Six affordable luxury handbags made in Chicago! Delicious leather, stunning hardware, made with love. Help Kickstart Fashionjenn!
Hi, thanks for visiting me on Kickstarter! Fashionjenn Handbags was born from the belief that a bag is an extension of it's owner and should not only be beautiful and effortlessly chic, but highly functional. Each bag is carefully handcrafted from the beginning sketch to the first sample in my home studio. The patterns and samples are then hand delivered to a family owned and operated manufacturer right here in Chicago, where they meticulously create each one of my designs. The materials used are the highest quality leathers and hardware, sourced in the U.S.
I have spent the last year developing my Signature Collection, combining classic silouettes, contemporary hardware and removable laptop sleeves to give each piece versatility without sacrificing style.
Everything I have has gone into this, and the journey has brought me to this point! You can help me get the rest of the way and get a handbag that will stay with you for years to come.
Why I need your support:
Spending the last 12 months designing the collection, material sourcing, finding a local manufacturer and tooling up for production has been a labor of love and personal investment. In order to be able to place my first order and be able to share my creations, I have to meet a minimum with my manufacturer. By supporting me, you are enabling me to bring my handbags to market and support not only local business, but the Midwest Fashion Community.
What the 25K will do:
The 25K is the amount needed to pay for the raw materials and labor to make the handbags. Producing a product locally can be a costly endeavour. However, it gives me the ability to oversee every part of the process to ensure the highest level of quality and exclusivity of the finished product.
11K will be used to purchase the necessary materials to make the handbags and the 14K is the labor cost required to complete the order. Once the initial order is placed I will be able to share my handbags with all of my loyal friends, family and fellow fashionistas.
Any additional money raised will give me the ability to market the collection and add more design options later this year.
What you get in return:
First and foremost know that you are helping to support my work and vision as a designer, as well as local Chicago businesses and the Independent Fashion Community:
2012 Fashionjenn Look Book: Photography by Chris Nightengale / Model: Amy Miller
Fashionjenn "High Fashion" T-Shirt: $25
*The Dark Nite Clutch-$50
~Thank you for visiting me on Kickstarter and for your help in accomplishing my mission. Your generosity and support have been such an inspiration to me, I truly believe we can accomplish anything when we work together.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 26, 2012.
Apr 16, 2012 - May 26, 2012 (40 days)
Pledge $1 or more
If you think this collection has some potential, pitch in a buck and we'll send you good luck (and a hand written thank you letter)!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Show some love, and get some back! For your support we'll add your name to our Founding Members list to be posted on FashionJennHandbags.com and you'll receive a handwritten note kissed by FashionJenn herself!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A copy of the Fashionjenn 2012 Look Book with a Handwritten "Thank You" Message.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
6 backers Limited (34 of 40 left)
A Custom Handmade by FJ "Dark Nite" Clutch. Made with Animal-Friendly Black Suede Pigskin. It features a removable wristlet strap, top zipper closure and zipper side pocket. Embellished with matte black gem accents and a Handwritten "Thank You" Message Your name to our founding members list to be posted on FashionJennHandbags.comEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $75 or more
A "High Fashion" Fashionjenn T-Shirt, and a Copy of the 2012 Look Book with a Handwritten "Thank You" MessageEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Your choice of either the Harlot Clutch or the Mimi Bag: (In any of the offered color choices) and a Handwritten "Thank You" NoteEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $375 or more
Your Choice of either the Explorer Bag or the Blakeman Bag: (In any of the offered color choices) and a Handwritten "Thank You" NoteEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $525 or more
Your Choice of either the the Dindia Tote or the Jipsea Bag: (In any of the offered color choices) and a Handwritten "Thank You" Note and Your name to our founding members list to be posted on FashionJennHandbags.comEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Your Choice of (3) Bags: (1) Harlot Clutch or Mimi Bag (1) Explorer Bag or Blakeman Bag (1) Dindia Tote or Jipsea Bag (In any of the offered color choices) Your name listed on my website as one of my Founding Contributors and a Handwritten "Thank You" NoteEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
Your Choice of (4) Bags: (1) Harlot Clutch AND Mimi Bag (1) Explorer Bag or Blakeman Bag (1) Dindia Tote or Jipsea Bag (In any of the offered color choices) Your name listed on my website as one of my Founding Contributors and a Handwritten "Thank You" Note and Your name to our founding members list to be posted on FashionJennHandbags.comEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
All (6) Bags in my Collection (In any offered color choice) A plane ticket to Chicago (Within the U.S.) and night out on the town with me so I can personally Thank You for your support. *A handbag Named After You in an upcoming collection (You will also consult on the design) and your name listed on my website as one of my Founding ContributersEstimated delivery: Sep 2012