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Where to shop and buy Logo-Free Purses

I’m a huge fan of purses without a ton of logos. I’m one of those under the radar kind of folks.

I tend to find these bags because I am always half-shopping wherever I go.

I pop into stores, I check out their wares, I go to independent arts & crafts conventions (like the ones in Toronto, the One-of-a-Kind Festival) and go to artsy boho areas where independent artisans hawk their wares.

I also walk down and around areas like Queen Street west of Bathurst, and I never avoid a store just because it’s for men. Men like nice looking leather bags too!

Consignment shops, are also great places to find logo-free, great bags.

Basically anything WITHOUT ostentatious logos on it, is a logo-free bag to me. A small logo or a plaque is fine.

So.. you kind of have every single bag out there that is pretty much logo-free. If you want a bag with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on it, it takes a little more finesse to find, but artisanal leather stores tend to do the trick.

The bag I own that is 100% logo-free is from Aridza Bross but I bought it in Paris in some little shop, and I’ve never seen her bags sold here yet.

That said, here are a few options I found online:

Sole Society has some really damn good looking bags. I’m tempted to buy a few except for the fact that they’re probably all made out of vinyl or fake leather which I am not a fan of.

I like the look of this Raleigh option for $50

http://www.solesociety.com/raleigh-brown.html

I also like this Bryer bag for $50

sole-society-bryer-bag

You can also try Banana Republic for logo free bags. They’re pretty good for logo-free items.

http://bananarepublic.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=85210&vid=1&pid=288487013

 

J.W. Hulme Emerson Satchel Bags at $525 are very pricey but they’re made in the U.S. and last FOREVER.

jw-hulme-satchel-emerson

They’re kind of all over the place but those are my picks at various price points.

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Posted on March 18, 2018

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17 Comments

  1. SarahN

    I just bought a handbag in Thailand – relatively sure no cows were hurt to make it either… anyhow, I was pleased to see the ‘tag’ that announces the brand (again) was in an inside pocket – ie totally removable. HAPPY! Sadly, two others on my planeload of ~400 had a same branded bag, they are oh so popular 🙁 At least they come in lots of colours?

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I’d be OK with other people having great taste even if we’re sharing it!

  2. Catherine

    The one I have is the colbalt blue woven one. It seriously rocks!!!
    🙂

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      REALLY! *gah*.. I want it now.

  3. Catherine

    Check out one fated knight. I can vouch that even a smallish bag from there holds a couple of diapers, wipes, wallet/pouch, and various snacks.
    🙂

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      OH MY!!! I love that woven bag…

  4. Sally

    Yesss, love that last bag and those first couple from Sole Society if I knew they would last. I don’t buy new bags often, so I like to know what I get will look good for everyday use for at least a couple years.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I doubt they’d last. They’re not leather, so for sure you’ll see cracks.

  5. Tania

    Vintage bags sold on etsy are also a good place for looks like new refurbished bags (leather redyed & brass shined up) or lovely distressed leather bags. I also adore my Everlane Petra Market Tote (I bought the black earlier this year). The only drawback is no top closure so tough to take on the plane but I love it for daily use. You and I have already discussed Longchamp too.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      I don’t like bags without a zipper exactly for that reason — things fall out when you put it down….

  6. The Asian Pear

    oooh. I like that first brown bag!

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      It’s pretty cute for non-leather and I think I saw it on a style blog (extra petite?) and it looked nice if a bit large.

  7. Yetunde

    There was a time all I looked for in a bag was that it was on sale. Then a floodgate of awareness was open in my 20s and I’ve become a discrete-logo, leather only, all-colors-of-the-rainbow kinda girl. I just purged my bag wardrobe down to 4 main bags and hope to keep it that way till the end of the year. The designer bag hobby definitely got very expensive very quickly.

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Oh I hear that. I’m keeping all my bags but I need them easily accessible or else I won’t use them. I also want to love the idea of bags that I hold by the handle but I prefer shoulder bags..

  8. Sarah Li Cain

    Dang it! I really need to stop reading your blogs. I’ve been feverishly online browsing at all the places you mentioned, and thank goodness I’m overseas, or else I would have spent hundreds of dollars of merchandise 😛

    1. save. spend. splurge.

      Believe me, it is harder for me to resist being the one looking at this stuff!!!!

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