Last Friday, I had the super exciting opportunity to attend a Moop pop-up shop hosted by Hemphill in Washington, DC. To say I am a Moop fan is an understatement – I have loved the beautiful bags ever since I first saw them on etsy when I still lived in New York. In fact, when I moved from New York to Washington, DC, to celebrate my then-new-job, I bought my much beloved Moop Market Bag in Gunmetal Grey. It has been one of my favorite bags for the last three years. Moop fans may have seen it peeking in many photos on the blog, like here.
Meeting Wendy, the creator of Moop, was a little bit surreal in that I have seen her on so many photos modeling the various bags, and there she was. She was wonderfully gracious and so passionate about the craft and design of the bags that make Moop the incredible handmade brand that it is. I remember when my friend Melita visited Moop in Pittsburgh a couple years ago she had a wonderful time meeting Wendy as well – and Wendy remembered her too!
In addition to the excited of meeting Wendy, it was really neat to see so.many.Moop.bags in one place – I had never seen the collection in one place, nor had ever seen any of the Moop bags made of waxed canvas – the Market Bag (as are some of the other bags) are made of a fabric-like canvas, while the waxed canvas is waterproof. I ended up completely falling in love with the Letter Bag in Red Waxed Canvas and bought it. I had been thinking lately of buying the Carrier, which is more tote-like, while the Letter Bag is more tote meets messenger bag (minus the traditional flap of a messenger bag). Either way, though, you can’t go wrong with a Moop bag. Here I am with my new purchase on Sunday morning (you can see the Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market in the background):
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