Embroidered or “Embroidered”?

I love this purse I found at the thrift store last week but I can’t figure out what to call it. I finally put it on etsy with the description “embroidered,” in quotation marks, with an explanation of my confusion. It has a tag that says “handmade in Japan” yet it totally looks like faux embroidery.

And a close-up:

Whatever it is, it’s super cute. I kind of wish it had a different strap, though, I don’t care for the gold.

Hope your week is going well!

December 8, 2011 - 6:29 am

carmen adorable!

December 9, 2011 - 9:31 am

janie hightower Maybe upholstery? I like it too.

December 13, 2011 - 10:32 pm

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) I collect bags that are similar to this style… I call them upholstery or carpet bags depending on the fabric.

December 17, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Lara Jo Upholstery! Of course that’s what that is.

August 16, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Esther If I was you. I would have named it dream sky. Or garden drems