Darin Michelle
Creative Director

Darin Michelle

Made in Maryland

Spotlight: Original Lines Tote Bag

19FIFTYTHREE started as a company that created durable, canvas tote bags for all the busy worker bees out there. Over time, it turned into a Design Studio that offered limited and specially designed pieces through it's Boutique. The idea is not to create a brand out of 19FIFTYTHREE but more to showcase the design process behind select pieces. The first tote bag created for 19FIFTYTHREE was the 15oz Original Lines Tote, named because the lined pattern created for the bag was the first layout and pattern every created for the boutique. The bag was designed to be casual enough for everyday use and durable enough to carry around a small laptop, tablet and journal.

Below is a look at the original template created for the bag and the final product. I love it when the final piece comes out so close to the original design.



I initially created two different layouts for the bag. When I wasn't able to choose one, I decided to use both. Each side is different while still complimenting one another. I was a little nervous about how this would translate into an actual product, but I am now very happy with the outcome.




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