Practical flowers: Rachel F's purses
Rachel Fortin has been creating accessories since 2004. Bags, jewelery, coats, hats
, made out of fur or vintage
leather, see the light of day from her workshop based in Montréal's Hochelaga neighborhood.
In honor of a love-affair with Montréal's streets, her handbags
for this spring/summer of season bear names like "St Germain," "Préfontaine," and "Sainte-Catherine." We fell head-over-heels over the last one, pictured above.
Her signature flower? Black and white roses that can go with almost anything. If that's not practical, I don't know what is.
Sac Sainte-Catherine: 75$