Designer to Watch: Moth & Crow

Black and white splatter Koala handbag, $990, from Moth & Crow

Vashon Island-based designer Dawn Smithson uses fine hides from Italian tanneries, sample hides that would be discarded if not for her, and crafts them into sumptuous and chic one-of-a-kind leather bags sold locally at Far4 and Heron's Nest on Vashon.

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The Stingray

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The Marsupial (not on her website, email her to purchase)

Moth & Crow bags clock in at between $500 and $1000, so they're not cheap, but in this case, that pricetag means impeccable quality, interesting design and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're an original dresser wearing an original piece by a very talented designer. That matters to many of us.

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