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Made in USA: What to wear to the beach

We are always on the lookout for stylish American-made products and apparel.  Since summer is in full swing, we wanted to share our picks for a beach-ready outfit that is entirely made in USA. The waves are beckoning us to the beach and we hope you enjoy these stateside goodies! 1.  When we first saw these Julie [...]

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Fall Line Inspiration, Part 2: Mood Board

The first step in planning our Fall/Winter 2014 collection was to create a mood board (above). Inspired by a Southern road trip, we threw together ideas and Fall/Winter styles that fit that aesthetic.  Photo credits clockwise from the top: Atlanta Skyline, b&w car, Scarf,Texture, Trees, Rooftop.After creating the mood board, it was time to select the fabrics. This season, we are [...]

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Fall Inspiration, Part 1: A Southern Road Trip

There's nothing like a good old American road trip to inspire the mind and rejuvinate the soul. This past May, my boyfriend and I drove in a massive loop starting and ending in Nashville, TN.  Above: One of the many ornate, historical homes in Charleston. Along the way, we stopped (at ate our way through) Atlanta and [...]

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10% Donation To American Cancer Society This Month in Honor of Sally Spicer Rankine, Founder

With Independence Day less than 24 hours away, our thoughts turn to Sally Spicer Rankine, the founder of Spicer Bags. One year ago, over the 4th of July weekend, Sally lost her battle with cancer. Sally founded Sally Spicer Bags in 2000. Having lived in Italy for a while, Sally designed bags that integrated the vibrant [...]

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You're Invited: Friday Happy Hours in San Francisco

We're happy to announce that our San Francisco studio will be open EVERY Friday this summer. Stop by to see where all Spicer products are made, enjoy tasty treats and drinks, and shop! We have an ever-changing stock of bags from our current season, last season, limited edition collection and samples. Locals, pick up orders during [...]

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SFMade Week Dogpatch Walking Tour: Sip, Shop & Chow Down on May 6th

Go on a mini walking tour of the Dogpatch "makerhood" on Tuesday May 6th to visit four local manufacturers - all in a 4 block radius! Experience a little bit of everything: delicious food, wine tasting, factory tours and shopping for locally-made goods. Here's your itinerary: 1) Breakfast at Rickshaw Bagworks Local Goods Pop-up shop. 10am - 6pm, [...]

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The Material Behind our Eco-Friendly Bags: How Cork Fabric is Made

Above: Cork Classic Totes by Spicer BagsOur cork handbags are so unique that people often have a hard time wrapping their heads around the idea of cork fabric. We don't blame them -- cork fabric is produced in an incredibly interesting way. Here's the scoop:Harvesting CorkPhoto via vinumvine.comCork fabric is harvested from the Cork Oak tree, [...]

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A Visit to Our LA-Based Zipper Manufacturer, UCAN Zippers

That's right -- the zippers we use on all our bags are manufactured in America! This is a fact that often stuns people. In the golden age of globalization, the assumption is that nearly everything we own is made overseas. Yet in San Francisco alone, there are 200-300 companies actively manufacturing products (link).  If you look hard [...]

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