Scrap Life #1: My LoveLife Bag

A few months ago I blogged about going to LoveLife Bags on 16th and Mission and picking out my own bag. They actually let you pick out the fabric, trim, tags, and style of bag at the shop. It usually takes up to 6 weeks, but I think mine was done in 2 or 3.

Due to some past experiences, I wanted to wait a few weeks before I started raving or complaining about these bags, and after rocking this one for a month I can finally say it looks like I’ve totally scored.

Unlike my Worn Agains and Blackspot shoes, nothing has started to unravel or tear. It doesn’t look like it’s going to fall apart soon, and I’ve seen a few people rocking their LL Bags and saying they hardly age at all. This bag fits well, holds all my shit, and is completely unique. I dig it.

I don’t have a good picture of the inside yet, but each bag is made by re-using old vinyl signs from store fronts, so the inside looks really neat.

Scrap Life? I asked Roxanne at LoveLife for the leftover scrap from my bag so that I could use it for a few projects. She gave me about 1/4 of a yard of this awesome calico (upholstery?) material. So over the course of the next week I’m going to post the results of this project online for you guys to check out. Some will by mine, some will be with the help of friends. Stay tuned for Scrap Life #2 soon.

edit: view the rest of this series-

Scrap Life #2 The Wallet

Scrap Life #3 The Shoes

Scrap Life #4 Sonny’s Bag