A lasting impression

High Quality Handcrafted Bags...

Portage Embellished Handbags go from desk to dinner, weekday to weekend, and anywhere in between. Versatile and functional, our distinctive custom handbags, totes, and accessories are designed and handcrafted by Valerie N. Jones, Dayton, OH. Portage bags are made from luxurious couture metallic fabrics, vibrant, sustainable cork fabrics from Portugal in stylish prints and designs, and bold high quality hardware. 

If you see a handbag or tote you love, but prefer another color, just contact us - we do custom special orders.  

Shop now, pay later - an option for Afterpay interest-free installment payments is available at checkout. 

Enjoy your e-shopping experience with Portage Embellished Handbags! Most products on the website are ready to ship within 2-3 days. Exceptions are noted in product descriptions for made-to-order bags. 

Black Silk Flower Handbag Black Silver Metallic and Blue Cork Tote Bronze Cork Tote Leopard Print and Black Cork Handbag Denim Houndstooth Feather Handbag

An unexpected mix

Metallics & Cork!

Portage Embellished Handbags and totes are designed with luxurious neutral metallics, bursts of color from cork fabrics and some with an unexpected mix of both.

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Go all out

Make a Statement

Neutral metallics - black, silver, gold - are dramatic when mixed with each other. Mix pattern prints, add some texture and you have a bold distinctive effect. 

Our Signature Style

What our customers love...

Versatility and Size

Go ahead, style up with a little bling and jeans! Our handbags complement casual to dressy attire. As evening bags they hold MUCH more than a lipstick and keys!


Distinctive Fabrics

We love creating our handbags, totes and accessories from cork fabric. Cork is wonderful to work with, but the best part is that it is Eco-friendly, durable, and lightweight. Cork fabric comes in various colors, prints and designs. Some cork fabrics you won't recognize as cork until you feel it!

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Great Hardware

We use high quality hardware that make our handbags and totes distinctive. Fun, bold fabrics - yes, the animal print is cork too - with great hardware, our totes easily go from work to weekend.


Mixing it up!

We're not shy when it comes to mixing and matching various colors, fabrics, and textures for Portage handbags and totes.  Our bags are made to be functional, but we want them to be beautiful statement pieces too. 

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