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Life can be overwhelming, so it's key to cut down on stress whenever you can. Staying organized can help with that, and one woman's Made in Vermont bags are doing just that. 

Let's face it -- we all lug around a ton of stuff. That's probably not going to change, but Elise Panlilio says you can at least be organized, and look chic at the same time. She makes designer makeup bags and travel accessories for her business, Made on Main. "Practical, functional, simple travel accessories for women that are machine washable," Panlilio said.

She makes them in her Main Street studio in Manchester. All of the pieces are made with linen-cotton blend fabric.She says along with being super soft, it also resists wrinkles. Several of her items are padded to keep your items protected, and some have waterproof linings. "I think i was just looking for something to call my own," Panlilio said.

Made on Main started three years ago. Panlilio learned to sew from her mom. "I just remember her sewing night and day," she said.

A tax preparer by day, Panlilio sews in her spare time, pumping out a couple hundred pieces a year. Most of her sales come from her Etsy page. Items range in price from $26 to $48. "A  lot of my customers are people who vacation here and they like to buy things because they remind them of Vermont," she said.

Practical Made in Vermont accessories to keep you organized. 

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