When you think of fashion made by hand, the image of glitter-soaked macaroni necklaces hanging from Mom's neck comes to mind. F that. Defy Bags, made in Chicago, are handmade totes, messengers, and cross-body bags made from vintage and reclaimed durable goods. Defy owner Chris Tag takes an admirable amount of pride in each handcrafted bag, and it shows. Click through for a look at Defy's most recent offerings, and shop online to secure one of your own. Let these locally made, quality pieces change the way you think about all things handmade.
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