Fashion and functionality don’t always go hand in hand. But, thanks to one local designer, they not only go hand in hand, they also go in your handbag.
Brittney Kelley, a Dayton native, just launched her new “Glam Collection” handbag line. Kelley says “trendy,” “chic,” “elegance” and “functionality” are the four pillars of her design strategy.
I haven’t seen one of these bags in person, but just from looking at them online, it appears they’re all made with patent leather, which is easy to wipe off if you’re prone to drops and spills. Some of the larger bags look big enough to fit a laptop, which would help you transition from work to play with a briefcase and handbag in one. Thus, the “functionality.”
In terms of styling, I love the studs and gold chains. My favorite is the “elegance” navy blue bag with gold studs and chain (pictured above in the top right). You can’t tell from the pic but it’s a deep navy blue color and the shape is really unique. Thus, the “fashion.”
I hope to see more from this budding new designer. Her freshman fashion line is impressive!
Here’s where you can find her bags locally:
The Mustard Seed Boutique
311 Ludlow Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45220
4 U Fashion Boutique
16 E 12th St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
2946 Markbreit Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45209