Best of Pouches

Pouches are everywhere and for good reason. A small bag is my go-to on the weekends, offering my shoulder a nice break from my work bag. They’re also effective in keeping smaller items together in a bigger bag when traveling or scooting around town. Here are a few shop that I think do the “pouch” best.

Made in Lithuania, these screen printed leather bags by Coriumi ($52) come in the most interesting geometric and Navajo inspired patterns.

Inspired by bohemian beach style in Mexico, Canadian-brand Scout & Catalogue ($44-74) uses hand dyed fabrics and the softest distressed leather to create one of kind, unique pieces that have a definitely boho cool factor.

You can’t go wrong with a simple, clean design in a wide variety of colors like these pouches by Rennes (pronounced “wren”, like the bird) . I also like the different leather options available ($44-130).

Made from heavyweight duck canvas, the toughness of these utilitarian pouches by LayerXLayer ($59-$65) are softened by hand stamped polka dots.

Screen printed leather pouches by Falconwright ($20-52) are made in small batches and they sell out fast! These bags are an amazing example of what happens when two designers from different disciplines (paper and jewelry) collaborate to come up with something totally new.

If you’re looking for a bag with a little more glitz, Gift Shop Brooklyn ($39-88) has some great metallic and sequin options.

Fun, bold, geometric patterned bags by French shop Pamplemouss ($15-29) are perfectly on trend and have a retro feel that I love.

Designed using textiles from around the world (this one is made from a kimono), Grace Design ($44-98) carries some very pretty options.

As you can see, there are a lot of designers creating some pretty awesome pouches. Do you see any you like? Are there other options that you’d like to share (I’d love to add some more faves to my list)!?

Christina is the writer behind the design blog, Down and Out Chic. She’s a budget-friendly design huntress that’s passionate about art and the handmade movement. She adores all things striped and polka dotted and would spend most of her afternoons vintage shopping if her closet were big enough. Find her on Twitter or at D&OC.

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I love a lot this bags!!beautifull 🙂

Chapéu de Papel

I love all of them!!

(@Ninth_Bird) (@Ninth_Bird)

These are all so good! Somehow that vintage metallic combined with distressed leather is rising to the top of the pack for me, but I don’t know, I want them all!


Love Love Love!! Especially the Pamplemouss and the Rennes!!

nikolina100 (@nikolina100)

Wonderful selection! That enabled me to discover some very nice shops! I already knew Pamplemouss who is very talented! Thank you!


RT @liliestfolle: Pamplemouss is in the “Best of Pouches” selection on the @papernstitch blog!! <3

Laetitia (@vertcerise)

Pamplemouss is in the “Best of Pouches” selection on the @papernstitch blog!! <3

lili est folle (@liliestfolle)

Love this roundup Christina. Falconwright pouches are my absolute favs right now. And I noticed that nearly every pouch in their shop is sold out at the moment. So if you are dying to get your hands on one, Need Supply has one design available:
Just thought I mention it.


RT @downandoutchic: pouches, pouches everywhere! check out my latest roundup on @papernstitch

(@AgneGon) (@AgneGon)

pouches, pouches everywhere! check out my latest roundup on @papernstitch

(@downandoutchic) (@downandoutchic)

Oh my! These are gorgeous!!! I might need to pouch it up today in honor of this amazing collection!


Love these! I was eye-ing some Michael Kohrs pouches in a fancy shop yesterday, and was blown away by the price. these handmade pouches are so much more affordable, beautiful and original!

cinzia allocca

“@papernstitch: Best of Pouches: Pouches are everywhere. A small bag is my go-to on the…†What a great roundup!

Jodi Tupy (@tupyboutique)

Great selection! I love the geometric ones – I’m so into the geometric trend these days 🙂

Audrey - This Little Street

This is a great collection. And pouches are always needed! 😉

Love the one’s from Pamplemouss.

tasselflower (Mervi)

I’m all about my new pouch, and here is a great selection of various pouch-purses – such a casual way to tote…

Erica Stella (@StellaBella824)
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