I recently wrote about Recycled Purses and noticed a great interest in it. It got me to delve a bit further into unique purse designs and without having to go too far, I ran into some information about the Star 50 Handbags by designer Amity Cooper. While not exactly recycled, they are novel. Everyone loves a conversation piece, and these are sure to get some conversations started. Her inspiration for the handbags came about after 9/11 with an effort to create a personal handbag from various states. These are handbags women can feel proud to wear. From the funky snake skin to the clean and sleek weave, the designs are refreshingly unique. Many come in a variety of colors and prices seem to have a pretty wide range, starting at under $30 to over $100.
Alaskan Trapper – You won’t want to release this catch. This comfortable hobo comes in bold earthy colors, has a camouflaged printed leather strap that is adjustable and is made of a tough canvas that’s look is softened with its ruched detailing.
Arizona Rattler -The wild west comes alive in this soft leather tote. It is embossed with a rattlesnake print. Even down to the finest details, the interior is a beautiful turquoise and copper studded stars.
Florida Bag-a-kini Set – Turn heads with this duo. Supple leatherette, the top is a clever clutch designed like a bikini top and the bottom is the fashionable bag. Perfect for vacations or just a stroll through the mall. This is one bikini you won’t mind wearing everywhere you go.
Hawaii Weekender – This generous tote is made of canvas with leather strapped pockets and light wooden handles. The tote comes in a variety of island inspired colors and has a lively tropical print on the interior.
Indiana Road Tripper – Start your engines. This little pink Cadillac inspired purse comes complete with a seatbelt embellishment, soft powder pink interior and silver coated leather trim. Truly perfect for the woman on the go.
Iowa Sweetberry – Sweet and simple, this little faux leather and canvas clutch is going to go with you everywhere. It comes in a variety of berry like colors, including a sage like green. Yummy.
Maine Companion -This fabulous tote boasts six outer compartments and could practically keep anyone organized. It’s perfect for taking with you for all those ‘on the go’ occasions. Its classic colors are tan canvas, with red checked pattern and dark marine blue interior/trim. From sandy sandals to sippy cups, the nylon interior will make this piece one you are happy to have along with you on your outings.
Missouri ‘Creve Coeur’ Clutch – Charming and sweet, this leather clutch comes in many colors with a very feminine flair. The gold chain is removable depending on your preference and it is embellished with a broken heart key chain which is symbolic for warding off disappointment.
North Carolina Kitty Tote – Named after the Wright Brothers first successful flight near Kitty Hawk, this bowling ball inspired tote is the perfect overnighter. This tote currently comes in; black, blue, red, tan.
Texas Star Clutch -This eye catching pink leather/nutmeg suede/wool tweed piece is all wrapped up into a fabulous yet functional clutch. It is perfectly finished with the Texas Lone Star.
Wisconsin Porter – Classic and unique, this very simple design is carried on a wooden dowel like rod. Its tough nylon exterior is full of surprises when you peek inside and see the cheerful print interior. It comes in a wide variety of colors.
The purses listed above are just a sampling of what the company has to offer. 50 Star has a section where you can vote for your favorite upcoming designs as well as an option to have a purse party to gain extra discounts.
So many choices. How many purses do you have in your collection?