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The first-ever women’s handbag that contains a removable water pouch and drinking tube for easy hydration.
The first-ever women’s handbag by SMITH & STARR that contains a removable water pouch and drinking tube for easy hydration.
The first-ever women’s handbag by SMITH & STARR that contains a removable water pouch and drinking tube for easy hydration.
345 backers pledged $30,665 to help bring this project to life.

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The Conway: A Handbag That Keeps You Hydrated & Looking Good

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The Conway...staying hydrated & looking good has never been easier.

We believe that people shouldn't have to choose between hydration and looking and feeling their best. We were sick of paying $5 for a plastic water bottle that damages the environment or using products that make us look like we’re setting out for a weekend of camping (even though we love that too).

Introducing The Conway by SMITH & STARR, the first-ever women’s handbag that contains a removable 17 oz. water pouch and drinking tube for easy consumption right from the shoulder strap, along with a main pocket for all of your other belongings.

 

 

By backing this Kickstarter project, you’ll be supporting SMITH & STARR and pre-ordering The Conway and/or other awesome swag. You’ll be among the first to receive these items and we’ve hooked you up with a special backer discount for being one of our earliest supporters.

 

 

The first-ever women’s handbag that contains a removable water pouch in a water resistant pocket for easy hydration right from the shoulder strap. 

 The strap is adjustable to fit you perfectly.

The drinking tube is funneled through the shoulder strap of the bag, unexposed until you need to quench your thirst. Just unzip and sip! 

The SoftBottle™ and Drink Tube Kit, designed by Platypus, holds 17oz. of liquid and comes with the purchase of The Conway.

The Conway is easy to refill and clean. 

There’s a main pocket for all your belongings and an additional inner pocket for smaller items. The water bladder is stored separately in the front pocket which is lined with a waterproof fabric.

Materials:

  • Body: Black Faux Leather / 100% PVC Free Polyurethane Hydration
  • Source: Platypus SoftBottle™ & Drink Tube Kit
  • Main Pocket Lining: 100% Cotton
  • Front Pocket Lining: Waterproof Canvas Oxford / 100% Polyester, 100% Waterproof, Mold Resistant, 600 Denier 

 

 


The Conway will keep you hydrated and looking good for wherever life takes you.

At SMITH & STARR, we’re on a mission to help you stay hydrated and looking good. We’re proud to introduce The Conway as our first wearable water™ product and excited about growing our community. 

Why we created The Conway:

  • Staying hydrated is important, but not easy - From clunky water bottles that you lose on a weekly basis to forgetting to drink water all together, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. The Conway makes drinking water throughout your busy day easier than ever.
  • Other ways of staying hydrated are uncomfortable or don’t fit our style - Those other water bottles are heavy and a pain to carry around, and other hydration packs are only fit for certain situations. We wanted to create a bag fit for our everyday use as well as our epic adventures.
  • The environment shouldn’t be damaged every time we drink water - With The Conway, you’ll no longer be contributing to the 1.5 million tons of waste produced annually by plastic water bottles.
  • Paying for water bottles everywhere is annoying & expensive - Once you have The Conway, say goodbye to paying $5 for a plastic water bottle at the corner store, concert or airport. The Conway is easy to refill too! 

 

 

 

Based in San Francisco, SMITH & STARR is a lifestyle brand that brings fashion, wellness, and community together. Our mission is to provide fashionable and functional products to the world by focusing on the number one life essential - water.

SMITH & STARR was created by two women who love staying active, hydrated and experiencing life to the fullest.

In January of 2015, Fallyn took to Facebook to air her frustration about always looking like she was going on a hike just to stay hydrated. Chelsea not only liked the post, but told Fallyn that they should team up to create the solution.

The two met for coffee the next day and the idea for The Conway was born. 

For the next year and a half, the two set off to design an everyday handbag that’s fashionable, functional and keeps you hydrated. Fallyn and Chelsea consulted with hundreds of designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs to produce The Conway with quality materials at an affordable price.

 


Shipping:

  • All pledge levels include free shipping anywhere in the USA.
  • Note, we are not accepting pledges outside of the USA and Canada at this time, but look forward to expanding internationally soon and will share updates on our Kickstarter and website once available.
  • Duty fees are not included or covered by SMITH & STARR for shipments to Canada. 
  • We will work our butts off to get our rewards to our backers by the estimated delivery date and will be transparent throughout this process with ongoing updates on progress made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

SMITH & STARR has already completed many rounds of design and user testing to ensure that The Conway will meet your needs. We’ve partnered with a highly experienced manufacturer who has the capability of handling large orders in a timely fashion.

We’ve meticulously planned out our timeline to ensure that you will receive The Conway on time. However, as we’ve learned through our research, discussions and experience up until now, there are always potential risks and unforeseen challenges that can arise when producing a physical product that are out of our control.

We promise to keep an open line of communication and do our best to handle these challenges with our community in mind to give you the best product possible and leave you staying hydrated and smiling.

If you have any questions, feel free to shoot us an email at Support@SMITHandSTARR.com.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    SMITH & STARR Thank YOU!

    Welcome to the SMITH & STARR community and valuing hydration. You'll now receive our e-newsletter to stay updated on all things SMITH & STARR. You're truly a STARR in our world!

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    SMITH & STARR Temporary Tattoo

    Become one of our "branded" ambassadors and help us spread the word around staying hydrated and smiling.

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    SMITH & STARR Bandana

    Whether you're at a music festival or going for a hike, the SMITH & STARR bandana is a perfect accessory for every reason and season. Use it as a headband, neck warmer, or for sun protection, the options are limitless.

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    "EARLY BIRD" THE CONWAY-CLASSIC BLACK

    Grab this "early bird" special and be the first to strut The Conway - Classic Black. Platypus SoftBottle™ & Drink Tube Kit included:)

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    "EARLY BIRD" THE CONWAY-WEEKENDER

    Get first dibs on The Conway - Weekend and be the most festive of them all. Platypus SoftBottle™ & Drink Tube Kit included :)
    **Guatemalan Fabric of Weekender is subject to change due to seasonality

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    Pledge $95 or more About $95

    THE CONWAY-CLASSIC BLACK

    Make The Conway - Classic Black your new everyday bag so you can stay hydrated and smiling! Platypus SoftBottle™ & Drink Tube Kit included:)

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    Pledge $105 or more About $105

    THE CONWAY-WEEKENDER

    Staying hydrated and looking good has never been easier with The Conway - Weekender. Platypus SoftBottle™ & Drink Tube Kit included :)
    **Guatemalan Fabric of Weekender is subject to change due to seasonality

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    Pledge $190 or more About $190

    THE CONWAY "ALL-STARR" PACKAGE

    Get the best of both worlds with The Conway - Classic Black & The Conway - Weekender. Includes Platypus SoftBottle™ & Drink Tube Kit for each bag :)
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    SMITH & STARR-CUSTOMIZE THE CONWAY

    You're now the designer! Work directly with co-founders, Chelsea & Fallyn to make your very own customized bag.

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