How To Breathe New Life Into 3 Old Bags

Photographed by Tory Rust.
We've all got them: bags we used to love, but are now consigned to the back of our closets forever. And yet, for some mysterious reason, we can't bear to just get rid of the things.

Maybe the purse you've been hanging onto was your first big-girl designer purchase, or maybe it's the bag that saw you through four long years of traipsing across campus and late-night library cram sessions. Whatever the reason, there's no need for a nostalgic bag to stay stuck in the past (or in the closet).

With a little time and minimal DIY skills, you can turn your no-bueno bag into a shoulder-worthy showpiece once more. To prove it, we tapped our own creative team to give three bags a much-needed makeover.

Read on for how to make your sentimental sack actually cool again.