Cool, New Handmade Purses from Owens & Co. and BoxEleven

These pretty cross-bodies are handmade with vintage fabric, inside and out.


There are a ton of reasons why riding solo is awesome: No one complains about your epic snoring. You can spend as much time as you want in the bathroom. Eating an entire box of Fig Newtons is totally acceptable.

In fact, we can’t think of a single reason why they say the world was built for two … especially when you can get two in one, like with the too-cute bags from the latest Owens & Co. and BoxEleven collab. Handmade by BoxEleven owner Katie Browne with vintage textiles selected by Owens & Co.’s Missy Owens, these cross-bodies come in a variety of peppy prints. And you’ll do a double take when you unzip each to find a fully lined interior with equally fun fabrics.

Think nautical navy stripes on the outside, paired up with a purple, whimsical, tropical print within. Peek into the cream-and-crimson geometric piece to spy some chipper orange and red stripes. Our favorite? A festive, retro floral with olive hues hiding a subdued chambray inside. You may end up wanting a couple of ‘em.

Double the pleasure? Check. Double the fun? Check.

$78, Owens & Co., 1152, Nu‘uanu Ave., 531-4300.