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Bags carry designer in a new direction

Meichi Peng is set to launch a South End showroom for her hand-stitched bags, interior design services, and unique home accents. Meichi Peng is set to launch a South End showroom for her hand-stitched bags, interior design services, and unique home accents. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Jennifer Blaise Kramer
Globe Correspondent / November 6, 2008

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Meichi Peng learned to sew in Taiwan and became her family's resident tailor, re-sewing her grandfather's fraying shirt until it was like new again, and again. Now 34, the Waltham resident is still sewing - hand-stitching creamy calfskin and cowhide handbags for her discerning (and well-heeled) customers. The bags, which take 12 to 50 hours each to complete, cost $400-$2,500. ... (Full article: 1047 words)

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