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About

As female executives on the go, we experienced firsthand the great need for tech accessories that accentuate personal taste and match the fast-paced lifestyle of today’s successful woman. There was simply no one making a luxurious and functional laptop for women – so we decided to make one. LDR's [lee-der] first collection of Porter bags, the revolutionized version of the laptop bag, brings together form and function for women looking to lead the way. Using the finest of materials, including Italian pebbled leather and suede, women will no longer be burdened with the choice between functionality and style.

The Porter is a handbag + laptop bag mashup we know a lot of people will identify with, which is why we thought Kickstarter would be a great place to start fundraising. With your help, we can reach and even surpass our goal (Are those stretch goals I see in our fundraising future!) and move from our successful pre-order stage to having inventory on hand to fulfill orders in real time. Inventory would allow us to deliver online orders quickly and start to place our bags in areas where our customer can easily access them like trade shows, conferences, trunk shows, and boutiques. With your help we can make the LDR Porter more accessible, reduce the order lifecycle timeline and organically grow the LDR's network.

The LDR Porter Bag Collection

Ultramarine Exterior/Dark Amethyst Interior
Ultramarine Exterior/Dark Amethyst Interior
Toffee Exterior/Dark Amethyst Interior
Toffee Exterior/Dark Amethyst Interior
Raven Exterior/Dark Amethyst Interior
Raven Exterior/Dark Amethyst Interior

The LDR Porter Bag Features

- Italian Pebbled Leather and Suede 

- Eco-friendly shock absorbent padded computer section 

- Two Interior Pen/Lip gloss holders 

- One Interior Key/Cord Keeper 

- One Interior zipper pocket 

- One Interior business card pocket

- One Interior phone pocket

- Exterior zipper pocket and phone pocket slot 

- 7" Handle Drop  with Adjustable strap 

- 3lbs, 16.5”L x 3”W x 12.75”H 

LDR Porter Bag Features
LDR Porter Bag Features
Gold Foil Monogram
Gold Foil Monogram
Blind Stamp Monogram
Blind Stamp Monogram

 Tech Accessory Rewards

LDR Cord Keeper
LDR Cord Keeper
LDR Tassel Keychain with Micro USB or Lightning Cable. Sync and Charge in Style. Connects to USB Port.
LDR Tassel Keychain with Micro USB or Lightning Cable. Sync and Charge in Style. Connects to USB Port.

Our Story

LDR Co-Founders
LDR Co-Founders

You know how they say that all things happen for a reason? 

Co-Founders of LDR, Sarah and Nickole, were serendipitously united in the summer of 2004 as the result of bad hair coloring and uncanny timing. After having her long, sandy blonde hair unfavorably bleached (nearly white!), Nickole stumbled into a neighboring salon to seek emergency help. There she was greeted by a sunny, reassuring and bubbly young woman named Sarah who dried her tears, artfully shifted the schedule around to accommodate her urgent needs and saved the day. Needless to say, the two became fast friends and confidants who shared similar dreams and career aspirations.

While moving up the proverbial ladder in their respective industries they began crisscrossing the globe and racking up frequent flier miles. Over time it become clear that they shared one overriding complaint about their travel intensive lifestyles: the complete lack of functional yet fashionable tech accessories. Over the years they kept lists of brands they had tried, features they liked and loathed but one thing became apparent: no one was doing it right.

In the fall of 2013 Sarah and Nickole set out on a mission to make the perfect laptop bag. Enter Co-Founder, Lindsey, costume designer to the stars and affectionately referred to as “The Bag Lady” by those who know her best. Sarah, Nickole and Lindsay embarked on a mission to solve every working woman’s dilemma through thoughtful design and intuitive inspiration. The result of their comprehensive research and development is LDR’s Porter Bag, a first of its kind product to revolutionize the lives of women who work and travel.

Your Porter is here – it’s time to break up with your baggage.

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Risks and challenges

The Founders of LDR Brands are uniquely qualified female executives who traveled the globe in their respective positions for years looking for better tech accessory solutions. The LDR Porter was born out of necessity by these Founders and honestly only built into a consumer brand because of the insistent urging by numerous others (often strangers in airports!) who asked how they could secure the bag for themselves. We are confident that LDR is solving an issue for many successful female leaders across a wide spectrum of industries and we look forward to making this product widely available for their consumption. However, none of the Founders have specific backgrounds in product design, production lifecycle management and manufacturer protocols and it’s been quite the learning process.

We are committed to sourcing solutions and have been fortunate to surround ourselves with excellent advisors who have taught us a great deal in how to tackle the more technical issues of consumer product development. One of our biggest challenges has been the lack of inventory on hand to be able to fulfill interest in a timely manner and hence the formulation of this kickstarter campaign to help us raise the necessary funds and get to work telling the world of the LDR Porter.

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    - One LDR tassel keychain with micro usb or lightning connector so you can charge and sync with ease and style. You choose the tassel color and cable type later.

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    - Three LDR cord keepers. You choose the color later.

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    - Four LDR cord keepers. You choose the color later.

    - Two LDR tassel keychain with micro usb or lightning connector so you can charge and sync with ease and style. You choose the tassel color and cable type later.

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    The LDR Porter Bag that fits up to a 13 inch computer in either Ultramarine, Toffee, or Raven color. You choose!

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    - An extra special handwritten note including your bag's unique serial number

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    Monogrammed LDR Porter Bag that fits up to a 13 inch computer. You choose:

    - Personalize your bag with up to seven letters in gold foil or blind stamped

    - Ultramarine, Toffee, or Raven Porter Bag

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    Monogrammed LDR Porter Bag that fits up to a 13 inch computer. You choose:

    - Personalize your bag with up to seven letters in gold foil or blind stamped

    - Ultramarine, Toffee, or Raven Porter Bag

    You also receive:
    - Updates on our progress via email
    - Telephone or Video Call with a Co-Founder
    - Four LDR cord keepers. You choose the color later.
    - Two LDR tassel keychain with micro usb or lightning connector so you can charge and sync with ease and style. You choose the tassel color and cable type later.
    - An extra special handwritten note including your bag's unique serial number

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    Hand Delivered By A Co-Founder, receive one of the first ten LDR Porter Bag's produced on LDR's first production run.

    Monogrammed LDR Porter Bag that fits up to a 13 inch computer. You choose:

    - Personalize your bag with up to seven letters in gold foil or blind stamped

    - Ultramarine, Toffee, or Raven Porter Bag

    You also receive:
    - Updates on our progress via email
    - Four LDR cord keepers. You choose the color later.
    - Two LDR tassel keychain with micro usb or lightning connector so you can charge and sync with ease and style. You choose the tassel color and cable type later.
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    Customize your very own LDR Porter Bag with the help from a Co-Founder and receive your bag one to two months before anyone else!

    You choose:

    - The color of your Italian suede lining

    - The color of your Italian leather

    - The color of your zippers

    - The color of your hardware

    - Up to seven letters to be gold foiled or blind stamped to personalize your bag with a monogram

    You also receive:
    - Updates on our progress via email
    - Four LDR cord keepers. You choose the color later.
    - Two LDR tassel keychain with micro usb or lightning connector so you can charge and sync with ease and style. You choose the tassel color and cable type later.
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