When ‘green’ was still only a color,
When the only things ‘vintage’ came in bottles…

Judy Augur was putting the last stitches on what was to become a truly unique original:  the J. Augur bag–each custom made and astoundingly authentic.

We first began refashioning antique bags in 2000.  Our object was welding together the inimitable qualities of provenance, patina and character with the beauty of the new; to embody a multicultural and multidimensional aesthetic for a global, contemporary life.  With careful attention to design and an artisan’s attention for detail, we have accomplished just that–creating a collection of one-of-a-kind fashion accessories and home decor objects for those with an appreciation for the distinctively unique.


By carefully collecting, re-purposing and recycling diverse materials from across different eras and continents, J. Augur’s designs reawaken the hidden spirits and stories within the object, extending their existence—and extending to our admirers a chance to own, use and embody a fusion of the beauty and history of our remarkable world.

We continue to hand sew each bag from select textiles, unusual fabrics and salvaged leather sources, such as antique cowboy’s chaps from the old west. Expressing a stunning, functional style, J. Augur accessories are carried by the most discerning men and women in the world—sought after by those who respect the incredible stories within our re-born objects—and cherished by those who will enjoy these truly singular bags for generations to come.


J. Augur Design has always been, and will always be people working together in Claremont, California, making extraordinary products by hand. Each bag and accessory is manually finished and absolutely unique.

I guarantee all my work unconditionally, as it reflects the principles I most respect. I likewise invite and encourage you to share with me your stories, perspectives and dreams as well. I can be reached at 909.568.8677 or at my personal email, ironjacks@earthlink.net.

Judy Augur

“Material Culture for a Material World”

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