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$35.00
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted

Due to the handmade and upcycled nature of these items, each bag will vary. We cannot guarantee all colors in photo will be incorporated into each bag.

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Ruffled Riches

When you leave behind something important, it may leave you feeling ruffled for the whole day. But carry this ruffled shoulder bag with you, and you'll have the perfect accessory for keeping track of everything you need, and look brilliant while doing it. The one-of-a-kind bags are handmade by craftspeople in India from recycled saris. For each one, the layers of silk and rayon come in a unique combination of colors and patterns, ranging from jewel tones to earth tones. The bag has an inner lining of lightweight white cotton with a large central compartment and a single side pocket for quick access to your keys, purse or wallet. The clasp functions in two ways: there's a button and loop fastener, and a fabric cord that can tie the bag closed for greater security. Handmade in India.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
21338
Made from
rayon, cotton, silk
Measurements
18" L x 12" H without strap; 18" L x 22" H with strap
Notes
Dry clean or hand wash.
Cotton Lining, inner pocket, wooden toggle closure

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SARI BAG
 
4.4

(based on 194 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (165)
  • Great color (151)
  • Good strap length (103)
  • Easy access (98)
  • High quality (93)

Cons

  • Not enough compartments (41)
  • Color not as expected (16)
  • Poor quality (14)
  • Straps too short (11)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Shopping (99)
  • Travel (86)
  • Date night / night out (60)
  • Commuting (52)
  • Office (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (100), Comfort-oriented (90), Stylish (59), Modern (40), Classic style (33)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (138), No (94)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (69), Self (53), Child (19), Wife (14), Mother (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (74), Other (44), Birthday (32), Mother’s day (4)

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5.0

I want one too!!!

By 

from Adirondacks, NY

About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Access
  • Great Color
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Date Night / Night Out
    • Shopping
    • Traveling

    Comments about SARI BAG:

    This bag was a birthday gift for my niece who lives in CA. As soon as she received it, she switched all her items from the bag she had, into this one!!! She absolutely loved it, which made me a very happy Aunt!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Lovely Gift

    By 

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Modern, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Great Color
    • High Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Date Night / Night Out
      • Shopping

      Comments about SARI BAG:

      I got this gift for one of my best friends and she loves it! She said it was truly unique and beautiful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Fun to carry

      By 

      from Arlington, Texas

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Easy Access
      • Enough Compartments
      • Good Organization
      • Good Strap Length
      • Great Color
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shopping

        Comments about SARI BAG:

        When I don't have pockets, this bag is just what I need.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No, No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        She loved it!!

        By 

        from New York

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SARI BAG:

              This was for my sister-in-law. When I saw it I thought it would be perfect and it was. Thanks.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes, Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              nice bag, pretty

              By 

              from florida

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Good Strap Length
              • Great Color

              Cons

              • Color Not As Expected

              Best Uses

              • Shopping

              Comments about SARI BAG:

              pretty color, expected to get the purse shown in the add.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Wife
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Love it!

              By 

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Comfort-Oriented

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Easy Access
              • Great Color
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Straps Too Short

              Best Uses

                Comments about SARI BAG:

                This is my new daily purse. I love the size, colors, textures, etc. I only wish the straps were 6-10 inches longer. Otherwise it's perfect.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No, No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

                Comment on this review

                 
                5.0

                beautiful bag

                By 

                from Rockford, IL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SARI BAG:

                      This will make a great gift for my sister!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes, Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Beautiful Sari Bag

                      By 

                      from Tempe, AZ

                      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Good Strap Length
                      • Great Color

                      Cons

                      • Not Enough Compartments

                      Best Uses

                      • Date Night / Night Out
                      • Office
                      • Shopping
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about SARI BAG:

                      My daughter always gives me a list of items from Uncommon Goods for Christmas and birthday. I ordered this Sari bag from her list. It was even more beautiful than the picture! The colors are amazing and it is very soft to the touch. I wasn't sure if I had ordered it in time for a Christmas delivery but it came in within a few days. My daughter is thrilled with the bag.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Child
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Lovely bag

                      By 

                      from Mpls, MN

                      About Me Comfort-Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Easy Access
                      • Great Color
                      • High Quality

                      Cons

                      • Not Enough Compartments

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SARI BAG:

                        This is a pretty bag, a good size, but could use another compartment.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No, No
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Self
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        4.0

                        size does matter

                        By 

                        from Texas

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Great Color

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                        • Shopping

                        Comments about SARI BAG:

                        I never actually got to see this gift
                        as we live 1800 miles apart

                        I also never really focused in on it's size
                        and my Mother said it was way too big

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes, Yes
                        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                        • Mother
                        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                        Q and A

                        When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                        558votes, 95 comments

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        We're not sorry Erin found this Sari Bag! We love the fun color combinations and that it's handmade by craftspeople in India from reclaimed saris. Does this bold bag have your vote?

                        jeanie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Like the bag but never pay 40.00

                        Erin
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I like this bag!

                        Larissa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love, Love, Love this bag!!!! Unique! I would love to know if it's made by a group in India where they are benefiting from the sale. Now THAT would make the bag even better!

                        Kara
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Pretty, recycled, and not too steeply priced.

                        Kelly
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        a little expensive

                        Evelyn

                        I want it

                        Laurie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love the bright colors.

                        aimee
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        $40 is a fair price!

                        tory
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I like the bag but probably wouldn't spend $40 on it.

                        Rebekah
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I love it but wouldn't pay $40

                        charleston_chick2002

                        like this bag. would like to know of craftspeople are benefiting from sale of this bag.

                        Lynn

                        would like differeny colors, but love the bag

                        Betsy
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        The only 'downside' to this abundantly colorful hobo is the lack of divided space inside. Drives me crazy!

                        Marcie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        great bag! When can I get it?

                        maryanne

                        Like the bag,and the colors. I will purchase this..

                        amy

                        beautiful!

                        Regan
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Looks like a nice bag for summer.

                        Sallie
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Love it, but not for $40.

                        Lisa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        great item

                        Gail

                        It's very pretty, and I would pay the 40 if I thought it would benefit the people in India...they have nothing. Not crazy about the ruffle but colors are beautiful!

                        Teresa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I love your products, they are different and practical. :)

                        Tish
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I have this and LOVE IT!!!

                        Pat

                        A little pricey.

                        Carol
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I would like it better without the ruffles. Seems like everything is being ruffled today - and there are some people - me - that don't like ruffles! Still, I might consider it just for the fabric. Love that it is hand-made in India.

                        Lisa
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        not my style

                        Sue
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love the light colored interior, and it's such a pretty bag.

                        Andrea
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love it, but I wish for this price it had some more compartments.....

                        Bill
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Don't like the colors

                        Nancy
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Beautiful...well priced and unique.

                        Peggy
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        put me on the list to be one the first to purchase it.

                        Michele D
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Definitely would purchase this for my daughters and nieces. Would be funky and cool with almost anything they wear.

                        freda
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        very unique

                        Candace
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Funky, but a little pricey.

                        Deb
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        As others said, I think $40 is too much.

                        Julie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Nicely priced!

                        Billie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I think $35 is a better price point.

                        Carly
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        i could make this myself for maybe 10$ using scraps from the craft store

                        Lisa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love this bag. I want to buy it now.

                        KAREN
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Looks great and nicely priced!

                        Jacqueline
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        adorable!

                        Rhondell
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Great or the beach. Too casual for work.

                        Courtney

                        I love the colors!! A bit expensive though!!

                        april
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Bag is very cute but wouldn't pay $40

                        Meghan
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        very pretty.. but 40 is a bit pricey.

                        judi
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I want it!

                        laurie

                        Beautiful bag and would love to add it to my collection.

                        Kelly
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Very cute!


                        I like these colors together as well as the length of the straps.

                        kelley
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I would buy it, but not for $40. Come on!

                        Juanita

                        Would like shoulder straps length

                        Audrey

                        I would buy this right now if it were available

                        Janet
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Really cute bag!

                        Elaine
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I love this purse, but I agree that $40 is on the high side. I would consider buying it for myself as a special treat, but I would consider it more strongly if I could find a coupon for free shipping... It's very tempting, beautiful colors, but my practical side tells me that it won't hold up.

                        Lori
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        cool bag, but I'd have to think about the price

                        Maureen
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Price is too high......about $20-25 is more realistic though perhaps my perception is clouded from having traveled in India.

                        Heather
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Ruffles are not my style but love anything made with saris. I appreciate the time and craftsmenship that went into it so I give it a thumbs up!

                        Bonnie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I like that purchasing this really cute purse will be helping woman who are not as blessed as I am.

                        Michelle

                        I think this is a beautiful bag and the cost is very reasonable. I plan on buying it and knowing that each bag is different make it even better! I will not see this bag coming and going.

                        Jill
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Great bag, very eye-catching!

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        Thanks for all of your fantastic feedback, Voters! We're so glad to see so much support for this handmade, fair trade bag. We just want to jump in and address a few of the price concerns that have popped up. Since these bags are made by fair trade artisans in India, they do cost a bit more than mass-produced purses. The fabric is actually from reclaimed saris, so each has to be laundered and cut into strips. Then the strips are hand-sewn together to create this lovely ruffled design. The women crafting these bags are paid a fair wage, and precautions are taken to make sure they have a clean, safe work environment.

                        Susan
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Cute beach bag!

                        Elisa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        You know how unique this bag would be and how it could go with everything. Being a "Colour Junkie," I'd have to have one!

                        Sarah
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        The price seems to be a bit high. Love the design and colors.

                        Lisa
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        I love sari fabric! Ruffles, not so much.

                        elaine
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I like the color combinations and that it's from upcycled fabric. I usually don't like the ruffle look, but it looks fine on this bag.

                        Arubagal

                        too big

                        Amanda

                        $40 is a bit steep for me... not sure if I would buy it even though I'd drool over it. Really cute and festive!

                        Mary
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Would definitely buy this.

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

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                        Miguel
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        A tad expensive. Would go at $30.

                        Maryeileen

                        I like it but wouldn't pay $40 for it.

                        Melody

                        I like the colors but I think it would get lose shaped easily

                        teresa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Love the idea & colors Little less exp would be great

                        Gretchen
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Beautiful and a great price!

                        amanda
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        very cute would go with almost anything

                        Donna
                        Vote: Thumbs down!

                        Price is high for made in India. How about made in USA?

                        Susan
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        This is a great price for this bag

                        Melanie
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Gotta love how it's totally fine for something to be made in India even though it's not made in the "good ole USA"

                        KARA
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        LOVE IT! $40 IS A LITTLE PRICEY, BUT I STILL LIKE IT.

                        sue
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        HAND MADE, RECYCLED and with SILK?? Love it!!!

                        Ashley
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I <3 this bag! It would be such a cue summer bag :)

                        Alisa
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I love this bag! I'd buy several and give to my girlfriends.

                        Jessica
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I'd buy it for $20 tops.

                        nataly
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        reminds me of my travels in India...how I always noticed that no matter how remote the location and how outdoor the environment ...they keep their Saris SOOO vibrant and beautiful. Every where u look - bold statement making colors.

                        Jennifer

                        Love this, and $40 for it is incredibly reasonable for the amount of work that went into making this! Please confirm that it is a fairly traded item.

                        Katherine
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        Gorgeous - I would pay $40 if I knew exactly where the money went and how much of it would go to someone handmaking these.

                        nour
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        so unique and beautiful. boho-chic!

                        Sandy
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        I want this bag, how soon will it be known if it is available to purchase?!

                        betsy

                        Great design, and the price is fair. Lots of work to pull this together with so many fabrics. Lots of people saying too expensive, but perhaps they don't shop for purses outside Target.

                        Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                        Glad you like it, Sandy! There are still a few hours left to vote. If you'd like to be notified if we carry the product, please sign up to receive an email notification above. Thanks!

                        krissy
                        Vote: Thumbs up!

                        oh man I want this purse...sooooooo me

                        Austyn

                        AWESOME Bag

                        Karen

                        Thumbs up all around, even if I did miss the voting period.

                        Katherine

                        I think 40.00 is a bit much but, it's a great looking bag for Spring/Summer!

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