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The only thing more fashionable than starting a trend is bringing one back and making it better.
The only thing more fashionable than starting a trend is bringing one back and making it better.
228 backers pledged $28,651 to help bring this project to life.

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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). 

Mollypacks come in two styles: Envelope and Circle
Mollypacks come in two styles: 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. 

Want to switch it up? Remove the straps and wear it as a clutch! See how fantastic Erica looks!
Want to switch it up? Remove the straps and wear it as a clutch! See how fantastic Erica looks!

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!

Andrea rocking out the Circle in color Wine (as featured in the Mollypack video).
Andrea rocking out the Circle in color Wine (as featured in the Mollypack video).

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!

Product Information:

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! 

Exclusive Color! Blue Croc (available in either Circle or Envelope)
Exclusive Color! Blue Croc (available in either Circle or Envelope)
One-of-a-Kind Envelope in Green Croc
One-of-a-Kind Envelope in Green Croc
Circle Mollypack in color Wine
Circle Mollypack in color Wine
Envelope Mollypack in color Vintage Green
Envelope Mollypack in color Vintage Green
One-of-a-Kind Circle in Green Croc
One-of-a-Kind Circle in Green Croc
Envelope Mollypack in color Black Patent Python
Envelope Mollypack in color Black Patent Python
Circle Mollypack in color Soft Black
Circle Mollypack in color Soft Black

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.

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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.

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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.

Leather Card Wallets
Leather Card Wallets

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.

Leather Tote Bag in color Bright Blue Pearl
Leather Tote Bag in color Bright Blue Pearl
Leather Tote Bag in color Blackcherry
Leather Tote Bag in color Blackcherry

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.

Canvas Tote for $25 Donation
Canvas Tote for $25 Donation

STRETCH GOALS:

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!

Stretch Goal: Leather Tote Bags
Stretch Goal: Leather Tote Bags

SPECIAL THANKS!

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!

That's a wrap! Thank you to all my beautiful actors for your help!
That's a wrap! Thank you to all my beautiful actors for your help!

CREDITS:

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.

And may fannies live on for decades more…

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    A huge THANK YOU for your support! Every dollar counts towards the success of this campaign! I will give you a shout-out on the following social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Yea!

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    A cute Canvas Tote Bag with a sassy girl printed on the front. Now you can shop for groceries in style! Color: Natural

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    ELEPHANT GREY WALLET. A Leather Card Wallet that fits perfectly in any Mollypack! This sleek design hugs your cards and cash tightly for stylish and simplistic carrying. Color: Elephant Grey.

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    VINTAGE GREEN WALLET. A Leather Card Wallet that fits perfectly in any Mollypack! This sleek design hugs your cards and cash tightly for stylish and simplistic carrying. Color: Vintage Green. This material is sueded leather with a special wax coating on the surface, making each use individual and unique.

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    BLACK PATENT PYTHON WALLET. A Leather Card Wallet that fits perfectly in any Mollypack! This sleek design hugs your cards and cash tightly for stylish and simplistic carrying. Color: Black Patent Python.

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    BRIGHT BLUE PEARL WALLET. A Leather Card Wallet that fits perfectly in any Mollypack! This sleek design hugs your cards and cash tightly for stylish and simplistic carrying. Color: Bright Blue Pearl.

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    SOFT BLACK CIRCLE. Special Kickstarter price! One Circle Mollypack in color Soft Black. Sleek and sexy, just like you. Retails for $125.

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    VINTAGE GREEN ENVELOPE. Special Kickstarter price! One Envelope Mollypack in color Vintage Green. This material is sueded leather with a special wax coating on the surface, making each use individual and unique, just like you. Retails for $125.

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    BLACK PATENT PYTHON ENVELOPE. Special Kickstarter price! One Envelope Mollypack in color Black Patent Python (as seen in Mollypacks video). Exotic and sophisticated, just like you. Retails for $125.

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    WINE CIRCLE. Special Kickstarter price! One Circle Mollypack in color Wine (as seen in Mollypacks video). Sleek and sexy, just like you. Retails for $125.

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    WINE ENVELOPE. Special Kickstarter price! One Envelope Mollypack in color Wine. Sleek and sexy, just like you. Retails for $125.

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    VINTAGE GREEN CIRCLE. Special Kickstarter price! One Circle Mollypack in color Vintage Green. This material is sueded leather with a special wax coating on the surface, making each use individual and unique, just like you. Retails for $125.

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    MOLLYPACK + WALLET. One Mollypack (Envelope or Circle) plus one Leather Card Wallet. Colors for both items to be selected at end of campaign. I will offer you an assortment of colors to choose from including: Soft Black, Vintage Green, Black Patent Python, or Wine. Colors subject to availability.

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    TWO MOLLYPACKS! Two Mollypacks in any combination of Circle and/or Envelope (ie: 1 Circle and 1 Envelope OR 2 Circles OR 2 Envelopes). Colors to be selected at end of campaign. I will offer you an assortment of colors to choose from including: Soft Black, Vintage Green, Black Patent Python, or Wine. Colors subject to availability.

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    BLUE CROC MOLLYPACK LIMITED EDITION! One Circle or Envelope Mollypack (you pick the style) in a special, limited edition color Blue Croc. This Mollypack will be handmade in the heart of the NYC garment district. You will be 1 of 2 people in the world with this color! I'll throw in a matching Blue Croc Leather Card Wallet too!

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    GREEN CROC CIRCLE + WALLET. ONE OF A KIND! This special one-of-a-kind Mollypack is handmade in the heart of the NYC garment district. You will literally be the only one in the world with this Circle in color Green Croc. I only had ONE made! Very fancy! I'll throw in a matching Green Croc Leather Card Wallet too!

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    GREEN CROC ENVELOPE + WALLET. ONE OF A KIND! This special one-of-a-kind Mollypack is handmade in the heart of the NYC garment district. You will literally be the only one in the world with this Envelope in color Green Croc. I only had ONE made! Very fancy! I'll throw in a matching Green Croc Leather Card Wallet too!

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    MOLLYPACK + LEATHER TOTE + WALLET. At this tier, you will receive a premiere edition Leather Tote Bag that will be handmade in the heart of the NYC garment district. You will also receive your choice of a Mollypack (Circle or Envelope) and a Leather Card Wallet. Mollypack available in Soft Black, Vintage Green, Black Patent Python, or Wine. Leather Card Wallet available in Vintage Green, Black Patent Python, Wine, or Bright Blue Pearl. Leather Tote available in Vintage Green, Black Patent Python, Bright Blue Pearl, or Blackcherry. Colors subject to availability.

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    CUSTOM COLLECTION! This reward level includes: one Canvas Tote Bag (tote from $25 reward level), one Leather Card Wallet, one Envelope Mollypack, one Circle Mollypack, and one Leather Tote Bag. I will hand select leather options for you to choose from to create a unique, one-of-a-kind collection for you only. All collaboration will be done via email. Please allow additional time for this special package. (Please note the styles cannot be adjusted. Only the leather color and quality can be changed for this tier.)

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    MAKE YOUR OWN MOLLYPACK! This tier is truly remarkable. We will work together to make your very own Mollypack design! Your design will be featured on mollypacks.com with the possibility to be offered in the next collection! All collaboration will be done via email. Design direction and size limitations will be required to maintain brand image, functionality, and costs. Please allow additional time for this special offer.

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