Um Carry Bag

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Josh Jakus

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Josh Jakus

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The Gray Lady

Ladylike, but completely modern this gray wool handbag with orange zipper is for gals who care about style, design and the environment. Designer Josh Jakus uses excess industrial wool from factories to create these slightly-roomier-than-a-clutch handbags. When not in use this minimalist purse can be unzipped so it lays completely flat for optimal storage. Self-locking orange zipper. Made in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To see more designs by Josh Jakus, check out his Felt Wine Tote.

Josh Jakus is a Berkeley, California-based designer dedicated to making experiential connections between form and function. When a person uses one of his products, they naturally encounter the way it was conceived and developed. Achieving such connections requires a strict material sensibility--using materials in their simplest form so intrinsic qualities show through, and a rigorous design efficiency that strives to get the most impact out of the fewest moves.

Josh founded his design practice in 2005 as a way of continuing his lifelong interest in the nature of structure, space and materials. Though his design practice is driven more by intellectual curiosity than pragmatism, Josh is still happiest making things that are meant to be used. An architect by training with an Masters of Architecture from UC Berkeley, Josh uses his understanding of the built environment and how it is inhabited to inform his designs, and he hopes his products will help foster a more intuitive understanding of all objects in the people who use them.

Made from
wool felt
Measurements
13" L x 6.5" W x 4" D
Notes
Dry clean or hand wash only. 85% wool and 15% mixed fibers
Item ID
16346

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.



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Um Carry Bag
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy access (4)
  • High quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern (5), Practical (4), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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1.0

knock offs

By 

from Carmel, NY

Comments about Um Carry Bag:

the original designer is Carol Hearty

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5.0

Super cute

By 

from Seattle

About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Access
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Date Night / Night Out
    • Weekend

    Comments about Um Carry Bag:

    The bag is super cute and absolutely perfect for travel. It's small and the fabric is rough, but I was expecting that from the photo. It will be perfect for brunch/lunch out or just to have a cute small clutch when traveling.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Neat novelty bag

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    from San Francisco CA

    About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access

    Cons

    • Color Not As Expected

    Best Uses

    • Traveling

    Comments about Um Carry Bag:

    I bought this bag for my girlfriend's birthday and she was very happy with it. I was a little disappointed in the fabric: the color is a lighter gray than the photos suggest, and the various fibers in the material are more visible/noticeable than in the photo. It looks a little like the fabric furniture pads you can buy at moving company stores, actually. Nonetheless, the stitching and zippers are high quality and the idea of zipping a flat shape into a useful purse/bag is a neat and practical one. It looks good, too.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    a beautiful unique buy

    By 

    from corpus christi, tx

    About Me Artsy, Comfort-Oriented, Fun, Modern

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Loose items can slip out

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Office
    • Running Errands
    • Shopping
    • Traveling

    Comments about Um Carry Bag:

    It works as an everyday purse, but it also perfect to go out with it as an evening bag. The way it zips entirely around allows for wonderful access to your contents. Plus, the sleek design is so different it is always a conversation starter. My only worry is that the handle openings might make it a bit easier for something to fall out.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    So simple yet so cute.

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    from Wilmington, DE

    About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy to Clean
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Zipper a little stiff

    Best Uses

    • Everyday

    Comments about Um Carry Bag:

    I think the best thing about this bag is that the color and texture makes it terrific to use for everyday without having to match it with your outfit. Even though it's wool, you can use it for business-casual due to the sleek design. Also, I get comments like "cool bag" all the time!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Cool bag w/ hip design

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    from los angeles

    About Me Classic, Modern

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Easy Access
    • High Quality

    Cons

    • Not Enough Room

    Best Uses

    • Formal Events
    • Going Out

    Comments about Um Carry Bag:

    Bought this bag for my costume-designer girlfriend and all her friends love it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    5.0

    Absolutely Perfect!!

    By 

    from San Jose, Ca

    About Me Love unique items, Practical, Stylish

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    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Assemble

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Um Carry Bag:

      This was a gift to a family member that travels quite a bit. The purse is perfect for her since it flattens out and is easy to pack. It makes for an attractive clutch when it is zipped up!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt and everything arrived in perfect condition!

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