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made in America purse in distressed black
made in America purse in distressed black
Stitch and Tickle distressed black bag made in America
Large Distressed Black Bag made in America
Stitch and Tickle Large Black Bag made in USA

Large Bag, Distressed Black

by Stitch and Tickle 


  • A hybrid between a bucket bag and a messenger bag 
  • Braided leather drawstring closure and a fully adjustable strap with solid brass buckle
  • There is a large outside pocket (6.5"h x 7.5"w) and a large inside pocket (5"h x 6.5"w)
  • There is a strap with a key fob so that you can easily pull out your keys
  • Made in America


  • Handmade of deliciously soft leather sourced from California of South + Central American hide
  • Being a natural material, leather often presents minor marks and variations inherent to the hide. While mass produced or high end bags try to eliminate those imperfections, Stitch and Tickle see them as part of the unique character of the material. They believe it is possible to make bags that are beautiful without supporting the wastefulness of the handbag industry.


  • Total dimension of bag is 13" h x 12 3/4" w x 3 1/2" d
  • Each bag is hand cut and sewn in a small studio in Boston, with a concern for quality, limited waste and sustainability
  • Because leather is a natural material, minor marks and variations might occur


  • In stock and available to ship now
  • Free shipping to USA addresses
  • Free gift wrap available 


More about this vendor:

Stitch and Tickle is a line of handmade leather bags and accessories designed by Sophie Truong.  All items are made one by one in her studio at the Boston Center for the Arts, in the city’s historic South End neighborhood. 

Born in France, Sophie studied International Business in Paris before moving to Boston in the early 90’s.  While working in the corporate and nonprofit world (her last job was with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for 10 years as a Product Development Manager and Buyer), she started feeling the pull of a more creative field and she discovered art making in her early 30’s. Sophie used found textiles and unconventional sewing techniques in her artwork and it gradually became clear that fiber arts was her medium. 

A recurring theme in her work revolved around hyper-consumerism and the waste our society generates. So it seemed natural that, when investigating her own business, she would choose to do something ethically sound by making handmade items, locally. In 2011, while unable to find a bag that would fit her taste and needs, she started playing with leather and Stitch and Tickle was born! Truong’s process creating bags is the same as in her artwork: it is intuitive and tactile, so the leather she disovers always dictates what the final product will be.  Yet, all bags have the same qualities: they are simple, beautiful, functional and timeless.