Upcycled Bags

Each Uptown Redesigns bag begins with the selection of an outdated item that still retains salvageable and durable qualities that can be used once again. Sandy is highly selective of the materials she chooses for her upcycled bags, and only incorporates materials that will continue to stand the test of time.

After the selected materials are deconstructed, cleaned, and assessed for future use, Sandy begins the design process. She manipulates and works with each piece and element until she envisions a design that is not only functional and durable, but takes advantage of the material’s best assets and original character.

Image of person holding a large brown leather tote bag over the shoulder

Each Uptown Redesigns bag is carefully built to last and incorporates reinforced materials, a sturdy interior base, reliable new hardware, and individualized design details. Most are also lined with weathered vintage military tent canvas for additional character and durability.

Each bag is truly one-of-a-kind, boasting expert craftsmanship, individual attention to detail, and a splash of New Orleans soul stitched into each seam. Carrying an Uptown Redesigns bag honors not only the past and the present, but also showcases individualized high-quality construction and design, and the power of small business ownership in the USA.

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