Best Local Purse-onality

Christopher Belt

Before his three Independent Handbag Designer Awards wins this past June (a record, BTW), before the NYC showroom, back even before his days at Savannah College of Art Design, there was a young Christopher Belt selling handbags he’d constructed out of soda cans to his Sheridan Elementary School classmates. You can see Christopher and the prototypes for his three award-winning bags at the Esse Purse Museum this fall—or snatch up one of your own on his website. (

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