Custom artworks on handbags and shoes are our next must-haves

Published March 6, 2021, 9:29 AM

by Jerico Villamonte

This artist can have favorite fairy tale characters hand-painted on to your designer bags and shoes

One of the most celebrated and well-known Filipino artists who makes designer bags a canvas for hand-painted art is Heart Evangelista, with her spilling cheese fries over her Birkin incident turning out to be a blessing in disguise.

For the owner of American customization brand Gigi Customs, everything started a little differently. Back in 2013, Gigi made her twins customized shoes by painting over their pairs. From shoes, she moved on to another type of canvas, designer handbags, until her works were recognized and later getting commissions from posting them online. If Heart has an A-list clientele, Gigi has her own fan base including the guys of Boyz II Men, actor Jenny McCarthy, and musician Donnie Wahlberg.

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From Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors designer handbags to smaller leather goods like wallets and purses, you can have Gigi paint characters like Beauty and the Beast, Mickey Mouse, and even Elsa and Olaf on your leather wares. You can also ask her to draw your favorite cartoon characters on your shoes! Talk about taking Woody and Buzz Lightyear for a walk!

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You must be wondering about the wear and tear of the artworks, Gigi promises a quality, durable, and permanent artworks as she uses high quality paints and finishers for extra protection. You can also spot clean your customized items with a damp cloth just in case you spill cheese fries on them.

For more information about Shop Gigi Customs’ wearable art, shipping terms, and commission conditions, visit her website.