One of the last things you would think of is starting a business while battling a life threatening illness. Yet for Heidi Kelly there was a growing business in midst of 2 diagnoses of breast cancer, 4 surgeries, 4 rounds of chemo and 35 trips to the hospital.
It's been a passion of mine for years to design handbags, and I decided to dive in feet first and design some bags with a graduate from Parsons School of Design, then have them manufactured. I couldn't decide on manufacturing in Italy or China. I decided to go with China.
It depends on how you feel about cats.
BYOB by KARA is a pattern series designed by the NYC-based handbag label. In each feature, designer Sarah Law sits down with creatives both Opening Ceremony and KARA are obsessed with to design a unique bag based on necessity, inspiration and, of course, personality.
Lately, I have been carrying a small cross-body bag inside my cavernous tote bag. 'Why two purses?' my stalwart husband asked when he caught me doubling up. 'You're not becoming a bag lady on me, are you?' No, I'm not becoming a bag lady. But I am transitioning.
Handbags, purses, clutches, and shoulder bags, so many too choose from and so little time to buy them! What is one to do
The panacea to the counterfeit handbag dilemma is quite simple, and it does not involve lobbying for tougher laws, becoming a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer, or developing an anti-counterfeiting technology. Instead, an overhaul of the fake luxury handbag business begins with the consumer.
Schlepping your stuff from show to show during New York Fashion Week should be an Olympic sport. Between all the heavy layers