Resort
2 nights lodging at Oxford Hotel
Dinner, ski and bike rentals
An Oregon Wine Country Experience
A $700 certificate to the Allison Inn and Spa
Oregon Shakespeare Experience
A stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel
Two tickets to an Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of your choice
Portland Theatre Experience
Four tickets to Mamma Mia as part of the US Bank Broadway Across America series
Four tickets for any Portland Center Stage production
Dinner at Bluehour
Dinner at Headwaters
Designer: S. Fairchild Designs
These “his and hers” bags, designed by Susan Fairchild, is a collaboration between Portland’s FashionNXT and Girls Inc, as part of the Wearable Technology movement. The bag features a solar panel on the front, which wires into an interior pocket that allows the user to charge a phone or tablet. AND, the bag comes with a GPS tracking device, so users can track the bag via an app on their smart phone.
Both of these features will come in handy as you and a guest travel FIRST CLASS on Delta Airlines to London or anywhere in Europe. Starting May 26th, Delta Airlines will fly direct to London, England, and this bag is sure to guide you on your trip across the pond!
This versatile and unique tote features bright aqua accents and striking henna hands - representing Kennedy’s vision of love. The rivers of blue come from Jeff’s fascination with water. Inside you’ll find a personal touch from the staff at Hand and Hide in the form of more henna handprints.
Included in Kelsey’s bag are:
Two tickets to a Portland Center Stage show of your choice
Two nights at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Gift gertificate to BurnCycle
Gift certificate to Anthropologie
Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Moonstruck Chocolates
Designer: LOURDES é EVA
Kathleen’s chic, metallic silver, urban style messenger bag was designed with classic, feminine simplicity in mind. Its effortless style is created for the “animal conscious” woman, for travel or a day in the city without comprising her ethics. This beautifully structured piece is made of a vinyl shell and faux suede interior.
There are two interior compartments separated by a center zip pocket, a cell phone pocket and journal pocket.
Included in Kathleen’s classic bag are some classic, luxurious Portland experiences:
Private tour of the Portland Art Museum
Second row courtside seats to Blazer game
Portland Opera tickets
Oregon Ballet Theatre tickets
A private cooking class for 12 in your home
A scenic ride in a private plane
Designer: Christina Castillo
Christina designed a fun bucket bag for Paula, made from her signature light-weight french calf skin leatherThis one-of-a-kind design is a great every day bag with so many convenient extras. There is a generous amount of interior space as well as pockets conveniently placed both inside and out for stashing keys and small items on the go.
Inside Paula’s bag is:
An Indie Beauty Discovery Sample Box – featuring some of the best independent beauty brands from the 2016 Indie Beauty Expo
Day of relaxation at Rejuvenation Day Spa
Beauty in color package from Hue Noir – including a custom color foundation, your choice of two lipsticks, two eye shadows, and two lip glosses
A session with celebrity makeup artist Valerie Hunt-Darden
Designer: Mari Lassa
This clutch is ready for a special night under the Portland lights. Mari Lassa created a classic clutch with clean lines that pairs glamour and sophistication with a rugged raw beauty. The coppery, gold embossed stingray leather will sparkle and the sweet, soft, fuchsia suede adds elegance and beauty. Never to be forgotten is the convenience and functionality of the bag, featuring interior pockets for that cell phone, credit cards, lipstick, and of course opera glasses; the bag also comes with a detachable strap giving any girl options. This accessory was made to make that special night shine that much brighter.
Eden’s ‘fashionable’ purse includes the following fashionable items:
Private party at New Deal tasting room for up to 10 guests
Eden Dawn style consultation to analyze current wardrobe and identify key pieces to shop for in the future
One year of tickets to The Hollywood Theater’s Fashion in Film series
A one-year subscription to Portland Monthly
Two tickets to the Alley 33 fashion show
Gift certificate for S Fairchild handbag design
A gift card to Altar Boutique
Oribe haircare products from Blueprint Modern Hair
A private shopping party at Adorn
Designer: Mo&Co. Bags
Inspired by Susan’s love for suede and rivets, this suede hobo bag by Mo and Co has a lovely mix of soft and hard materials. The gray suede body and chocolate leather trim give this bag a classic look, while the silver rivets that adorn the handle and bottom give the bag a little extra something special.
Included in Susan’s bag is:
Exclusive use of Lam Research's Timber’s Suite for the June 2nd game including 20 tickets, two parking passes, food and beverages.
A night stay at the Stephanie Inn including activity.
A night stay at the Resort at the Mountain
Maryhill Winery wine tasting and tour for eight