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. Miki says:

    East West tote! Seriously awesome.

  2. Ashley says:

    I think the V clutch or the crossbody could make a nice addition to my purse collection!

  3. Vivian Beck says:

    East West Tote please!

  4. Kristal says:

    I would choose the east west tote! I could really use a big bag for work!

  5. Sarah says:

    I would definitely chose the Satchel. So classic!

  6. andrea p says:

    Love the large duffle so much! :)

  7. Kim says:

    I would chose the large duffle! I always need a larger bag for everything I carry with me! Thanks for sharing – looks like so much fun to design your own purse!

  8. KatyL. says:

    I would choose the North South tote, such beautiful bags.

  9. Sara says:

    I love the Satchel. What a great giveaway. Thanks so much for doing it.

  10. Carolyn says:

    I like the small triangle tip tote! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Malena says:

    Love the large satchel!

  12. Corinne says:

    i love the large duffle!

  13. Karli says:

    That bucket bag it TOO cute! I don’t have a bag in that style, so I think its about time :)

  14. Bree says:

    I would get the east/west tote! I need a bag for my laptop. :)

  15. charity says:

    I love the North South tote myself.

  16. Nicole says:

    I like the East West Tote, the Small Duffel, AND the Bucket Bag! I don’t have to choose just one, do I?

  17. Hillary says:

    I would absolutely choose the East West Tote. This is such a cool idea!

  18. Joni says:

    Great idea. I would choose the bucket bag. Thanks!

  19. Amanda says:

    I love the small duffel!

  20. Carlotta says:

    East West Tote for me

  21. I love the North South Tote! Would be perfect for carrying a lot of stuff, but looking elegant!

  22. Sally Michelle says:

    It would be a toss-up between the East West Tote and the North South Tote.

  23. Helen says:

    So hard to choose! But I’d go for the small triangle tip tote.

  24. Eileen says:

    Large duffel!

  25. Kym says:

    The east west tote? No, the cosmetic bags….no, the bucket bag. I love the shapes of these bags! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Nikky says:

    I love the East West Tote too. It would be the perfect tote to use daily to cart around all of my work files and a laptop.

  27. Stephanie says:

    I am in need of great work bag so I would definitely of with the North South Tote!

  28. Krystal says:

    Small Duffle!!!

  29. Jenny says:

    Hmmm….so many great options, but I think I would have to go with the large duffle.

  30. Jena Peterson says:

    I love the East West Tote so much it is probably unnatural.

  31. jenna says:

    East West Tote!

  32. Cindy Morris says:

    Small Triangle Tip Tote is stunningly perfect!!

  33. Nikky says:

    I love the East West tote too! It would be perfect to use daily to stylishly cart around work files and my laptop.

  34. Bara says:

    I love the satchel, but it was really tough to choose. I wish more bags came in such amazing shapes.

  35. Dara says:

    I love the North South tote. These bags are so chic!

  36. Chantel says:

    I would go for the Stachel or Large Duffle :)

  37. leslie says:

    Small Triangle Tip Tote for sure

  38. Kelly P says:

    I would go for either the small duffel or the small triangle tip tote. Great choices!

  39. Emily says:

    The small duffle is definitely my style!

  40. Nicole says:

    The Satchel!

  41. Colette says:

    either the V Clutch or the East West Tote. so cute!

  42. Heather says:

    Love the East a West tote and the Large Duffle!

  43. Jody says:

    Love this idea! North South Tote or V Clutch!

  44. Jessica says:

    I would pick the North South Tote. Thanks!

  45. melinda says:

    I’d love the East West Tote!

    But, I’ll take the Crossbody if you want to throw that in instead!

  46. Holly says:

    Beautiful bags! I love the North South Tote!

  47. Dana S. says:

    This is such a fun website!! I would definitely love the large duffle!

  48. Ashley Bland says:

    The crossbody!

  49. Sarah M says:

    Definitely the small duffle!

  50. April Bible says:

    I would definitely go large duffle!

  51. Mayra says:

    East West tote! LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea.

  52. Elizabeth says:

    I love the large duffel.

  53. teresa says:

    Hands dow, the East West tote!!! I love the sunny colours you chose and i might go for the same, although I’m usually a blue girl.

  54. Jackie says:

    East West for sure! I love that it has a zipper closure- a must while travelling, but hard to find!

  55. Lesley says:

    I thought designing my own dream shoes was fun – I am going to need me one of those satchels!

  56. Jenny says:

    I love the crossbody bag!

  57. Katherine says:

    Wow, love Wink & Winn. What a cool find. I love the small duffle.

  58. Stephanie says:

    I think the East West tote would be great for traveling with my three munchkins!

  59. Jami says:

    I love the satchel!

  60. Candice S says:

    How fun! I like the satchel!

  61. Megan says:

    Love the small duffle for an everyday bag!

  62. deb says:

    I love the north side tote

  63. Laura says:

    Easy West Tote! Very interesting concept. Thanks for the givaway!

  64. Laurie says:

    The bucket bag is so cute. I love your new orange bag too though….

  65. Rima Philippin says:

    I would love myself a satchel :)

  66. Rebecca says:

    I’d love the Satchel!!!

  67. deb says:

    East/West tote! or the satchel…

  68. Kelsey says:

    I’d choose the small duffle! I like having the handles and cross-body option.

  69. Lanelle says:

    A bucket bag. How awesome is this.

  70. Nicole says:

    I like the east west tote. And the satchels. It would be a tough choice for sure! Given the five kids, I’d probably be practical and get the biggest one, ha!

  71. Taysha R says:


  72. I like the small duffle! Great giveaway!

  73. Jessica says:

    I would choose the Large Duffle. It would make the perfect fashionable diaper bag:)

  74. Alex says:

    I’d love the large duffel to use for when I travel for work.

  75. Arathi says:

    I choose NORTH SOUTH TOTE. Good luck to everyone.

  76. Carey says:

    Love the Bucket Bag!

  77. Jeanice says:

    I think I would enjoy having the North South Tote. Thanks!

  78. Bethany Haugen says:

    I love the East West Tote. Perfect size!!

  79. Noel says:

    I love the satchel! Thanks for the giveaway.

  80. Caroline says:

    The East West Tote is awesome!

  81. Sara says:

    East West Tote! Looks tremendously versitile and I love the choice of colour designs!

  82. Kendra says:

    I would choose the East West Tote or Bucket Bag – tough choice!

  83. Marie says:

    The satchel Beautiful and classic shape.

  84. Kelly says:

    Love the East/West Tote. So sharp. Thanks!

  85. Stacy says:

    Love the satchel!

  86. Shannon B says:

    I can’t decide between the small duffel or the satchel!! Both are so cute!

  87. Nelanie says:

    I would totally love the large duffel or maybe the satchel! It’s so hard to decide!! :)

  88. Diane says:

    Ah that big East West tote!!!

  89. Liz says:

    I would do either the satchel or the small duffel! Difficult decision!

  90. Kate says:

    Crossbody for sure! :)

  91. Laura says:

    Small duffle is just right

  92. Sarah Y says:

    What a fantastic concept! I’d pick the East/West tote.

  93. Hannah says:

    The Satchel!

  94. Natasha S says:

    The Satchel for sure!!

  95. Holt Dale says:

    I love the North South tote!

  96. Therese says:

    Love, love, love the large duffle!

  97. Sharon Kerk says:

    The Satchel !

  98. Leslie says:

    I need a new tote and East West tote is a great design.

  99. Nicki says:

    Love this concept. I like the large duffel, but it is so hard to decide!

  100. Dawn says:

    The East-West tote is perfect!

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