Summer is in full-bloom and we’re celebrating with the recent arrival of the latest shipments of warm-weather ready bags and totes from Europe.  Here at the office, Sue and Therese are excited to share these fun and colorful accessories. The perfect companions for trips to the beach, farm market, office, or an outdoor concert.

 

Shoes meet bag in this Espadrille-inspired French purse.

Shoes meet bag in this Espadrille-inspired French purse.

Carry colorful summertime stripes with the Cinch-Top tote from Artiga.

Carry colorful summertime stripes with the Cinch-Top tote from Artiga.

The jumbo Artiga tote makes the perfect companion for the beach or office.

The jumbo Artiga tote makes the perfect companion for the beach or office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artiga—Magescq, France
Vibrant rainbow colors make the signature Artiga “look.” These bags represent the connection to the outdoor lifestyle, so prevalent in southwest France, where they are designed and made. In the late 1990s, Quitterie Delfour purchased a small dress maker in Magescq. As the new owner, she decided growing the business meant adding products and Quitterie saw the future in fashion accessories crafted in the traditional Basque canvas of the region. All Artiga products are constructed from natural cotton or a linen and cotton blend.

Discover more:
Aquitaine—www.tourisme-aquitaine.fr
France–int.rendezvousenfrance.com/

Welcome to the beautiful southwest coast of France. One of our favorite destinations.

Welcome to the beautiful southwest coast of France. One of our favorite destinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Squirrel messenger from Klo Design is fun and—well—nutty.

The Squirrel messenger from Klo Design is fun and—well—nutty.

This small clutch from Finnish design studio, Klo Deign, makes a great spot for spar change, credit cards, or mobile phone.

This small clutch from Finnish design studio, Klo Deign, makes a great spot for spar change, credit cards, or mobile phone.

Pack your gear for a weekend adventure in this pine-theme bag from Klo Design.

Pack your gear for a weekend adventure in this pine-theme bag from Klo Design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Klo Design—Turku, Finland
Located on Finland’s west coast lies Turku and it’s here where Dani Aavinen founded Klo Design. Dani and his talented team of designers create an evolving collection of stylish accessories, homewares, clothing, textiles, and furniture. Many of the fabric designs and colors are riffs on Finnish nature themes—pine boughs, pinecones, squirrels (how cute are the squirrel bags?), and birds. Dani believes in combining good quality and timeless design in all Klo products.

Discover more:
Turku Touring—www.turkutouring.fi/en/tourist-information_en
Visit Finland—www.visitfinland.com/

Pretty pastel homes line the streets of charming Turku, Finland.

Pretty pastel homes line the streets of charming Turku, Finland.