My sister, Gillian, was the one who turned me on to Vaalbara Designs that are all handmade in LA, California. The company is run by the nicest couple, and I was fortunate enough to meet Emily at a flea market in Martha's Vineyard this summer. Their company not only makes beautiful bags, blankets, wallets and jewelry, but they also pride themselves on creating a line of sustainable products. In addition, a portion of all their sales goes to the Surf Rider Foundation which is dedicated to keeping beaches and oceans clean! They have amazing designs and great variety, as well as free domestic shipping!
Check out their amazing stuff online, their bags make great gifts for the holidays!