The Perfect Spring Carryall Bag Is by Chadds Ford-Based Arden & James

These bags by local designers are perfect for the warm weather.

Image via Arden & James

Image via Arden & James.

Our new favorite local discovery? Chadds Ford-based Arden + James, a line of bags by industrial designer Bri Brant, who creates each piece entirely by hand. Brant’s bag collection includes totes, crossbodys and clutches, all made of raw, natural materials (linen colored with natural plant dyes, sturdy waxed canvas,  hand-cut and -hammered copper rivets). But what’s best is the fact that most of the bags are roomy enough to hold basically a small child, which is pretty much the equivalent of what we lug around on any given day.

Your best bet: Opt for one of the earthy raw linen totes (like this or this!), or invest in a leather carryall for a bag than can transitional into cooler weather. 

Clutches start at $34, the canvas totes run around $140, and you can own the leather bags for $320. The bags are carried at stores including Urban Outfitters, Moon & Arrow in Queen Village, and Blue Streak Gallery in Wilmington (click here for the complete list of stockists).