“Author Bryce Courtenay wrote, 

‘You live your life in three stages: one growing up; one being responsible, paying your mortgage and having kids; and one being yourself.’ 

I’m now in my Third Stage.”


Third Stage Bags is an artisan handbag label. Using high-quality, vegan-friendly materials, such as cork, cotton and canvas, bagmaker Cecilia Plum lovingly handcrafts each of her modern, one-of-a-kind bags and accessories in her home studio in the Berkshires. 

For each bag she sells online, she donates $25 to The Sewing Machine Project, which helps other women all around the world learn sewing skills to improve their own lives.