Custom Leather Bags - Designed by You, Crafted by Local Women

Design your own unique bag and provide a safe and fair work environment for local women.

Design Your Bag

Create Your One-Of-A-Kind Bag

Choose a bag silhouette to begin customizing with fun leather, fabric, and hardware options that show off your amazing personal style. 

How The Design Process Works

1. Choose a Silhouette

Pick a bag from our wide range of silhouettes that best fits  your lifestyle.


2. Customize It

Mix and match leathers and patterns or keep it simple, it's up to you!


3. We Bring it to Life

Within 2-3 weeks, we'll create and ship your beautiful bag!


Your Purchase Is Creating Opportunities for Local Women

Better Life Bags was founded to provide women in our local community of Detroit, MI safe employment. Everyone, especially mothers, deserves access to a flexible work environment that pays a fair living wage with annual raises. 

Since 2010, founder Rebecca and loyal BLB customers have worked diligently to create a work family that gives local women a chance to succeed in life, family, and friendship. 

When you receive your 100% hand-made bag with a note from the woman who made it, you can feel great knowing your ethical purchase directly supports our missional small business and local community.

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Our bag of the month is...


A Design Your Own Harper is 25% off this month when you use code BOTMFEB at checkout!

Design Your Own Harper

"The quality is amazing and the choices are endless!"

"I have my 5th BLB and wallet on order and I’m so excited to get it! The quality is amazing and the choices are endless! I actually go to the “design your own bag” page often just for fun 😂 The best part is feeling good about your purchases knowing you are giving back to the community. I tell everyone about BLB!" - Cindy

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A Better Life Bag Means...

Woman-Owned & Operated

We were founded by women to create opportunities for more women

Safe & Fair Employment Opportunities

We prioritize a flexible work environment with fair pay and raises.

Exceptional Customer Service

Our responsive staff will always help you with sincere kindness.

Slow Fashion & Low-Waste

We use high quality materials that will last and offer repair services in case anything goes wrong.

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These pre-made bags are waiting for someone to take them home!

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Design Your Own Bag

Use our fun online customizer to piece together a bag that is a unique expression of YOU!

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Better Life Bags, Pre-Loved

Check out Re-BLB, the official destination for buying and selling pre-loved Better Life Bags.