Made in the USA: K.slademade


Kelsea, owner and originator of K.slademade, has an ongoing love for all things American; which is a big part of why back in 2010 she jumped at the opportunity to become an entrepreneur, designing and selling handbags. While her taste has refined over the years, she continues to derive much inspiration from classical American heritage using only the finest and most durable leather, zippers, and hardware to create a classically straightforward, sophisticated yet simple line of handbags.

Kslademade-Marquette-Shopper_1024x1024 KslademadeFallWinter-115-_Kelsea-Slade_s-conflicted-copy-2014-10-01_1024x1024 Brooklyn Foldover Forest Kslademade-Randolph-Crossbody-in-Cognac-2_31767428-7b1d-411d-a025-a7ef6dd8e5ef_1024x1024 Kelsea won the American Express Open Rising Stars of Fashion Award in August of 2014 at WWD Magic Market Week in Las Vegas.  The competition was a live three-day event, Kelsea designed, sketched, created a pattern and sewed a handbag during the competition.  She competed alongside two other handbag designers that were selected out of a group of 100 designers.

K.slademade is proud to design in their own studio and manufacture right here in the good ole’
US of A.

11 Comments on “Made in the USA: K.slademade”

  1. I’m in love with her leather. Ad the whole ad campaign as well– lets me reach out and stroke line of each bag…mmmhmmm…


  2. esther says:

    really like the tote in the second picture! xx


  3. thruthemist says:

    I love the simplicity of her work. Classic styling that you can live forever with. Thank you for sharing!


  4. jackiemallon says:

    Commendable efforts to improve our world through her accessories. I’m all for it!


  5. Is it possible to LIKE this twice? Three times?? I’m baaack…..such attractive bags…wow. -Ret


  6. hispetitelle says:

    What a great find. We need more made in the USA designers and she’s off to a great start. My eye went right to the forest green clutch, too. I’m putting her on my list.

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