Custom Designed Purses

Red Leather Shoulder Bag with circle chain decor
White leather purse with blue and red accentsWith thousands of purses and handbags on the market, you would think your perfect bag was out there. Having a few to accommodate your needs for what is going on for the day, is the plan. You may even have the one bag you use every day, keeping it simple. Shopping around for that perfect one can be tough and time consuming. Whether it’s the color, material of your choice, having a built-in compartment with a side zipper pocket or a couple of open ones, a zipper top closure, fold over, or open top style. The depth you want it to be of six or twelve inches deep or more, how wide and flexible including a soft shell or hard one, how important a lining is as long as it’s attached properly and not too loose with a lot of fabric inside, causing it to be in the way. The outside of the bag can be plain, have one pocket or several. Handles can be short and include a detachable, adjustable strap or have the long strap permanently attached like a crossbody style. A backpack style purse or waist pouch is great for hands free use like the crossbody bags. The color of the hardware can be gold or silver tone, copper, brass or hard plastic, all of these options can be colored.
Black leather cowhide purse with colored studs and 2 removable straps
The bags featured in this article are not custom made, but ideas of how different styles can be. Designing your purse or handbag is like those shops where you can build your own stuffed animal or doll. You assemble them with the clothing and accessories available to personalize them. The handbag industry had woken up to the possibility of allowing the customers to design their own, and the demand to personally do this is soaring. Rather than have the customer design it on a whim, set styles with sizes, materials and color combinations are available to choose from making it easier for both the industry and the customer. There are specific places that allow the design to be left open, and allow the customer to design their own creation.
Green leather triangle shaped purse
Big brand stores including Gucci and Coach, allow customers to change up the selected elements from their own business models. Others use visualization tools that are based on 3D technology where the customer selects the leather texture, color, size, type of metal work and lining shade. The bags take two to four weeks to manufacture. Larger firms place orders that they predict will be popular. Buying something unique that is already made, has a price tag on it to match. Tailor-made bags can be made for less than the mass-manufactured ones. This is because they are not making a collection based on the hope that it will trend. There are no inventory purchases, causing unsold stock. Depending on the make of the bag, according to the material, it can be very affordable. They are not as expensive as you may think. Besides creating your own designer purse or handbag, a simple option is to buy a nice, plain black bag.

Plain black leather bag

I have a great article for Making Your Own Purse Organizer that has helpful information, and a video to watch making it step by step. It only takes less than 20 minutes to make one, and you can transfer it to any purse or handbag!

Click on Women’s Purses and Handbags for more information about them, to read and shop for men’s click on Men’s Bags and Accessories. The option to shop for both are to the right on my sidebar where I have several merchants listed.

Unless otherwise stated, the bags for this article I chose from various merchants for the specific style I needed to write this article. As already mentioned, the bags featured in this article are not custom made, but ideas of how different styles can be.


  1. Auntie Jo


    Hi Patsy, What a great Idea! You’ve got me thinking now – I’m going to have to start making notes about my perfect bag! There are loads of times when I wish the bag I have would just be a bit more this or a bit less that! I had no clue you get one made! This is definitely something that interests me, thanks.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Auntie Jo,

      I had no idea either until I was doing a search for my website and saw this. It’s not as expensive as you think, and most places have a few styles to choose from for the basic build, then you add what you want. It sounds like a lot of fun. 

      All you have to do is a Google search to find which company is on the list to contact. You can check out several of them to find the right one.

      I’m happy you found my article, and hope you find the right place to have your custom bag made!

  2. Alejandra


    Why I’d never thought before that I could order a bag that fit my needs. I guess this is possible and think this is a great idea. Every woman has different needs, and if we talk about bags, each one of us know what we are looking for. Finding the right bag can be hard and sometimes can take some time.
    Ordering the bag I need and the bag I would love to have, its a good idea.

    1. Patsy


      Hi Alejandra,

      Many women don’t think about having a purse or handbag custom made. We just go out and hope to find the one we like. Having them made isn’t as expensive as we think, it depends on the fabric which may cost the most, if it was leather for example. 

      We do have different needs, and some carry a lot so size is important. It’s worth looking into, you never know how it will turn out.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing with your comment. Hope to see you back soon.

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