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Friday, September 10, 2010

Morris B

Christine Vonburn of Morris B has been a 100 Mile Finds supporter from early on. We had the opportunity to meet and chat with Christine at a show in the CBC building last December. "Christine is originally from Vienna, Austria, where she earned a degree in Fashion Design and a Certification as a Master-Craftsman in Handbag Design. Her education instilled in her a deep respect for the tradition and craft of handbag design, which is why Morris B bags are produced only on a small scale, with the sort of attention to detail that is otherwise lost in a sea of mass-manufacturing".

But it was not just a pleasure meeting Christine (who understands the value of local and embodies craftsmanship), it was an exquisite pleasure meeting Christine's bags. Lola, Flora and Sophie (the bags featured on Christine's page) are incredibly crafted. The quality of the materials used and the attention to detail is amazing. And who wouldn't feel a bit like a modern day Audrey Hepburn carrying Lola?

So, do you really need the flashy initials on the bag, or something 'designed' by another celebrity? And remember, bags still fit after Christmas dinner - you can keep them a long time. And now you can buy your Morris B bag directly from 100 Mile Finds - you are only a couple of clicks away......

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