Aim your zeppelin full-steam ahead for this Warrior Creek Couture take on the "Steampunk" trend: the Warrior Pack. A striking mix of form and fashion, this pack can be worn as a thigh holster, a cross-body purse, a backpack, a fanny pack or shoulder holster. This handmade bag will accommodate some of the largest handguns available with a system of tension bands. Crafted of real leather and antique brass, this $239 bag will fit waists from 22-58 inches—but because it's handmade, you can simply e-mail the seller to request custom measurements. Click here to explore all the color and accessory options the seller offers.
The Nineties are back in a big way, and this drop-dead fringe bag from Black Crow Leather Company will take you straight to "nirvana." Made of gorgeous whiskey-and-cayenne tone-on-tone leather, this 12-inch by 12-inch handbag features a sturdy 33-inch shoulder strap. The attention to craftsmanship and detail has earned this bag an average five out of five stars when reviewed by purchasers. At $425 it's one of the pricier options on this list, but the envious glares of all your friends (and frenemies) will more than make up for it. Click here to visit the seller's Etsy store.
The Gerber Safe Company's "Sarah" bag took our breath away. Everything about this concealed-carry purse is the real deal, from the bison leather craftsmanship to the turquoise ornamentation. Notes the seller, "This is NOT the cheap paper thin buffalo many sell. We only use the best American Top and Full Grain Bison Leather." As one of the smaller bags offered by the seller, this 9 1/4-inch by 6 1/2-inch bag is named after the Biblical Sarah, and has two magnetic straps and one interior pocket. Click here to see the seller's Etsy store.
Do you prefer a restrained, classic look that works with nearly every color outfit? Check out the Blanche bag from Mountain Moon Handbags! The cork-leather and plaid-wool construction is sturdy and functional, yet you know you can count on loads of compliments. (If you're not a fan of plaid, the seller encourages you to contact her to work out other fabric options.) The bag is 13 inches wide and 8 1/2 inches tall, with a concealment pocket in the back that works best for right-handed women. This $100 bag features two outside slip pockets and an interior pocket in addition to its CCW pocket. Click here to visit the seller's Etsy shop.If you're having trouble finding the arrow to the next purse, it's in white to the right of the purse's strap. You can also hold down your mouse and scroll right.
This hip bag can be worn as a cross-body purse or carried as a clutch. Crafted of your choice of sturdy denim or vegan leather (pictured), this 11-inch by 9-inch bag packs loads of features into a compact frame. With a side-zip concealment pocket, two front zip pockets, two interior pockets and an interior zip pocket, you've got a ready-made solution for your gun, sunglasses, smart phone, keys, wallet and whatever else you've just gotta have. At $49.95, you'll find this bag as affordable as it is versatile. Visit the seller's store on Etsy here.
Stand out for your style, not your hidden CCW gun. This hand-sewn cotton-fabric bag will make any outfit pop while concealing your personal-defense firearm with ease. It features two zippered pockets so both righties and southpaws can carry their firearm next to their body, and can be worn over the shoulder or cross-body. At 11 inches wide and 10 inches tall, you'll have plenty of room for all your day-to-day necessities. Just $65; visit the seller's store here.
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Imola by noemiimola Blue-White Watercolor Crossbody Bag
You're a work of art, so your bag should be, too. Handcrafted in The Netherlands by Noemi Imola, this 13.3-inch wide by 8.6-inch-tall canvas purse features a breathtakingly elegant pastel design. With a zip close concealment pocket, magnetic closure pocket and interior zip pocket, you'll have plenty of room to stash your essentials. For $60, this stylish and unique bag can be yours. Visit the seller's store here.
Oh, the mortification. There you are at the range, getting ready to get some trigger therapy in, and...oh, no. Janice has the same concealed-carry purse you do. (And it doesn't even match her boots—what was she thinking?) Well, one way to make sure that your CCW purse is as unique and fabulous as you are is to get one that's handmade. In this article, we get our Etsy on in search of the best indie purses out there.