Totes Local: The Best Bags This Side of the Sound

Pioneer Square's Such Sweet Tierney makes killer printed bags

Forget the Birkin bag. In Seattle, the preferred status symbol is the homespun tote—especially when it’s a handmade version by Such Sweet Tierney (

Using hand-mixed, eco-friendly inks in a range of colors, from earthy to effervescent, husband-and-wife team London Tierney and Christian Perry silkscreen original geometric prints onto canvas bags at their Pioneer Square studio. Details such as waxed canvas bottoms, chambray liners and leather straps take things up a notch.

The couple also hosts monthly silk-screening classes in the studio for tote lovers who want to get in on the action. Their collection includes totes and purses ($60–$148), pillows ($48–$72) and tea towels ($18–$24).


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