Tikishiki Handbags ~ the perfect travel bag



Vintage Hawaiian Hibiscus

Your trip is booked, passports are laid out, it’s time to pack and you are undecided on which handbag to bring.


60’s Hawaiian Vintage

Do I want to pack multiple purses and bags or is there one, versatile bag which would be perfect for the entire trip? It would be great to have a large bag to put under the seat in front of me on the plane, a small bag for rushing through port towns when departing the ship for a day, a bag with a long strap to wear across my chest in crowded, metro locations. If I brought all of these bags, it would require an entire suitcase dedicated to handbags! The most practical handbag for travel is going to be something light, which allows for long days of walking without pulling on your shoulder. The next feature you want to look for is a handbag with a short strap, securing the bag close to your body with your arm and not lingering down low where pick pockets have easy access. Finally, a handbag with a sturdy, thick strap which cannot be easily cut when passing in a crowd. Yes, this does happen in crowded, tourist destinations. There are a lot of factors to consider before taking off on the trip of your dreams or a simple work training. Where does this leave us?

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn” ― Orson Welles



Let me introduce you to the world of Jennifer Todice’s Tikishiki Handbags~


Japanese Wrapping Cloths

“Tikishiki handbags are a blend of traditional Japanese design, Hawaii vintage and beautiful inspiring fabrics, with a modern functional edge. Upon returning from holiday in Japan I was motivated by the design of a long established furoshiki bag. This is a Japanese wrapping cloth dating back to the 17th century. Throughout history the furoshiki has been used to protect gifts, carry meals, and act as a handbag. Tikishiki is a blend of Hawaii (my connection to the islands) and the Japanese furoshiki bag. By adding a stylish and functional liner to the fabrics, and a strong leather handle; created is a handbag that not only REPRESENTS the CULTURE and HISTORY of the FAR EAST but a MODERN and FUNCTIONAL HANDBAG with a HAWAII TWIST” ~ Jennifer Todice

There is a Tikishiki handbag for every occasion, season and holiday. Use this handbag to accessorize your outfit for a fun lunch with girlfriends or a night out on the town. The bright colors are striking and the prints are bold. The handbags would be perfect with solid color clothing or subtle patterns. Mix it up!! Throw a bag over your shoulder and grab bright-colored flats to tie in the bag. All of the elegant bags will complement a simple pair of jeans.

Tikishiki Handbags: Travel Benefits

1. Lighter than your normal handbag so you can full it up and not feel weighted down. (Due to its mostly cloth body.)

2. With two detachable functioning parts, it packs FLAT.

3. Reversible, have a bright and bold pattern or more modest solid as your front facing handbag.

4. Sizable, you can adjust the size of your handbag to a smaller evening size or a larger day time carry all.

5. Easy to clean! Just through your fabric portion into the wash or spot clean.

Perfect for packing!!! If you want to bring your Tikishiki handbag in your suitcase, it hardly takes any room with the option of the removal strap.


Perfect for packing

Don’t bother with packing bulky and heavy handbags because you will end up taking up too much space and possibly going over the allotted weight limit for luggage.

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” ― Coco Chanel

 ~Tikishiki handbags draw it’s roots from the land of the rising sun. A culture like no other, a land like nowhere else I’ve ever been. To know the beauty of Japan is a gift~


Vintage Hawaiian 1970’s floral print handbag

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” ― Coco Chanel

Yellow Silk Carousel

Yellow Silk Carousel

There are so many beautiful, fabric designs with the Tikishiki handbags and for this reason, they make the perfect gift! You will look at the handbags and be reminded of someone you know, someone who loves these color patterns. Or do you see yourself?



Yellow Silk Carousel~ Hermes silk printed scarf paired with a poly blend chocolate liner and yellow detail scallop stitching. Medium in size with a brown and gold leather handle.

Tikishiki designs a Vintage Hawaiian 1970’s floral print (pictured above- orange, green yellow & white floral print) handbag with soft cotton liner & black leather handle is looking for a home. This bag is FANTASTIC!!! This bag should really be called “Keri’s Travel Bag” since it is made with a fabric representing  my absolute favorite, vintage colors!!! This is the bag to have! I could see it thrown over the shoulder with a pretty summer orange, flowing white or lime green sundress or sassy shorts. Love, love this bag!

It’s Traditional! It’s Functional! It’s Stylish!


1978 parasol print Tori Richards Vintage

1978 parasol print Tori Richards Vintage

“How exciting to see that something you are passionate about and have conviction for regarding design, style, functionality and beauty is received and rewarded! Blessing and many Mahalos to all those who are supporting the dream!” ~ Jennifer Todice


Leather Handles

Loving the Tori Richards 1978 vintage fabric, parasol print. Perfect to wear with jeans. The great thing about Hawaii, is you can wear these colors year round. The rich, leather strap is very complementary, giving the handbag an expensive, classy look.

“We have been hard at work on beautiful leather handles. Some of the last few that will come from our studio on the back lanai of our home. We are moving forward into manufacturing them for the new year. Having readily available handles gives me more time to focus on the beautiful fabrics for our bags.” ~ Jennifer Todice

“There’s nothing interesting about looking perfect—you lose the point. You want what you’re wearing to say something about you, about who you are.” ― Emma Watson

1970's Vintage Hawaiian Poppy Print

1970’s Vintage Hawaiian Poppy Print

1970’s Vintage Hawaiian Poppy Print
Unique and Beautiful!!! The orange poppy flower print on black bark cloth textured poly fabric, shown with the black leather handle and gold hardware. It is a picture of pure and absolute elegance. I love this bag!! This is a bag that would make a great gift as it would go well with jeans and everyone loves navy! This handbag is a true conversation piece. 

Beautiful Black

Beautiful Black
Black Linen outer with cotton Hawaiian orange yellow and white floral liner or reverse it! Yellow scallop detail stitch & black leather handle with silver hardware. 
“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” ― Coco Chanel
Chocolate Brown

Hawaiian Chocolate

Looking for Fall colors? Are you more into browns, reds, deep oranges, iron, olive, rose and evergreen? Check out the Hawaiian Chocolate handbag made of chocolate brown cotton, Hawaiiana red and cream monstera leaf pattern. You choose how to wear it. Beautiful deep brown leather handle with accompanying bronze hardware.

Yellow Cotton Geometric

Yellow Cotton Geometric 
The photo above gives you a good idea of the actual size and how great a bright colored handbag ties in with simple jeans and a solid top. Beautiful yellow cotton geometric print lined with a slate gray poly for durability and an edge. Black leather handle. Large in size, and the perfect color combos.

“Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” ― Anna Wintour

Find an array of Tikishiki handbags and view various prints at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tikishiki/246812912129442


Or email at jenn@tikishiki.com

5wheelsto5star was featured in the March 2014 issue of Destinations Travel Magazine