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ANN FRYE

Laptop case or old lady’s knitting bag? Ann Frye’s deftly constructed stuff sack, woven from recycled denim on a Leclerc Nilus “Medico” loom, is a stealth operator that will keep everyone guessing. (The needles are decoys, natch.)

+ Ann Frye

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POUCHBAGS

Talk about a split personality. This fully reversible tote features workhorse denim on one side and frou-frou florals on the other. Designed by Nicola Mesham of Pouchbags to function sans visible seams, the bag offers two holdalls for the price—and materials—of one.

+ Pouchbags

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MIRANDA CHANCE

The aptly monikered Miranda Chance gives dunzo denim a do-over by reworking the material into high-end handbags, with embellishments gleaned from secondhand leather jackets.

+ Miranda Chance

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MIRANDA CHANCE

Chance may be more alchemist than designer. Here, salvaged denim and leather make a shift from demure to rugged when wrestled into the shape of a utilitarian duffle.

+ Miranda Chance

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BETTY MATHERS

Betty Mathers whipped up a sturdy laptop carryall from a pair of old jeans, padding it with plenty of room for stowing cords and peripherals. Bonus: The fly opens up to reveal a zippered pocket. Is that a mouse in your pants or are you just happy to see us?

+ Betty Mathers

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ADRIAN JANKOWIAK

Disguised as a folded pair of pants, Cas de Nîmes by designer Adrian Jankowiak is a laptop sleeve on the down-low, complete with working pockets for tucking away your high-tech paraphernalia.

+ Adrian Jankowiak

+ Recycled Denim Challenge