The Village Bagsmith
Nancy Smith - Camillus, NY
Handcrafted Handbags and More
The VillageBagSmith is owned and operated by Nancy Smith in Camillus, New York.
Nancy has sewn everything from dolls to bridesmaid dresses, but she fell head over heels for purses in 1998. Since then, her truly one-of- a-kind designs have found homes all over the world. She is best known for her creative use of luxury upholstery fabrics, antique buttons and unique finishing details.
Each purse is fully lined with quality materials such as silk or satin. All-occasion purses and tote bags feature key fob clips and reinforced pockets. Evening purses are often elegantly finished with antique crystals. Bodice purses for special evenings have received acclaim.
Nancy’s philosophy is that every woman, whether a soccer mom or business woman, seasoned or young, tall or short, deserves a beautifully hand-crafted, one-of- a-kind accessory as unique as her lifestyle. Let it be more than practical; let it proclaim your purse-onality!
Beyond purses, Nancy has found enjoyment in creating a variety of unique scarves to accessorize the glamour of everyday life. Also, her repurposing of gently used high quality casual shirts into useful and delightfully quirky aprons adds extra zest to the kitchen.
She lives with her husband, Vars, and their four rescue pets (two cats – Fran and Jeanne, and two dogs – Fynn and Austin) in Camillus.