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13-11-2005
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making bags - anyone know where to buy stuff from?
Hi everyone
I want to make my own bags and accessories, does anyone who lives in the UK preferably London know where I can get professional materials from, such as handles, buckles, chains basically anything to put the finishing touches to my works of art.
I already know where to get great leather and fabrics from and also know about shops like Kleins and the Bead shop in Soho but I would like to know if there is anywhere that sells this stuff at better prices (an online store would be fab!)
Anyone who can help please share!
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14-11-2005
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hello msminicooper...

I'd recommend going to boutiques/people who sell handmade bags and ask who their stockists are, if there's trade/craft fairs and markets in your area then perhaps pop along to one of those and ask around/pick up some booklets. I know there's been a craft fair up here before where people sell buttons/trimmings/habi. stuff etc, and give out catalogues so you can order from home.

Good Luck, I hope that's of some help...I don't know of any places in London firsthand that sell them, it is difficult to get such things in normal department store habidasherys.

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John lewis' and debenams have haberdasherys in them

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John lewis' and debenams have haberdasherys in them
Thanks anyway but I am looking for more specialist stores!

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The only websites I know of are in the US and I don't know whether they ship internationally or not. But here are the two I found.

http://www.umei.com/fashion-handbag-handle.htm

http://www.sunbeltfastener.com./

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14-11-2005
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The only websites I know of are in the US and I don't know whether they ship internationally or not. But here are the two I found.

http://www.umei.com/fashion-handbag-handle.htm

http://www.sunbeltfastener.com./
Thanks for those! I will add them to my bookmarks and check them out in more detail!
I have purchased myself a US address anyway so I can have stuff shipped there and then it gets shipped here!

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