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Rochelle D'CunhaBy Rochelle D'Cunha
First created
Rochelle D'CunhaBy Rochelle D'Cunha
First created
$16,169
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
102
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, June 23 2018 11:17 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Curie Bag in Navy
The Curie Bag in Navy
The Curie Bag in Black
The Curie Bag in Black

Features

Smart Interiors - Carry It All AND Stay Organized
Smart Interiors - Carry It All AND Stay Organized
Interior Side-1: 3 Stretchy  Pockets and 1 Zippered Pocket
Interior Side-1: 3 Stretchy Pockets and 1 Zippered Pocket
Interior Side-2: Padded Laptop Compartment
Interior Side-2: Padded Laptop Compartment
Corner: Expandable Pocket for a Water Bottle, Travel Coffee Mug, Shoes, Laptop Charger, etc.
Corner: Expandable Pocket for a Water Bottle, Travel Coffee Mug, Shoes, Laptop Charger, etc.

Organized: The Curie bag has a dedicated laptop compartment, which fits a 13" laptop, an expandable pocket for a water bottle, travel coffee mug or an extra pair of ballet flats, one zippered pocket, and three additional pockets on the inside for all your stuff. It also comes with a rad exterior pocket for things you need frequent access to, such as your phone, keys, and sunglasses.

Secure: The zippered closure will prevent your belongings from falling out of your bag when you stow it in the overhead compartment of an airplane or stash it under a chair at a restaurant or a high-stakes meeting. 

Light: The Curie bag is oh, so light! At only 2.5 lb when empty, it is sturdy enough to carry your laptop, charger, phone, Kindle, a full 750 mL / 25 oz water bottle, notebooks and folders at the same time.

Professional: You no longer need to pay a hefty sum to essentially be the brand ambassador for your handbag. Bellibone bags don’t distract with conspicuous and obnoxious logos. They are subtle and muted, so that your brilliance and hard work can take center-stage at work. Yet, they are fashionable enough to carry along to after-work drinks and dinner, or a lazy Sunday brunch.

Material: The exterior of our bags are made of only the finest quality, 100% Italian pebble-grain leather. Enough said. 
The interior is made from spacer neoprene, which is durable, stretchy and soft. 

Together, these materials provide the benefit of both durability and luxury. The sturdy handles will allow you to carry everything you need without any worries. 

Dimensions:

  • L 13.5" x H 13" x W 6"
  • 10" Handle drop 
  • 1" Handle Width
  • Laptop compartment fits up to a 13" laptop
  • Fits up to a 6" diameter water bottle or travel coffee mug

The Problem and Solution

Smart Interiors — Thoughtfully Designed Pockets for Everything You Need to Carry
Smart Interiors — Thoughtfully Designed Pockets for Everything You Need to Carry

Why can’t professional women find a tote that is sleek, stylish & light - with compartments that keep things organized? The combination of fashion and function for the perfect work tote has been elusive so far.

If there’s a tote that’s functional, it looks akin to a diaper bag, whereas a tote that’s fashion-forward is akin to a dumpster on the inside, emblazoned with comically large logos on the outside, priced to be just out of reach.

We’re solving that problem. We’re disrupting the fashion industry by introducing the Curie bag, the most convenient yet fashionably-conscious handbag FOR work THAT works.

Our Story

Co-Founders: Molly, Ankita, Rochelle and Sonia (not pictured)
Co-Founders: Molly, Ankita, Rochelle and Sonia (not pictured)

Nothing is more inspiring and powerful than getting the job done, with integrity and elegance. Our tote for professional women is symbolic of the ethos that drives our venture - one that pushes us to design high quality and affordable solutions for multi-tasking and progress-minded everyday women, the “doers”.

We hope you will join us on our journey, not only as customers, but as companions, to re-discover the power of women that have raised the bar in the past and those that continue to do so today, in inconspicuous yet indispensable ways.

Let’s celebrate the doers.

Our Name

Bellibone is a forgotten English word that is derived from the French phrase ‘belle et bonne’ – meaning beautiful and good. As women, we aspire to be beautiful and good in all facets of our life. So, we’re building a brand that meets the aspiration of its owner – nothing more, nothing less.

Why We Need Your Help

We’ve set up our manufacturing operations in Mexico, where we have the ability to work with our partners to ensure the highest quality product for you. However, the most cost-effective approach is to place manufacturing orders in bulk. We're 95% there; we're striving to improve the Curie bag everyday. 

That’s where you come in. Funding our project will allow us the financial means to place that first bulk order to be delivered in September 2018, and make the dreams of women worldwide (including ours) become a reality. Bags with functional pockets!

Estimated delivery timeline: September 2018

Risks and challenges

Delivery Date: If Bellibone is successfully funded, we will try our hardest to meet our promised timeline (September 2018). Although we have a close relationship with our manufacturer, we are aware that unforeseen issues may arise during production stages, which may directly affect delivery times.

Furthermore, forecasting demand is not an exact science. If order volumes exceed our expectations, there could be manufacturing delays. However, we will maintain constant communication with our backers and provide updates on the progress.

Please note that international orders will take longer due to customs. All international customers will be responsible for duties unpaid.

Returns: Since we are a startup — entirely funded by Kickstarter — and we have minimum order quantities with our manufacturer, we will be unable to offer refunds at this time. However, if you are dissatisfied with our product in any way or have ideas for improvement, please drop us a note via Kickstarter, our website (www.bellibonebags.com) or our email (bellibonebags@gmail.com), and we'll try our best to meet your expectations.

Variations: As it is made of a 100% natural leather, each bag varies slightly in texture and color.

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    Thank you for your support. We’ll give you behind-the-scenes updates on our progress starting in June.

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    We’ll send you some Bellibone swag – a soft, jersey t-shirt with a Bellibone logo, and maybe even a branded pen.

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    One Curie Bag (early backer pricing)

    Regularly $150, get the newest Bellibone Bag, the Curie Bag, for $119 (a $31 savings). Choose from two stylish colors (navy and black) to personalize your premium-quality 100% soft-grained pebble leather bag.

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    Patterns and Colors

    Personalize the interior lining of your bag by choosing between two fun, vibrant colors and patterns. You will still also have a choice between 2 stylish colors (navy and black) of premium-quality 100% soft-grained pebble leather for the exterior of your bag. We’ll send you your options closer to delivery.

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    Don't Forget Your Framily

    You know your sisters, cousins and girlfriends will all want the Curie bag. Do them a solid, and get them one. Or maybe you want both our trendy colors? Either way, get 4 Curie bags and save $135

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    A Day in the Life

    Get a customized Curie bag. Choose from 2 leather colors (navy and black), and two lining colors. Spend a day with us in New York City*, living life as an entrepreneur. We’ll brainstorm new ideas and features for our next bag, short list names for it, go to lunch at one of our favourite NYC restaurants, talk Bellibone, and have a good time. We’ll find a date that’s convenient for you.
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Funding period

- (30 days)