Fadres Designs bills itself as a purveyor of eclectic accessories. For once, that bandied about word is actually spot on. Designer Derek Thomas’s coasters, wooden handbags and accessories are anything but ordinary. No tassles. No grommets. No slouchy hobos. Gasp!
Instead, the handbags feature collage-esque imagery on the outside, leather pockets and mirrors on the inside. While the shape and rigidity of the wood make these perhaps less practical than the ubiqutious hobo, this ain’t an either or situation. Some bags are made to go anywhere and hold anything. Others are made to be gingerly carried, displayed, discussed. I would put Fadres in the latter category.