Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Custom Made Disney-Inspired Handbags for Star Wars & Disney Princesses Fans

Custom Star Wars Handbag with Purse Charm | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires
When I went to Walt Disney World in Orlando earlier this year, I was determined to find a designer Disney bag that I loved.  Alas, it just didn't happen.  There was no magic between me and any of the bags I found.  Did I find some that I liked? . . . Sure!  I just couldn't bring myself to spend a few hundred dollars on a bag I didn't absolutely love.  During the weeks following our trip, I looked around online for a bag because I was told that not all styles were carried in the shops at the park stores.  That's when I happened upon this little Etsy shop called CaliCatBoutique.

After taking a look at the various styles of bags available in this shop, I realized that this Etsy seller offered custom bags, where I could choose the fabrics, vinyl color, zipper color, and more.  I could actually create a bag that I loved!  And, you know what? . . . I ended up creating TWO for much less than it would have cost me for just one high end bag at Disney.  It's been awhile since I wrote a Shop 'n' Share post, but I just couldn't not share about my two new bags!
Custom Star Wars Handbag | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

The first custom handbag is a Star Wars-inspired Sublime bag.  I chose a Rey fabric paired with an off-black vinyl and contrast zippers for a bold accent.
Custom Star Wars-Inspired Handbag | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

I love the touches of silvertone hardware on this bag, right down to the six metal feet that protect the bottom of the bag from wear.
Custom Star Wars-Inspired Handbag Interior Pockets | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

For the interior, I chose a fun star patterned fabric that picks up the colors of the exterior fabric.  I was pretty pleased with how well the two prints coordinated.
Custom Star Wars-Inspired Handbag with Coordinating Lining | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

For the zipper, I chose black over a brightly colored one.  I think it worked well.
Custom Star Wars-Inspired Handbag Details | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

To complete the look, I found this Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rebel Logo Tassel Keychain to use as a purse charm.  Even though the keychain is goldtone, it worked well with the colors of the bag.  It's almost as if it was made for this Star Wars-inspired bag!
Perfect Purse Charm for this Custom Star Wars Handbag | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

The second bag is a custom tote bag inspired by Disney Princesses.  I first saw this Everyday Tote in purple and fell in love with it.  As I looked around, however, I was extremely infatuated with this subtle Disney Princesses printed fabric.
Custom Disney Princesses Handbag | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

I paired this pretty fabric with the same off-black vinyl that was used for the Star Wars-inspired bag.
Custom Disney Princesses Tote Bag | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

For the interior, I chose a contrasting fabric.  I had a tough time deciding on the color.  Thank goodness the CaliCatBoutique owner is a patient woman.  Ultimately, I ended up with the fuchsia, and I am very pleased with my decision.
Roomy Custom Disney Princesses Tote Bag | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

When I had mentioned that I never zip my tote bags up, the owner offered to make the bag with a magnetic snap rather than a zipper.  I'm so happy that she did because the functionality of the bag is just as important as the style to me.
Custom Disney Princesses Tote Bag with Contrast Lining | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

Originally, I had purchased a fuchsia leather rose purse charm to hang on this bag, but it didn't look quite right, so I returned to Etsy to find an alternative.  I just think the bag needed a little splash of color.  Finally, I came upon the AnaBeeCreations Etsy shop, where I spotted a mouse head key fob.  I requested to have the pink dotted fabric against the black vinyl.  When the key fob arrived, I replaced the swivel lobster claw clip with a ball chain in order to hang it from my bag.  I love the way this bag turned out, and it's what I'm carrying now for spring!
Custom Disney Princesses Tote Bag with Custom Mickey Head Purse Charm | 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

I'm really just thrilled with my two new bags!  I had also been eyeing the Bonnie Bucket Bag.  Maybe I could have a Buffy the Vampire Slayer-inspired bag made?  Although I did see a beautiful stained glass Beauty and the Beast fabric recently . . . the possibilities are really endless!

NOTE: Be sure to ask for a quote on custom orders, as the cost may vary depending on the fabrics and details you choose.

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