I love a good fanny.
Last year, I found myself in extreme physical and emotional pain. My back was killing me from lugging around my huge handbag everywhere. Not to mention, I was hitting the concert scene pretty hard and I was tired of bumping people with my bag as I squeezed myself to the front row. I needed something smaller and easy to carry, but still fashionable. Then it dawned on me...I needed a fanny pack.
Unfortunately, the only high quality fanny packs I could find were upwards of $500 and I wasn't even that crazy about the styles. So I decided I would design my dream fanny pack myself. I've been working in the NYC fashion industry for several years, so I knew exactly what to do.
Eventually, I made two sexy fannies (Envelope and Circle).
They are constructed with 100% Italian leather and the hardware is beautiful and sleek. The straps are removable, enabling me to wear the fanny pack as a clutch for the times when I need to be a little more fancy.
Thus, Mollypacks were born!
Mollypacks have already been to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and slung around the hips of working gals across the nation. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and interest has only been growing. And this is where you come in! I need to raise enough money in order to launch the first round of production. In exchange for your help, you will be rewarded with a gift. On the right, you can choose the level that suits you best. But trust me...the Mollypack tier is the way to go!
I’ve had the most incredible time pursuing this project. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out Mollypacks. Every donation, no matter the size, means the world to me. Let’s make these awesome fannies happen together!
Mollypacks are American-made in N.Y.C. using 100% Italian leather. Inside you can find a leather pocket for even more storage. Styles are unlined exposing the richness of the leather and will have an embossed stamp with "molly shaheen made in NYC" branded inside. Both styles can be worn as a fanny pack, a clutch, or even over the shoulder by changing the orientation of the removable straps. The straps are designed like a belt and can be adjusted and detached to be worn separately if you desire. You can even swap out the straps on the Envelope and put them on the Circle to make a unique bag!
Dimensions for Mollypacks:
The Envelope measures 8 inches long, 5 inches high, with a 1.5 inch gusset. The leather belt strap can be adjusted from 33 inches - 45 inches. If these measurements are too narrow or too wide please order the one you want and message me your measurements (either natural waist or hip) for a custom belt.
The Circle measures 6 inches in diameter with a 1.5 inch gusset. The nylon strap can be adjusted from 30 inches - 41 inches. If these measurements are too narrow or too wide please order the one you want and message me your measurements (either natural waist or hip) for a custom belt.
Other reward tiers:
Leather Card Wallets are 100% Italian leather. They measure 4 inches tall by 2.75 inches wide with an opening of 2.5 inches at the top. There is plenty of room to store your cash and your important cards.
The special $350 and 500 tier includes the premiere edition of the Leather Tote Bag. Color selections for the Leather Tote Bag include Vintage Green, Black Patent Python, Bright Blue Pearl, and an exclusive Blackcherry color. Leather Tote Bags measure 17 inches tall and 13 inches wide with a 2.75 inch gusset. There is one inside pocket and nylon straps. Nylon handle measures 19 inches around.
Canvas Tote Bags have a special, custom-designed lady on the front. Canvas Tote Bags are 100% cotton canvas measuring 14 inches tall and 15 inches wide with a 3 inch bottom gusset. Handles measure 24.5 inches around.
If I exceed my goal I would like to launch another product in my collection: the Leather Tote Bag. Both design and development have been completed for this product. All that is missing is funding to launch production. I also have many other items in development that I am eager to release to the public. With the right funding I will be able to share all of these wonderful products with you!
I want to thank so many people for their support and encouragement! The list will go on forever, but I want to give special thanks to Ryan, Fernando, Melissa, Scott, Hans, Belle, Ellen, Anthony, Anna, Wendy, Miko, Nayla, Jennifer, Angela, Erica, Andrea, Alli, Wen, KOTS, Mariel, Christina, Naima, Jenny, Paul, Nina, Geoff, Beanstock, Uncle Steve, Chelsea, and everyone who helped with the video and surveys. Without you, I literally would not have made it this far. So, THANK YOU!
Photography by Melissa Dodoro http://melissadodoro.com/
Video Production by Scott Dodoro http://scottdodoro.com/
Original music by KOTS https://www.facebook.com/kiddingonthesquareband
Acting brought to you by Ms. Alli Caudle http://allicaudle.com/
Risks and challenges
I have carefully created a production calendar for all products offered. All materials have either been purchased, or placed on a secure hold to shorten the overall production time. The only time I need to account for is the actual sewing of the bags. I’ve been working closely with my handbag factory and have secured the delivery window. Unforeseen problems can always occur, especially in fashion, but I will be sure to keep you updated along the way if anything impacts delivery.
I’m aware that concert season is well under way. I will try my best to deliver Mollypacks to you within a reasonable time frame for maximum hands-free fist pumping and dance-offs.
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