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The Original Flea from Fleabags

The Original Flea from Fleabags

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The Original Flea from Fleabags, New York’s answer to Anya Hindmarch’s ʺI’m Not a Plastic Bag” campaign. Rich brown vegetable-tanned leather and certified organic cotton / hemp canvas and midnight Black silk-screen. Features leather handles belt closure, fully lined in certified organic navy & white cotton, one interior zipper pocket and one interior welt pocket with leather trim. There are four nickel feet at bottom of bag to protect the leather.

Organic cotton/hemp body
100% tanned leather accents

16” height
6” depth
16” width (at widest)
8″ handle

Buy it here for $44

Company Bio:

Shira Entis, a fashion designer and lover of all things tiny and over-sized, and Alex Bell, a lawyer and seeker of adventures, have been fleamarket addicts since they met ten years ago at Brown University. Frustrated by the inconvenience and environmental hazard of accumulating several plastic bags while marketing, they craved a convenient and fashion-hot tote that could fit all of their wares. Fleabags are designed as their ideal solution – dapper, large, lightweight and sturdy carry-alls – that are also eco-minded. Thus the brand Fleabags began in 2009 while both still worked their day jobs in New York City.


An important part of the Fleabags venture was to create a bag that was as Green as possible while maintaining high quality and covetable design. Thus, much research was put into the types of canvas, leather and parts available in the United States that would fit their eco-friendly standards. Fleabags are wholly sourced in the US and made in New York of organic and vintage materials, and vegetable-tanned, American and Italian leathers. All silkscreens use water-based ink. Fleabags use no toxic glues or paints, just good old fashion sewing.


The first run of 100 Original Flea bags were made for Spring/Summer 2009 in Limited Edition by hand and with the Edition Number written on each bag. Having become their Signature bag, the Original Flea is now offered year-round. In addition, each season a new limited edition collection is introduced.

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