Recently I attended the launch party for local brand Emilie Sloan’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Actress Charlene Amoia was on hand to host the event held at local shop Curtsy Bella, a gorgeous store you have to visit if you’re ever in the Seattle area. I’m a sucker for beautiful prints and the Emilie Sloan line is all about taking those beautiful prints and creating great, functional tote bags and accessories. I wish I would have discovered this line sooner, now I’m curious about what prints I might have missed.
Emilie Sloan has a wide range of bags. If you’re looking for a great travel bag, she has it. This Weekender bag is going on my shopping list in the English Rose print. If you’re looking for a wristlet that has room for your iPhone and your lipstick, she has it. This Wallet Wristlet is right up our alley, isn’t it? The line also has crossbody bags, coin purses and makeup bags all available in the same gorgeous prints. If a print is not your thing, don’t worry, the line also has solid colors for a more timeless look.
I had the chance to chat with Emilie Sloan’s founder Lisa Murphy about her line and it was clear that her customer is always at the forefront when she’s designing new bags. Her bags are named after her fans and it is not uncommon for her to create an item based on a customer’s request. She gets feedback from customers on a regular basis and designs from the inside out so her bags are functional and durable. I picked up a few things and can say that they are definitely durable. The outside of the items has a weatherproof coating so you can wash it without fear of ruining it and the seams are reinforced to really last.
These won’t be the last Emilie Sloan items I pick up and I think I’ll be posting my opinion in the Emilie Sloan Facebook group… maybe I can commission a custom piece.