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Laura Serino

After visiting Maine only a handful of times, Laura Serino packed up her studio apartment in New York City and headed north for "the way life should be." After a summer on North Haven island, she and her boyfriend, a Maine native, settled in Portland, Maine. Serino is a former magazine editor who has been published in national and regional publications. When she isn't blogging, she spends her time antiquing, scouring thrift shops, exploring new places in Maine and cozying up to her cat Jasper. She recently completed her first book, "Twentysomething Girl, 1001 Quick Tips and Tricks to Make Your Life Easier." Reach her at Follow her: @ForeFrontFash

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Posted: December 4, 2014

Handcrafted leather goods and more cool stuff at Kurier

Written by: Laura Serino

Everybody needs a good throw-it-over-your-shoulder-and-go bag in their repertoire. If you’ve cursed the purse gods for being unable to find that perfect everyday tote, you clearly haven’t been to Kurier yet.


Each bag at Kurier is handcut and sewn on location from fine leather by Jasmine Clayton. With years of experience working for Maine brand Jill McGowan, she understood the retail environment and longed for the day when she could focus on her true love: creating high-quality leather goods.

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Kurier is a great spot to do all of your Christmas shopping. You’ll find wallets, tiny crossbody bags, roomy totes, camera straps, yoga straps, ornaments, money clips, coffee coozies, and so much more. There’s something for every one on your list.

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Not only is there a vast array of cute leather goods at affordable prices, but Jasmine also stocks a curated inventory of clothes. During my last visit I spotted some amazing party dresses that I might need to go back for.

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615 Congress Street

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