>> "Get koshi : be unique" is her slogan of choice. And I can't say that it's not true. koshi began in 2003 with the release of a paper zine, "koshi is... too cool for school." But the greatness didn't start until 2004, when koshi creator and fashion illustrator Joanna DeVoe launched her line of fabulous one-of-a-kind hand-illustrated bags. Maybe it's the thought of a custom-designed bag, or just the fun cartoonish drawings that cover it -- all I know is that I am absolutely and utterly smitten. Joanna herself informed me that she typically sells the bags before they can even make it to the web, but she has a new batch for iluvkoshi.com that will be going up this week. Or you could always commission your own bag ($100 and up based on size of the pre-bought leather or denim bag) -- I'm sure she would be happy to oblige you.