Always feel free to call with questions, suggestions, or comments.

To place an order,
call 734-525-3549 or
email darensbags@aol.com.

PLEASE NOTE: I don't text and do not receive text messages.

I've been designing and making bags for over 40 years. My styles are simple and functional. What makes the products unique is the beautiful fabrics. I have an eye for color and design, and I also know what my customers like. I look at hundreds of fabrics a year, searching for new fabrics that are unusual and stunning.

Daren Otis

The fabric shown in the background of this page is called
"Bali Strand of leaves, navy and magenta."

An Amazing selection of
Tote Bags, Purses & Accessories!


Many beautiful new fabrics have been added in the past few months. See all the newest fabrics by going to Fabric Samples>NEW Fabrics!

Get the latest news, see the new fabrics as they arrive - sign up for my newsletter. I send out about 10 newsletters a year. I don't share your information.

Lightweight Travel Totes offers 20 different styles of bags, purses and accessories, and several hundred gorgeous fabrics.

Fabrics range from stunning to subtle, cute to sophisticated, modern to classic. Use the "search" page to find your favorite theme, interest, or color.

Affordable - Purses and tote bags range from $17 to $45; accessories are priced from $4.75 to $13.

Lightweight - My fabric bags are comfortable and easy to carry.

Useful Features - Include pockets, adjustable straps, key-clips, and more.

Easy Care - The bags are easy to pack and store. Most of the fabrics are washable.


I will be at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Saturday July 20. I will also be at the Sunday Artisan Market on July 21. This is Art Fair week; much of Ann Arbor will be blocked off for the art fair through Saturday - street closures and shortage of parking. The market area may be OK if you can get to us. Sunday should be free and clear, and parking is free on Sundays.
Always call in the morning on market day and listen to my outgoing message to be sure I went to the market; sometimes my plans change on short notice. Customers are welcome to come to my home by appointment, or order by phone or email.

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If you need anything, or need help on the website, just call or email!

Looking for bargains? Take a look at the SALE categories #30-35 under "Fabric Samples." Savings from 20-50% off! Most of the sale bags are at my house; please call if you want a sale bag brought to the market.
Daren (734) 525-3549

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