I love knitting, boots, bags and the perfect lipstick and tee shirt. Somehow, out of all those things, I chose to try to create a line of bags that go beyond the simple canvas tote or clutch, where most of my knitting, notions, lip stick and computer live. I wanted a clutch that would be happy to ride along inside my purse or to stand by itself for an evening on the town. I wanted a tote that was sturdy but still had a touch of elegance for a day of shopping in the city.
I am so excited to bring to you the PK Collection!
First the clutch. Why a clutch? Knitters carry a bunch of stuff with them all the time (most women do!) but you don’t always want to carry everything, everywhere. Enter the clutch. Keep your keys, notions, wallet, etc. in the clutch and then toss that in your bag. That’s all you need to carry! You want to go have drinks with your friends or a quick run into the grocery store – just grab your clutch! At least that’s how I use mine.
Each PK clutch has been crafted from top of the line Italian leather (they tried to talk me out of it but I wouldn’t be swayed), and is available in your choice of either classic navy or a gunmetal grey. We searched and tested until we found leather that would look beautiful on the first day and would be just as beautiful after years of use and abuse (I can personally attest to this as I have been using mine for the past two months – it even survived a trip on the top of my car going 65mph).
Then, we added a antique nickel zipper and ring that is not only a great design element, but also very durable. No chintzy zipper here! Then we kicked it up one more notch with a very Plucky yellow zipper tape (think Pollen) and a fun Miss Manners-esque pink lining. The clutch is eleven inches wide, eight inches deep and fits perfectly under your arm or inside another bag. Mine holds my iPad mini, phone, wallet, keys and lipstick perfectly.
The Second bag is our limited edition PK Collection Tote. We found a wonderful oiled cloth canvas that translated perfectly into a tote with a ton of style and function. This tote is perfect as a project bag, but begs to go practically everywhere with you as a market bag, gym tote or even a diaper bag.
The flat bottom allows it to sit at your feet without tipping over, whether you are at home knitting or enjoying an afternoon of shopping. The tote is very light weight, but the high quality canvas and leather straps makes it strong enough to carry a laptop, notebooks and your clutch if you are on your way to the office, a meeting or dinner with the girls. The more you use it, the more vintage and well loved it looks. Again, the tote is available in the classic navy or gunmetal gray and is 13” wide, 5” deep and 13.5” tall, with straps that are just the right length for hiking your tote up over your shoulder.
We are very pleased to be working with a small, family run business here in the US. Their commitment to quality and ethical practices make them the perfect partner in the PK Collection. The PK Clutch and the PK Tote will be unveiled at the Shindig marketplace and available online while supplies last. Please note – because these are handmade, just for Plucky, this is a very limited edition run. Once they are gone, they are gone.
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and interest. I hope you enjoy the bags as much as we do!