Brenda the Bag Lady

Quality handmade purses, wristlets, wallets and more.

I have taken my love of purses and combined that with my desire to be creative. Add in the beauty and sustainability of cork and this is a winning combination that makes my work feel more like play.

Yes, that is real cork! It’s soft, lightweight and feels reminiscent of leather. Cork is often thought of as the vegan leather alternative. Its sustainable (harvested from the outer layers of bark without harming the tree), produced without using harmful chemicals, it’s water resistant, scratch resistant, lightweight and its beautiful!

I make these beautiful bags out of my home in South St. Petersburg. If you would like to arrange a mutually agreed upon, public place to pick up an order, I am happy to work something out with you.

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25 received reviews (100% positive, 25/25)

This is the best bag I have ever had. Light, holds everything I need without digging through multiple pockets. I recieved it in a timely manner. Brenda was in touch with me shortly after the purchase. Great experience!

Patty Smith about listing Cork Crossbody/Wristlet Purse 16 days ago.

Loved it! Thanks again for all your help!


Beverly Greenhouse Perry about listing Cork Wristlet Purse 2 months ago.

Great communication and item is perfectly described. The quality of the crossbody cork purse is amazing and it is so light! The inside includes a small pocket for little items. I look forward to ordering some gifts in the future and highly recommend Brenda's bags!

Heather L about listing Custom order for Heather 3 months ago.