Spicer on the right with Spicer Bags Head of Design, Callen Zimmerman.

Sally Spicer on the left with Spicer Bags Head of Design, Callen Zimmerman in their Dogpatch studio.

It’s with great sadness that we share this news with our community: The founder of Sally Spicer Bags – Sally Spicer Bergman – passed away last month. She had gracefully been fighting a battle with cancer, but finally succumbed to the disease surrounded by friends, family and the people she loved most.

Sally Spicer bags have been made in the Dogpatch since the company was founded thirteen years ago. A San Francisco native, Sally returned from studying art in Italy and began making bags for friends. The hobby quickly turned into a business, making a name for itself on the shelves of on Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, The Body Shop, and many other retail stores in the Bay Area and beyond.

The company will continue to embody Sally’s values: high quality and american-made fabrics, smart designs, and a dedication to manufacturing in San Francisco. The new owner, Bonnie Gemmell, has helped guide a productive and smooth transition since March 1st. With the plan to include men’s lines in the future, the company has changed its name to Spicer Bags, and is sporting a fresh new look and website. Show them some local love and visit their website here.