If you are looking for BAGOLITAS (those spunky fabric handbags with fringe), you are just one more click away ā€“ head on over to my ETSY store, called Janice Baldes Studio.

If you have never heard of a BAGOLITA, let me catch you up to speed. In 2005 I founded a handbag company when a home project went awry and I took some left over fabric, added some fringe and called it a BAGOLITA. Who knew they would be such a hit? After selling over 100,000 handbags (with the help of many!) and having the bottom fall out of the business during The Great Recession, God started weaving a new story into my life and it was time to set the fabric and fringe aside (for awhile). After some serious grieving of the company and people I loved spending my days with, I dusted myself off and began my next adventure: helping other unexpected entrepreneurs launch, tidy-up and grow their own business ventures.

Today, in the nooks and crannies of life, I still love creating handbags and gifts. I consider myself more of a mixed media artist ā€“ I love working with paper, beads and wire just as much as fabric… and I am always dreaming up new ideas. Below you will find a sampling of some favorites of mine that have hit the shop over the years!

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6 thoughts on “Store

  • July 24, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Hello Janice! I work with Dr. Heather Rocheford with Rocheford Plastic Surgery, and I know she recently received a more ‘up-to-date’ bag from the one she used to carry! I was wondering if I could possibly get a bag like this is style, but of course with the material of my choice! If you don’t mind, please email me and let me know what I need to so to make this happen and how much it will cost. Thank you so much!

    Meridith Grosse

    • July 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm

      Hi Meridith! I sent you an email – thanks so much for your inquiry! jB

    • September 29, 2019 at 12:51 am

      In the last couple of months I have run across three of your bags in consignment stores. They are all gently used but I love them. All three of them have fridge on them, can they be put in the washing machine?

      • September 30, 2019 at 9:55 pm

        Hi, Julie! I just sent you an email!

  • September 28, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Is there any way to get handles replaced. The ” leather on the handles has all flaked off.

    • September 30, 2019 at 9:51 pm

      Hi, Cheryl! I just sent you an email =)

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