Recycled leather gets recut into modern shapes like Baggage Handbag's Beatle bag ($210, Distill, 55 Mill, building #47, 416-304-0033, baggagehandbags.ca), which converts a bomber jacket's breast pocket into a smart cellphone pouch.
A Love Handles knitting-style bag ($55, Heart on Your Sleeve, 61a Bellevue, 416-999-2197, iwantlovehandles.com) combines vintage tablecloth fabric with carved wooden grips.
Multicoloured chip bags and juice packs have all found new life woven and stitched into shiny shoulder bags. We're wild for this Ecoist tote ($140, Green Is Black, 624 Yonge, 416-454-5650, ecoist.com) made out of black-and-white UPC codes.
The classic recycled bag, like this Sugar Bean Bambino ($45, Dandelion Mud Pie, 6 Fairlawn, 647-345-7743, dandelionmudpie.ca), mixes fabric scraps with mismatched sequins, beads and ribbon.
A chic trench coat translates well into Edit's reworked shoulder bag ($79.99, Grassroots, 372 Danforth, 416-466-2841, editbags.ca).