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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: April 2, 2014

Maine-made bags that will always have your back

Backpacks are cool again. But wearing them slung across one shoulder is not. Here’s a roundup of some Maine-made packs.

Rough & Tumble
Ruggedly luxe is the perfect way to describe these leather bags, handmade in every way right here in Maine. They are designed in a church atop a mountain. DREAMY!

I love this springy botanical print, inspired by the house of Chanel, but at a much more reasonable price.

photo: incomparable things

Canvas packs made for canoe trips or just bopping around town. Designed by Jane Barron in Kingfield, her designs came out of excursions to Alaska and from her experiences as a guide in Maine and Minnesota. Count on these for rugged durability and good looks.

Crafted by hand in Brunswick by the same waxed-canvas used in their boots.

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