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Mrs. Made in USA here. For the past month I have been searching for a stylish, Made in the USA diaper bag to carry my stuff and the plethora of gear that i have to lug around for my 2 babies. I searched many different diaper bag sites and women’s purse sites. Pretty much everything was made in China and ranged in price from $40 to over $300. I also had the option of buying a “designer” bag made in Italy, but those cost at least $600. I couldn’t stomach shelling out that kind of money for a bag, even if it wasn’t made in China. Plus, the last time i checked we didn’t have a money tree growing in the back yard.

So after a long and exhaustive search for a Made in the USA purse, I resolved myself to the fact that i would have to, 1) keep using my old bag, or 2) buy an imported bag and endure the disappointed look of my husband. Then I got an idea….look on Etsy.com! They have millions of items Made in the USA, so there must be purses there too. I immersed myself in Etsy and came upon beautiful leather bags by Paulina Carcach. I found a bag I loved and emailed Paulina to confirm the bags were Made in the USA. Sure enough, she sews these beauties by hand in the San Francisco Bay area and gets her leather from a local leather shop. You can customize your bag by choosing the leather color and hardware you want. Best of all, her bags are SO reasonably priced. All shapes of handbags are under $150 and clutches are as low as $35. The one I chose, called the Alba bag, is only $141! I was in heaven. Not only did i find a cool bag that fit my needs but the price was unbelievable for something handmade and leather! I got the thumbs up from my husband and placed my order immediately.

I have attached a picture of the bag I ordered (in teal) and another style. All of Paulina’s bags are custom made to order, so I will have to wait a couple weeks for mine. I can’t wait to get it! When I showed my mom the picture of the bag I ordered, she said it reminded her of her designer bag (which starts with P and rhymes with Rada). I said, “Yeah, but mine is custom made in the USA and $500 less!” You can’t argue with that.

Check out all of Paulina’s beautiful, Made in the USA leather handbags at www.paulinacarcach.net.


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