Design Your Own Handbag

May 7, 2014

Ladies, I know I speak for all of us when I say haven’t we all wanted to add our own personal touch to a handbag of our own design? Sure there are a lot of choices for clutches and duffle bags out there but here’s a really fun gift to give yourself or a special gal in your life, it’s the opportunity to design a small crossbody or large tote (among several other styles) right down to the colors and hardware.

I was approached by Wink & Winn a few months ago with this concept, how fun! Wink & Winn allows anyone to design their own handbag; to get me started, they sent me a key ring of colorful premium leathers to examine and a little instruction booklet too. You can find all of these details on how it works on their website.

wink and winn leathers

It was a fun process, I contemplated a two tone blue duffle at first, choosing the leather and trim, the website is user friendly and allows you to drag color options and save different designs before you buy.

wink and winn design


I decided to do something fun and bright, I chose an orange and white palette on the East West tote to cart to the beach or pool and for traveling this summer.

wink and wynn tote

wink winn tote on beach


There are ten styles of bag and many leather and hardware combinations, which one would you choose? Or give one as a gift!   wink and winn bags

For one week only, Wink & Winn is offering a $50 gift code to CG readers, simply email frontdesk [at] with subject line “$50 Gift Code”.

And today Wink & Winn is offering one lucky winner a chance to design any handbag of your choice (up to $390 value). To be eligible…

– Hop on over to Wink & Winn and pick the shape of bag you’d choose for your design (clutch, duffle, etc.) then name it in a comment here on this blog post.

You can connect with Wink & Winn on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest. This giveaway ends Sunday May 11, 2014 at midnight PST. One winner chosen at random. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Winner #112 Megan S., notified via email.


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521 Responses to “Design Your Own Handbag”

  1. patti says:

    I would choose the small duffle

  2. Amy says:

    I would love a good crossbody bag. It would nice to carry something other than a diaper bag for once!

  3. Etta says:

    I like the East West AND the North South! Very nice!

  4. Emily says:

    I’d choose the East West tote!!

  5. Alison says:

    I love the East West Tote! Perfect for carrying all my junk!

  6. Nicole says:

    I love the bucket bag! What can I say…my purse doubles as my closet on most days! the bigger the better. :)

  7. Christine says:

    I would choose the North South tote although at the last minute I might change my mind to the V Clutch. Love all the fabric and color choices. This is a great idea!

  8. Cathleen says:

    I like the large duffel!

  9. Jessica says:

    I would definitely get the Bucket Bag for summer!

  10. Erin says:

    Oh, I LOVE the satchel, and the large duffel. What an awesome site…

  11. Kelly H. says:

    Love this!! I’d choose one of the totes for my perfect summer purse.

  12. Sharon says:

    I’m likin’ the North South tote…. :)

  13. Megan S. says:

    I love the small duffle bag! What a great idea to allow ladies to customize their own bags. I always default to the black due to the limited choices

  14. Sarah says:

    I love the small duffle! Would definitely have some fun with that…

  15. Liz says:

    The large duffle looks perfect as an overnight bag!

  16. Christy says:

    East West tote is my fave! I once worked with a guy who had a handbag made for his then-girlfriend/now-wife – he choose ostrich leather in several different colors and desiged the shape himself. It was awesome and we girls in the office were so proud of him for thinking of this gift.

  17. Angie M says:

    I love the large duffle! it would be perfect for lugging around all the kids things in style!

  18. Libby says:

    LOVE this! I would want the small duffle and would have such a blast designing it!

  19. Ann says:

    What a tough choice! I’d have to go with the Large Duffle or the East West tote. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  20. Cindy Lyon says:

    The small duffle is the shape I’ve been wanting to add to my wardrobe.

  21. Libby says:

    The small triangle tip tote is the perfect size for everyday! And I love that it can be so individualized – it can really be your own, even to choosing your preferred color for hardware :)
    Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

  22. Sylvia says:

    Love the large duffell!

  23. Catherine says:

    I would love to carry that bucket bag this summer!

  24. Ame says:

    Oh, the East West Tote is tempting, but I’d have to go with the Bucket Bag. Love this idea, Kate.

  25. Sherry says:

    I really love the Satchel. Such pretty colors!

  26. tabitha says:

    I would pick the east west bag. Perfect for purse but can hold diapers too!

  27. Caroline says:

    I love the east west tote!

  28. SArah says:

    I would totally go for the bucket bag. Love it!

  29. Karyl says:

    What a fun product and giveaway! This would be just the thing to cheer up my friend — a purse fiend — and I bet she’d love that North-South Tote.

  30. Kelly W. says:

    I love the North South tote! I’m a singer and it would be perfect for hauling around all my music!

  31. Laurie says:

    The North South Tote – would fit a laptop and papers etc. for work. Just what I need!

  32. Kendra says:

    I can’t decid between the east west tote and the duffle!! I could definitely use a great weekender bag!

  33. Heather says:

    East/West Tote! So cute!!

  34. Heather W. says:

    Love the small duffle!

  35. Lindsay says:

    What a fun thing! I think I would go for the North South Tote!

  36. Heather Johnson says:

    Love the satchel!

  37. Kristin Hillmer says:

    OOOH! The crossbody is a definate must have!

  38. Katie F says:

    I would choose the North South Tote.

  39. Jennifer says:

    I would definitely choose the SMALL TRIANGLE TIP TOTE! It is a classic and beautiful style!

  40. Lisa E says:

    Satchel for me and I love your new pic. So care free!

  41. Sarah C says:

    Love the bucket bag!

  42. Nathalie Campagna says:

    There are so many great options! But I will pick the North South Tote for an upcoming trip!

  43. Christy says:

    I love love love the large duffle…deciding on colors would be so fun too.

  44. Monica says:

    North South Tote

  45. Diane says:

    These are lovely. What a cool service.

    I think the East-West tote would be the best for hauling my dog, kid and photography stuff around town!

  46. Sasha says:

    Either the Satchel or the North South Tote

  47. Mila powers says:

    Love the site! I would love that North South tote. They’re all pretty wonderful!

  48. Janet says:

    I’m loving the large duffle. Gorgeous!

  49. Amanda says:

    What an awesome idea! I love the Bucket Bag and the dark green suede is gorgeous!

  50. Mich says:

    My favorite is the large duffle

  51. Jennifer says:

    A leopard clutch would be fantastic!

  52. Rita says:

    I would choose the large duffle.

  53. Nadine says:

    Thanks for the introduction to such a cute site! Definitely East West Tote. Yours looks fantastic!

  54. Katie says:

    I would choose the North South Tote- it looks great for work or traveling!

  55. Julianne says:

    What a cool idea! I love the satchel.

  56. Jenny says:

    I love the small duffle! So beautiful!

  57. Robin H says:

    Totally crushing on the North South tote!

  58. TLR says:

    I love the bucket bag. Thanks for another great giveaway.

  59. Michele H says:

    East West Tote!

  60. heather says:

    Ooh! The east west tote for sure…I’d call it my modem day Mary Poppins bag :)

  61. Jen N. says:

    East West Tote!

  62. Jeni says:

    Bucket Bag!

  63. Angela N says:

    Love the east west bag. I need a big bag to carry all of my stuff around in. This is a great m others day or birthday present idea.

  64. Raquel says:

    I love the Crossbody. What a fantastic giveaway!

  65. Michelle says:

    I would choose the East West Tote! Love!!

  66. Christy says:

    The north-south duffel is a great size!

  67. Kristin says:

    I like the small duffle.

  68. Amanda says:

    I would choose the V clutch!

  69. Kate says:

    I’d love the small duffle!

  70. Cyndy Haugsby says:

    I’d love the large duffle. What a great weekender bag!

  71. Ashley L. says:

    I love the East West Tote!

  72. Kathryn says:

    I think I would go with the east west tote! I need something bigger to take to work!!

  73. Sandi says:

    Love the small duffle. Thanks!

  74. Suzanna Smith says:

    East-West Tote please! I’m starting a new position with my company and that tote would be a fantastic way for me to keep organized in my new role in outside sales.

  75. Eileen says:

    I like the east west tote.

  76. MaryKate says:

    North South Tote!
    With 3 kiddos, I need all the room I get for all their stuff I lug around every day!

  77. Lisa Perkins says:

    Large Duffle for sure!!! I’m in love!

  78. Emily says:

    The large duffle would be such a fun surprise!

  79. Liz M says:

    I love the small duffle.

  80. Pamela says:

    Love the bucket and also the pink and blue one in this post

  81. Nicole Hurley says:

    The North South tote would be perfect for my work things and also my wallet, phone, keys, etc. Love it!

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  83. Shondra says:

    I definitely need a new clutch!

  84. Jessica says:

    I’d choose the satchel! What a fun idea to design your own bag!

  85. Kelly L says:

    These are beautiful! I love the East West tote and the small triangle tip tote. Both so beautiful it’d be hard to chose which I want more!!

  86. Lisa B says:

    These bags are great! I love the duffle and the east/west tote. Thanks for the chance to win. xo

  87. sherry says:

    the crossbody – especially when I figured out they could all be worn separately!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  88. Satchel or bucket bag!

  89. Victoria S says:

    East West tote, thanks!

  90. Lisa LeBrun says:

    The East West tote is calling my name! Your orange and white one is beautiful and sturdy-looking.

  91. Mrs. Yancey says:

    I would love a tote to cary to work that would also double as a beach bag! Such a cool site and great giveaway! thanks for the opportunity!

  92. Emily says:

    I want the small duffle! What a cute design

  93. Kathleen says:

    That triangle tip tote is pretty fabulous!

  94. Jessica says:

    Definitely the small duffel!

  95. Jenna says:

    Love the large duffle!

  96. ruth says:

    Love the North South tote!! what a cool concept, designing your own bag!

  97. Eimear says:

    I would choose the V Clutch!

  98. Jennifer says:

    Definitely the Satchel. And this give away ends on my birthday … hint hint! :)

  99. Chymberly says:


  100. Jennifer says:

    I like the North South tote. Thanks for the contest, & happy Mother’s Day!

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