At least one style blog is cheekily predicting that animal-shaped bags will be a hit in 2013. Over on Etsy, one store is way ahead of the curve with stylish bags shaped like everything from rocket ships to the Eiffel Tower.
KruKru Studio is one of the more unique Etsy stores we’ve seen, with a quirky array of oversized and colorful felt bags and totes. Moscow-based store owners Lyuba Tareeva and Max Veselov began their collaboration two years ago, when they discovered the potential the felt fabric had for being molded into interesting shapes.
“Tote bags came up quite naturally,” they told the Dot. “Everyone has a bag (and usually more than one)! And then it was just up to our fantasy and we started right away with our first two models: the Dirigible bag and the Milk Can bag.”
It’s easy to see several recurring themes among the items, such as a love for music and the BBC. Tareeva and Veselov confessed that the bags reflect their personal interests, but that sometimes they branch out:
“Sometimes our bags attract new interests, for example the TARDIS bag. One person asked us if we could make it and we discovered Doctor Who and became the big fans of both Doctor Who and Torchwood!”
When asked who their favorite doctor is, they stuck with the crowd-pleaser: “[David] Tennant! We are old fashioned!”