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Where Did You Get That Bag?

Every time I carry my Navajo blanket inspired tote I get asked where I got it.  Truth be told, it’s my favorite bag ever.  I use it on road trips as my electronics, blog research, and important papers bag and I carry it as my computer bag to when I head to a coffee shop to hunker down and write for awhile.  Even today, while I was packing up my computer at Starbucks the gal sitting next to me working away on her computer looked up and asked me where I got it.

This bag is special to me because it’s from South Texas, a place I will alway dearly love.  It’s also the first bag that got me hooked on SL McFadin.  I love Stacy and Laurie’s (SL) story.  They’re sisters from Sabinal, a small town just west of San Antonio and the sixth generation of ranching families on both of their mom and dad’s sides.  I got introduced to their line while working as chief meteorologist at WOAI in San Antonio.  They share my love of anything Native American inspired, turquoise, fringe, and vintage western.  With this bag I love the colors and patterns, the sturdy leather shoulder straps, and the vintage belt buckle.

It’s the Navajo blanket inspired tote that catapulted them to bag success, including droves of fashionista celebrity fans like Kate Hudson and Taylor Swift.  You can often find at least one or two of their bags in the Sundance Catalog.  If you’re a rodeo goer in San Antonio or Houston, or you peruse the wares at Round Top Antique Week, stop in their booth and snag a bag….or two…or three.

This isn’t a mass production kind of company.  Instead, the bags are handcrafted in Texas.  There’s love going into each bag!  So how do you get your hand on one?  Easy – shoot them an email to info@McFadin.com.