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Made to Order: Hastings St. Event Bag


The Hastings St. Event Bag is a crossbody designed to accompany you at weddings, conferences, and during your everyday hustle. The recycled drawstring cording allows for quick access to the main compartment and the adjustable patent pending internal divider makes carrying your heels or flats a cinch. 

Lined with easy to clean American-made waxed canvas and featuring a luxurious leather exterior crafted from upcycled automotive leather; you may find yourself telling folks that it smells like a new car because it nearly was. 

The three spacious interior pockets include a wide zipper pouch for wallet and keys, phone pocket, and another for cosmetics and electronics to keep all your essentials safe, organized, and secure as you dance through life. 



Your bag is handmade and shipped/available for curbside pickup in the order in which it’s received. We handcraft a few Hastings St. Event bags per week, each taking a few days to make, and it will come with a maker tag so you know the name and story of the Detroiter or Veteran who made it.

Designed collaboratively by Amika Adams the 1st and Pingree Detroit. Designed and Handmade in Detroit.  

  • Bag exterior is 10.5” W x 11.5” L x 5” D (with capacity to expand up to 10” D)
  • (1) interior zipper pocket: 6” W x 8” L x 4” D
  • (2) interior slip pockets: 4.5” W x 6” L x 3.5” D
  • Upcycled plastic used to reinforce internal divider with magnetic snaps
  • Includes your choice of one of the following straps:
  • Adjustable Slim Crossbody Strap (40” - 48”)
  • Adjustable Wide Crossbody Strap (34” - 44”)
  • Adjustable Wide Crossbody Seat Belt Strap (31” - 50”)
  • protective bottom feet
  • All USA- made hardware
  • Recycled cording

Stitching guaranteed for life.  Free shipping. Free returns. Free new car smells.

Why the Name? Hastings Street in Detroit was the epicenter for some of the most vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods in Detroit, as part of the Black Bottom community of Detroit.  According to the Detroit Historical Society, In the 1950s, migration transformed Hastings and St. Antoine Streets into the city's major African American community of black-owned businesses, social institutions and night clubs, nationally famous for its music scene in Paradise Valley. Hastings Street is also where Aretha Franklin's father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, first opened his New Bethel Baptist Church. Businesses included ten restaurants, eight grocers, 17 physicians, six drugstores, and more. 

Closed Loop: With your Hastings St. Event bag, your purchase never has to end up in the landfill. Simply send it back to us for repairs or when it’s time for a new one we’ll send you our newest model at a discounted rate and recycle and upcycle your entire old bag. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Fanta Wafer
I highly recommend you purchase

I recently bought me a Hastings event bag, and I must say, it exceeded all my expectations. This bag is stylish, versatile, and perfect for all occasions. I absolutely love the high quality and attention to detail in the craftsmanship. I absolutely LOVE this bag!!.

Allan Newman
Great gift.

I bought this as a gift for my daughter. She loved it.

Amika Adams The 1st
I love this bag that I designed that was sooo needed!

Along time coming as the inventor and co-designer with Pingree Detroit of this bag is a I cannot believe real moment to see the final product for sale now.
I finally have my own Hastings St. Event Bag and use it daily!

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