Janet McKinstry, one of our local Great Barrington designers, combines her unique background in art and design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, with a Master’s of Divinity degree, to make her creations filled with life and character. Using mostly vintage upholstery fabrics and unique Chinese coin closures, she creates one of a kind bags of all shapes and sizes, from small cross body wallets to large totes, with lots of pockets inside and out, for storage and a light weight feel. Each is a handmade, one of a kind bag. We go to her studio and choose a new collection several times a year.