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By LeSchitte
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About this project

TRENDSETTING BAGS ANSWER EVERY NEED

Schitbag™ by LeSchitte is an exceptional line of designer bags whose beauty matches their astounding functionality. The Original Schitbag™ is the ultimate hands-free waist or hip bag for people of all walks of life.  Whether you're a fashionista, new parent, or traveler on the go; whether you're riding a motorcycle, bicycle, or on horseback; whether you're going dancing or just to the grocery store, you can bring everything you need in this sleek, compact bag.  The Schitbag goes securely around your waist or hip and looks great with everything.

For the first time, a hands-free, shoulder-free belt bag has such impeccable style and unmistakable quality that it transforms any ensemble into high fashion.  Form, function and fashion merge in The Original Schitbag™.

Reward #4: The Original Schitbag one-belted version
Reward #4: The Original Schitbag one-belted version

In contrast to the bulging “fanny pack” of the 1980s, The Original Schitbag™ is a sleek packet that lies flat against the body, allowing you to move in comfort and grace. Worn on a belt around the waist or hips, The Original Schitbag™ contours to the curves of your body, becoming a natural asset instead of an appendage.

Reward #4: The Original Schitbag one-belted version in Leather
Reward #4: The Original Schitbag one-belted version in Leather
Reward #4:  The Original Schitbag in suede
Reward #4: The Original Schitbag in suede
Reward #2:  The Original Schitbag in Canvas
Reward #2: The Original Schitbag in Canvas
Reward #5: The Original Schitbag Two Belted Version in Leather.
Reward #5: The Original Schitbag Two Belted Version in Leather.
Reward #3: The Original Schitbag in Canvas Two-Belted Version
Reward #3: The Original Schitbag in Canvas Two-Belted Version

OUR GOAL:  TO MAKE SCHITBAG™ ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE

We believe The Original Schitbag™ represents an improvement in lifestyle and is a fashion innovation that should be accessible to everyone. 

From models to students to moms--everyone who has tried the Schitbag™ now swears by it!  People love having it handy at the waist or hip and not having to rummage through a cluttered purse several times a day.  They know their "stuff" is neatly tucked into dedicated compartments, where it is easily accessible.  And doctors recommend this comfortable bag because there's no strain on the shoulders or neck.

We believe everyone should have at least one Schitbag™,

WHERE WE STAND NOW

Utilizing a factory renowned for its craftsmanship, we perfected The Original Schitbag™ in a small test run. Then we developed other highly evolved designs: a distinctive Messenger Bag, a Cross-Body U-Shape Bag, and a classic Tote, all designed to make life easier and look great.

Because the fashion industry works six months to one year in advance of each season, we are prepared to place a production order for our Fall 2013 line. However, the order must be prepaid and takes approximately four and one-half months to manufacture.  We are asking friends of Kickstarter to help us finance this production run by pledging any amount they can in the hopes of reaching our $30,000 goal. 

OUR REWARDS 

We are excited to offer the creative reward packages we've put together, including a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to model a Schitbag™ on the Times Square Billboard in New York, signed and numbered bags, a sprinkling of our caps and scarves, and the chance to name a Schitbag™ style after yourself or someone you love. One of our reward packages can be a delightful self-indulgence or a spectacular gift.

WE ARE OFFERING ALL OUR BAGS AS REWARDS FOR YOU.

All our bags feature:

-         The finest materials and craftsmanship

-         Exclusive high-fashion image plus streamlined function

-         Organized compartments for quick access to the tools of life

-         Impeccable detail, including topstitching, contrast piping, frayed edges. 

We invite you to combine any of our Rewards, or select from our creative packages, featuring unique modeling and once-in-a-lifetime gifting opportunities.  For you, for your loved ones, for all--The Original Schitbag™.

Reward #3: 18"x11.5" Messenger Bag in sturdy 100% cotton canvas transports laptop, books, and work/school "stuff" in style. Front flap reinforced wtih reflective silver lining; lots of slots; fully lined; cross-body web belt
Reward #3: 18"x11.5" Messenger Bag in sturdy 100% cotton canvas transports laptop, books, and work/school "stuff" in style. Front flap reinforced wtih reflective silver lining; lots of slots; fully lined; cross-body web belt
Reward #3: Tote Bag with handy compartments in durable 100% cotton canvas.  Exclusive silver piping and frayed edges.  Stands upright on silver reflective base with metal "feet." Strong handles reinforced with silver
Reward #3: Tote Bag with handy compartments in durable 100% cotton canvas. Exclusive silver piping and frayed edges. Stands upright on silver reflective base with metal "feet." Strong handles reinforced with silver
Reward #3: 9-1/2"x10" Cross-Body U-Shape bag is chic for all ages.  Heavy-duty 100% cotton canvas.  Inside front and exterior flaps have reflective silver lining to match piping, hardware, and logo.  Frayed edges; web cross-body strap; fully lined.
Reward #3: 9-1/2"x10" Cross-Body U-Shape bag is chic for all ages. Heavy-duty 100% cotton canvas. Inside front and exterior flaps have reflective silver lining to match piping, hardware, and logo. Frayed edges; web cross-body strap; fully lined.
Reward #1: Schithead is the ultimate head trip.  For men and women.  Made of heavy brushed cotton, 6 panels.  Adjustable Baseball style and Stretch Flat Bill variations.
Reward #1: Schithead is the ultimate head trip. For men and women. Made of heavy brushed cotton, 6 panels. Adjustable Baseball style and Stretch Flat Bill variations.
Reward #1: Signature Scarves: 100% Silk--8"x54" or  50% Wool/50% Silk--10"x64".  All scarves have hand-rolled side edges and frayed ends.
Reward #1: Signature Scarves: 100% Silk--8"x54" or 50% Wool/50% Silk--10"x64". All scarves have hand-rolled side edges and frayed ends.
Our ultimate Reward #10: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to model a Schitbag on the Times Square Billboard in New York
Our ultimate Reward #10: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to model a Schitbag on the Times Square Billboard in New York

If you have any questions, please let us know.  We will answer you promptly.  Please be sure to check out our FAQ section, where we provide many more details about the bags.

For more product photos and updates on our progress, please visit us on Facebook - Facebook.com/Schittewear or via Twitter - twitter.com/schittewear.

Our team:

Sherry – inventor, lead designer, entrepreneur, all-around everything-that-needs-to-be-done person.

Carol – artist and co-designer, fashion consultant.

Amy – copywriter.

James – MBA intern and total support in so many areas, including helping to put the Kickstarter project together from concept to finished project.  We cannot thank him enough.

Ellen – BFF.

Teri - Social Graces

Patsy - top dog, as seen in the video.

We want to thank our team for helping us take Schitbag™ to this point. Extra special thanks go to James for his tireless efforts in helping to put this Kickstarter project together.

AND SPECIAL THANKS TO KICKSTARTERS AND ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND SUPPORT.

Risks and challenges

When contracting with a factory, fashion designers face the challenge of quality control and possible delay.

After perfecting our products through test runs, we are confident that we have contracted with one of the most professional and reliable factory available. We have established quality-control procedures to ensure that our production run will yield the same perfect results as the test run. Our chosen factory prides itself on its top-level work standards, and its on time delivery. We plan for any contingencies by working further in advance. We additionally have a backup factory lined up, in the event of any emergencies.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Choose our “Schithead” Baseball or Flat Bill Cap for the ultimate head trip, OR wrap yourself in loveliness with a “Schitte” silk or silk/wool blend scarf. (Select one.)

    Free shipping anywhere in the U.S.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Wear the bag Forbes featured as “the new status purse”! This is The Original Schitbag belted waist bag in canvas, with one belt. (We also offer two-belted versions of all our hands-free bags.)
    Available in Black or Khaki Brown. Specify size of waist belt: Sm/Med (up to 41”) or Med/Lg (up to 46”).

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    Any one of these high-quality, 100% cotton canvas bags would be a great choice (Choose one): (1) The Original Schitbag, two-belted version; (2) The Messenger Bag with adjustable cross-body web belt; (3) the spacious Tote with organizing compartments; or (4) the Cross-Body U-Shape Fashion Bag. Specify color: All bags in this category come in Black or Khaki Brown with silver piping and are fully lined. If ordering the Original Schitbag, please specify size of waist-hip belt: Sm/Med (up to 41") or Med/Lg (up to 46").

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90

    Our suede hands-free Schitbag made an impression when it appeared on the Times Square Billboard in New York. Now you can wear that same signature bag in your choice of sumptuous suede or buttery-soft leather! Each version comes with the traditional waist-hip belt. (Choose either suede or leather bag; specify color). Choice of colors: (1) Original Schitbag in suede -- Black or Eggplant; (2) Original Schitbag in leather -- Black or Dark Chocolate. Specify size of waist-hip belt: Sm/Med (up to 41") or Med/Lg (up to 46").

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    Pledge $98 or more About $98

    The Original Schitbag™ two-belted version. Choose either suede or leather. This bag is identical to our hands-free signature Original Schitbag™, but includes an additional removable popular European cross-body belt, which doubles as a shoulder strap. Choice of colors: (1) Original Schitbag in suede – Black or Eggplant; (2) Original Schitbag in leather – Black or Dark Chocolate. Specify size of waist belt: Sm/Med (up to 41”) or Med/Lg (up to 46”)

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    The canvas bag of your choice with your name hand-painted on it, signed by the designer. Choose from any of our canvas bags. A one-of-a-kind gift to yourself or to someone you love! Free shipping anywhere in the U.S.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    JACKPOT! Receive a combination of items listed in Rewards #1 through #5 above. They include the following:
    (1) The Original Schitbag belted waist bag in leather, two-belted version;
    (2) The Original Schitbag belted waist bag in suede, two-belted version;
    (3) The Original Schitbag belted waist bag in canvas, two-belted version;
    (4) the Tote;
    (5) the Messenger Bag;
    (6) the Cross-Body U-Shape Bag;
    (7) cap; and
    (8) scarf.
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    Pledge $3,500 or more About $3,500

    We will rename a Schitbag style after you or your designated person. Great for those who have everything, or treat yourself to this rare opportunity. Each style will be reserved for the first one to select it. The name of the style would become, for example, The Original Schitbag--Ellen. These new bag names will be featured on our website, sales materials, product descriptions, hang tags--everywhere a bag name would go. You will receive one of the bags named after you or your loved one, with your designated name and the artist's original signature both hand-painted on it.

    Names will be given to bags immediately upon funding and will appear in all materials as they are developed. Personalized hand-signed items will be sent out by May 2013. No charge for shipping anywhere in the world.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    A priceless opportunity--Be our model! (Seven spots are available--for four women and three men.) Each model will represent one item. Our models will appear in publicity materials for one year, so they could very well end up in newspapers and magazines as well as our website, product catalogs, and other sales materials. We have a place for each of the following:
    (1) a man for caps;
    (2) a woman for caps;
    (3) a man for T-shirts;
    (4) a woman for T-shirts;
    (5) one woman for the scarf category;
    (6) one woman for all the bags combined; and
    (7) one man for the Messenger Bag.

    Acceptance of this prize requires a fully signed release.

    PLEASE NOTE: Process will begin right after funding. We will coordinate a photo shoot date that works for the company, the photographer, and you. Please be available for photographing in Los Angeles prior to February/March 2013.

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    (Limited to two, a woman and a man): Make a statement to the world! Appear on the Times Square Billboard in New York City wearing one of our products. One woman would wear a Schitbag; one man would wear either the Messenger Bag or a T-shirt or cap. Our photographer will photograph you wearing the item, and we will pick the best photo to feature. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and an exceptional gift for someone you adore. Acceptance of this prize requires a fully signed release.

    Delivery: We will coordinate a date that works for the company, the photographer, and you between February 2013 and March 2013. Shoot will take place in Los Angeles. Allow approximately one month after shoot for actual photo to appear on billboard.

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Funding period

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