Nice RAKC Giveaway!

To show my appreciation, I am giving my readers a chance to win one of these fabulous limited edition bags!

NiceRakc is an Etsy shop. Rachel, the owner, makes these bags mostly from thrift store clothing. What a creative, fashionable upcycled product!

Gray Wool Plaid Big Rakc with Retro Tie and Silver Rivet Accents Extra Large Wristlet

A quick intro to the store lingo –
- PARTY RAKCs are small clutches.
- SHOULDER RAKCs and BIG RAKCs are larger bags.
- STRAPPY RAKCs are hand-free cross body bags.
- HOBO RAKCs are larger shoulder bags with curved lines.
- TOP RAKCs are top handle bags.

What I love about her bags is the juxtaposition of styles and materials. They combine soft and hard, feminine and masculine. And, some even have a bit of a rock ‘n roll edge.

Rachel is giving away a $35 gift certificate to her shop! I wish I could enter! It’s a great gift for you or an amazing one of a kind gift for someone you love!

1. Simply become a follower of Hyphen Interiors (if you already are, then great).

Note: If you prefer to follow via Facebook, that’s fine. Just “like” Hyphen Interiors on FB.

2. Then, visit NiceRakc and come back and leave a comment on this post letting me know which item was your favorite and that you are a follower and/ or liked the FB page.

This giveaway ends at 8pm PST on Monday, April 18th. The winner will be drawn at random and announced on Tuesday, April 19th.

Check out some of her bags below. But, be sure to go to the shop because there is a lot more!

Upcycled Tshirt Flap with Gold and Black Houndstooth Body Handbag Shoulder Rakc Upcycled Rock Star Tshirt and Striped Curtain Purse Shoulder Rakc

Upcycled Bird and Lace Shoulder Rakc

SALE Pink and Green Plaid with Black Denim Accent Wristlet Upcycled Green Striped Tie with Gray Fabric and Black Corduroy Extra Large Wristlet Big Rakc

Upcycled Blue and White Flower Print Shirt and Brown Snakeskin Purse Shoulder Rakc Gray Plaid Wool Fabric Hobo Rakc with Pink Snakeskin Upcycled Belt Strap

So do not miss out entering to win this awesome giveaway. I wish I could win. Good luck readers!

P.S. I usually stick with interior design items, but I couldn’t pass up the upcycled aspect as it reminded me of reworking my chair and other projects that we all so often take part in. And, well, I tried making a hand bag once… and it didn’t go well. So, I appreciate the work involved.


  1. Ah…I should be in bed, but no. I'm checking out all of these amazing blogs since I'm new to this! These bags a SO great! I think with my three kids, I love the "Zebra Print Corduroy Fabric Hobo Rakc with Upcycled Belt Strap and Gold Rivets" because it's large enough for my day to day needs and super chic! Thanks for introducing her Etsy shop to us!

  2. The Vazquez Family

    The "Upcycled Red and Blue Striped Top Rakc" was definitely my favorite. It just seems like such a fun bag to have around for the summer :)

  3. Emily@LovelyBeasts

    Thanks for the giveaway Kristy! I love the Plaidy McPlaidster bag…and the name she gave it :).

  4. Emily@LovelyBeasts

    And as you know…I'm already a follower!

  5. I'm loving the zebra print one!

  6. Great give away! Love the Vintage Heart Polyester Flap and Vintage Red Swirl Body Wristlet. So fun!

  7. Sarah @ living with mold illness

    I love the bags but found something I like even more! There's a necklace that is part black lava rock and part gray glass pearls. It is AWESOME!! It's asymmetrical which makes it even better.

  8. I am a follower! :) I would purchase the Black and White Zebra Print Upcycled Tshirt and Black Glitter Denim Wristlet Party Rakc! So cute!

  9. Swirls of Happy

    I am a follower and I love the Brown Snake skin with Tie bag…sooo adorable :) Love your blog!

  10. Just to let you know- I am tackling the "painted chair" project this weekend!

    I like the "Gold & Black Houndstooth" and "Bird and Lace" Bags.

  11. Carol@TheDesignPages

    Of course I'm a happy follower:) I LOVE the multi coloured animal print wrist purse. Gorgeous stuff.

  12. I like the double leopard print wristlet. How fun!

  13. I love both of the plaid hobo bags! What awesome stuff!

  14. i like the top rakc bags with the polka dots and stripes looks like they might hold my stuff and maybe some in the stuff that i accumulate from the 4 girlies living in my house.. and yes, I like fb page and am a follower… love-love-love that you're blogging, kristy!

  15. I LOOOOOVE the top rakc bag that is pictured on your blog. I love the "Ed Hardy" looking prints mixed with the houndstooth!

  16. So fun! I like the clutch purse which you actually have on your page here (It's the third one down, light blues and greens!). Very fun!

  17. Type A Ramblings

    I'm a follower and I like the 13 Wire Wrapped Champagne Glass Pearls on Brass Chain Lucky Lady Necklace.

    Thanks for the give away!

  18. I found your blog through apartment therapy and started following. I look forward to reading more from you!

    My favorite rakc…the tweed and purple snakeskin top rakc. I'm a sucker for tweed and love the pop of purple.

  19. Just found you today and LOVE your blog! Just 'liked' you on FB and looking forward to your future posts! I checked out the Etsy store too – WOW! SOOO COOOL! I liked this one the best.


  20. Loved NiceRakc! Very cool and unique pieces. My favorite bag is the Brown Snakeskin and Upcycled Brown Plaid Top Rakc! I going to a wedding in MN in two weeks and it would be the prefect accessory!:)I became a follower of your blog when you revealed your master bedroom! LOVED it!

    p.s. has anyone told you look just like Hilary Swank?? (goregous :)