When I was pregnant with my first daughter I was already collecting clothes, toys and accessories for her, naturally. During those last few months of pregnancy where I was riddled with excruciating hip pain, I came across Hello Shiso, an adorable kids accessories brand based out of Berekely, California. I quickly added tons of her hair clips to my online cart and my girls and I have been fans ever since. These adorable clips come in tons of size options (even for fine baby hair), and I was happy to hear that Hello Shiso is run by an amazing fellow mom, Mimi. I think I began Instagram stalker her and we quickly became friends- Mimi is hysterical! My hair clip collection was getting kind of ridiculous and when I was pregnant with my second girl, I knew I had to get this growing clip collection organized in some way. After a few prototypes the clip holder came to be. I think the first real one I ever made is still hanging in my girls room. Mimi and I talked about collaborating on something together and naturally, this was perfect. After sending some samples and leather swatches to her and getting through the first year of life with (now) two kids, I happy to say the Birdie Clip Holders are FINALLY available on Hello Shiso! Head on over to Mimi’s site to check them out and while you’re at it, get some of her adorable clips for a cool little girl you know!
Fun Fact- Birdie is actually my second daughters nickname. 😉
I aim to produce affordable & accessible leather goods for everyone but truth be told, I know how sometimes a $350 handbag is just not in the budget. I get it. I work very hard on my pricing to make sure everything is up to date and you will see price adjustments on my site every now and then (we recently did just that as prices on some items are slightly higher… more on that later). I was online shopping a few months ago and came across a wonderful service called AfterPay. It’s actually rather genius- it allows you to pay items off in 4 easy installments so you’re not having to put down $350 on that amazing new leather bag you just saw ;-). PLUS, you get the item right away. You don’t have to wait until that leather bag is paid off. It’s become very popular especially because there’s no added interest or hidden charges when all 4 payments are paid on time. It also works great on my end. Orders come in and I can ship the product right away, just like a regular sale and I get the funds right away. Win, Win, folks!
I want everyone to have good leather goods and Afterpay just makes it a bit easier. You’ll see the option to use it in the payment section of the check-out process. I hope this helps!
Have you guys seen Mozart in the Jungle? To be honest, we haven’t either but we’re about to start! Our popular June Tote is featured in the current season and we couldn’t be more excited. Cynthia, a main character on the show, carries it and apparently it’s her main bag for the season. On another note, I didn’t know that Bernadette Peters was in it! I’ve been a huge fan ever since The Jerk…. 🙂
What a way to start out the new year! You can get your June Tote, right here!
My husband is co-founder of a BK based animation studio, House in Motion. We’ve always wanted to work on a little project together so this past month, we finally did. John worked magic with my small leather goods and after three days of shooting, the results are amazing! Check out John’s stop motion videos, all below- he’s as talented as he is cute 😉
We’ve been using the hashtag #knowyourbag for a little while now and we want to talk more about that. Here at Shana Luther Handbags, we’re super duper proud to be made in America and hopefully, you like that about us too! We want you to know what goes into the making of our goods and where our materials come from- if you’re a past customer of ours you’re familiar with our behind the scenes shots at our local manufacturer. Clearly, transparency is important to us. Our leather is sourced from a tannery in Napa, California (if not here in NYC) and our signature cotton lining is also an import from California. Our hardware is shipped from a company we’ve been using with for years and they’re based in Ohio (we always get a friendly person on the line when we call, thanks guys). Last but certainly not least, our bags are small-batch manufactured right here in Brooklyn, NYC’s garment district, or handmade in the Shana Luther studio.
We want you to KNOW YOUR BAG and feel good about your purchase so if you ever have any questions about our products, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.
We love working with fashion bloggers, especially bloggers who are the epitome of the Shana Luther girl. Stephanie Duncan at Her New Tribe is just that. Totally modern, independent and fresh with her approach to fashion, Stephanie styled her new Charlie Tote in bone with full on denim- a look that many of us shy away from! She nailed it and we can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve for the Charlie. Thanks Stephanie!
As you may know from previous posts, I was chosen to take part in the American Express Rising Stars of Fashion this past August. It took place in Las Vegas, at one of the largest trade shows of the country, WWD Magic. I had to design, draft and construct a handbag within 2.5 days based on the theme “everyday couture”. All of this right in the middle of the trade show floor. I thought about what a women needs everyday and quickly began to design a basic leather tote- a bag that she can carry everyday with her laptop and all other necessities tucked neatly inside. The fun came in designing for the couture part of the theme. When I hear the word couture, I think of Paris. When I think of Paris, I think of black and gold and the city of lights. I wanted something bold, bright and something that she can take out of her leather tote for after work meetings and cocktails. Therefore, I designed a little clutch made in killer snakeskin printed leather with gold accents that clips inside the bag into an interior pocket.
I had such a great experience there and made fast friends with the other talented designers, Victoria Khoss and Kelsey Slade. I’m so proud of what I accomplished and perhaps one day, both of these bags will debut in my collection.
Event photos courtesy of Dave Smith.