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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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Fore Front Fashion with Laura Serino
Posted: September 5, 2013

Five Maine-Made totes for fall

Market Bag / Seabags

This tote is crafted from a Tanbark sail, typically found on older, wooden boats. The riveted leather handles elevate this seafaring staple.

Raincoat Cotton Tote / AU Bags

AU Bags
Available in 8 bold patterns, AU’s Raincoat Cotton is the perfect size for a day trip and includes three inner panel pockets to contain the usual purse chaos.

Leather Messenger Bag / Erda Inc.

A group of ladies in a small town 10 miles from Dexter, are hand cutting, stitching and serging bags in a space that sits in the middle of a cornfield. The result? Beautifully constructed bags from soft cowhide and recycled fabrics in styles that look more en vogue than the ones on the runway.

Bucket Bag / Patzbag

Sling this classic bucket bag style over your shoulder and go wherever the day takes you. There’s even an exterior cell phone pocket so you won’t get stuck rummaging for it.

Leather Crossbody / Bete Noire Prints

Bete Noire Prints
Keys, wallet, phone – check! That’s all you’ll need to bring with you in this chic, cross-body bag with adjustable shoulder straps for easy wearing options.

What are some of your favorite Maine-made brands? I’d love to hear!




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