Moop, there it is!

moop bagsIn the summer, I tend to let my handbags go a little more casual and a little less structured. Messenger bags can do the trick, but frankly, I don’t want to look like a messenger.

[don’t miss the giveaway after the jump!]

That’s where Moop comes in. Their meticulously
handmade line of bags includes a handmade messenger bag that’s the right balance of functional and
understated style for women who don’t like to be too fussy with their
handbags. It’s great for the gym or as an easy diaper tote, and the
heavyweight organic cotton easily takes you into fall.

If you’d rather a tote, I
really adore the look of their Porter Tote. It makes a great weekend bag, all substantial and roomy, but it’s not too heavy–one of the problems with canvas. The snaps at top are a nice touch, and keep your underthings from spilling all over the trunk (or kids from getting into the snacks).

Also, don’t miss the Moop line of book
for older kids who are old enough not to tip over when they’ve got three
textbooks slung over one shoulder. The small messenger would even work for an adult as a small laptop bag. Just trade up to the longer strap size.

The prices aren’t cheap exactly, but they’re amazingly reasonable for handmade-in-the-US bags with such great workmanship. You’re not only supporting a small family business with your purchase,
you get the joy of saying Moop. Every time I do, I think of
George on Seinfeld reading the typo on the Trivial Pursuit cards. You
too? –Liz

Congratulations to Romila K, lucky winner of the Moop messenger bag!

Cool Mom Staff

We spend our time looking for cool stuff so you don't have to. Hope this one fits the bill.


  • Reply July 19, 2010

    Ouidad Blog

    A great, attractive, useful bag! Perfect for summer moms on the go!
    -Deb for Ouidad

  • Reply July 20, 2010


    I’m a huge fan of Moop bags. They are not cheap, but they are a terrific value. Actually, if you think about it, they are priced about the same as Longchamp Le Pliage bags that are all the rage right now. Only Moop bags have superior organization and are made here in the United States (from fabrics still produced in the United States). They are high quality, long-lasting bags and you can see all the loving attention to detail that goes into each bag. My favorite is the Letter Bag, which I use for work every day. I also travel with the Porter (too big for every day use) and love the little Clutch, which I use as a cosmetic bag. You just cannot go wrong with Moop (and no, I don’t work for them, I’m just a giant fan!). :)

  • Reply October 16, 2010


    Amazing, simple, beautiful, quality bags. I have the the Market Bag, but would take the new backpack or the messenger, too! Love love love mine.

  • Reply October 24, 2013


    Certainly a stylish and handy bag! Such a shame I missed the giveaway!

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