Laptop case or old lady’s knitting bag? Ann Frye’s deftly constructed stuff sack, woven from recycled denim on a Leclerc Nilus “Medico” loom, is a stealth operator that will keep everyone guessing. (The needles are decoys, natch.)
Talk about a split personality. This fully reversible tote features workhorse denim on one side and frou-frou florals on the other. Designed by Nicola Mesham of Pouchbags to function sans visible seams, the bag offers two holdalls for the price—and materials—of one.
The aptly monikered Miranda Chance gives dunzo denim a do-over by reworking the material into high-end handbags, with embellishments gleaned from secondhand leather jackets.
Chance may be more alchemist than designer. Here, salvaged denim and leather make a shift from demure to rugged when wrestled into the shape of a utilitarian duffle.
Betty Mathers whipped up a sturdy laptop carryall from a pair of old jeans, padding it with plenty of room for stowing cords and peripherals. Bonus: The fly opens up to reveal a zippered pocket. Is that a mouse in your pants or are you just happy to see us?
Disguised as a folded pair of pants, Cas de Nîmes by designer Adrian Jankowiak is a laptop sleeve on the down-low, complete with working pockets for tucking away your high-tech paraphernalia.