Happy Holidays From AU BAGS

Happy Holidays!!

A lot of cool things around Maine happening with AU BAGS! We have just put a ton of bags in POP. You have to check out this very limited POP UP STORE/Gallery that is open through the holidays. It is at 100 Commercial Street, Portland, OPEN: Thursdays 11am-6pm; Fridays & Saturdays 11am-8pm; Sundays 10am-5pm. Our own Erin Flett has her own decked out mid century inspired 10′ x 8′ room filled with all sorts of pillows and hand screened things. Stop by and say hello to Winky Lewis, our amazing life style photographer who is one of the founders of this amazing holiday concept! Great job Winky…and thank you for letting AU BAGS be apart of this cool and exciting store.

And we are also in the Portland Museum’s shop at 7 Congress Square, Portland, Maine. We love being inclluded in this very eclectic mix of Maine amazingness. We not only have a very beautiful and extensive art gallery here but they also have a brand new shop that features everything Maine from the growing businesses here to the BIG INDIE movement that is taking Portland Maine by storm. We are thrilled to be among the talent featured. Another great escape for unique holiday shopping!

AND for a limited time EVERYTHING ONLINE and IN STOCK is 20% OFF for the holidays with FREE SHIPPING! (if you use our secret holiday code: HOLIDAY11).

So use the code, forward to friends and have a very merry holiday buying season! We are excited about the new year and new happenings around here at AU BAGS and would love for you to come on by our store here in Portland, Maine if you are in the area! We are at 65 West Commercial Street! And would love to see you!

AU BAGS in Coastal Living Magazine

Coastal Living

Hello! If you didn’t have a chance to check out COASTAL LIVING MAGAZINE LAST MONTH here is a peek at our very own Raincoat Cotton ZIP SPRINT in our newest hand screened print, MRS. ROBINSON in LEMON DROP by Maine surface textile designer Erin Flett, on page 66. We love Coastal Living Magazine of course and love it even better when they choose one of our BAGS to be featured in the COASTAL TRAVEL section. A huge thank you to all the folks at Coastal LIving—the bag looked fantastic and yes, we are still super in love with YELLOW which was sprinkled through out this October issue. Everything from fabric on kitchen chairs to large sofas and side chairs to pillows…we are still seeing it in apparel for next season—so watch out–we think LEMON DROP is going to continue to sell out for this coming resort season and of course for SPRING AND SUMMER 2012. Who doesn’t need a bit of sunshine all year long?

Welcome to our New Web Site!

We are excited to announce our new REDESIGNED WEBSITE! We out grew our old one and really wanted to capture the style, energy, look and feel of AU Bags!

We simplified our navigation by showing you at a glance: SAILWAX, HARBOUR & RAINCOAT COTTON and of course see what is on SALE! (which is always a great place to start). We not only wanted to make it beautiful and function easier but we wanted to show you everything quickly and seamlessly, so you can read about it, post about it or just buy it faster and easier. Visually, we wanted to showcase these amazing well crafted bags by showing you more life style images that will help you see the scale and proportion as well as the fine crafted details.

Winky Lewis a local Maine photographer shot all the lifestyle shots and Erin Flett, our surface/graphic designer creative directed the shoot and designed our new site. (you can see more of her work on our RAINCOAT COTTON line.) Her vision was to create a site that told our story, and really captured the bags in a natural Maine environment. The photoshoot took place mostly on the water–either on deck, on the beach or wooded waterfront trails…We love the way it turned out and want the site to be fresh and new every time you come back!

A few new things to think about is that our blog will always have the latest and greatest news and events that happen around here and new testimonials and sale items will be added weekly…we want this to be your site as much as ours and hope you keep coming back to see some great Maine photography and of course more AU Bags, but also keep checking back for SALES and promotions designed especially for you…our loyal AU Bag customer that keeps coming back season after season.

AND just in case we haven’t said this, we want to hear from you…any feedback is good feedback so let us know if you have anything that could make this a better web experience for you or if you are not totally happy with anything from your check out experience to your zipper. We are 100% dedicated to making your shopping experience  a great one from the minute you log on to living with your bag or luggage piece.

We are a small bag manufacture that is growing thanks for all of you who talk it up through Face Book or on your blogs…magazine mentions…we can’t thank you enough for “liking” us or posting. We are growing, and always finding better or more amazing ways to design bags that speak to you and make daily life and travel stylish, comfortable and of course fun. -AU