We all know that I love to support entrepreneurial women & I have had my brush with crowdfunding as well. Well, I want to support these two women in their mission by sharing their product and Kickstarter campaign. (I think this is going to be a hit, as someone who depends on traveling, working and being stylish at the same time). I am hoping to get one to review/feature on here once they are in mass production.
Your professional baggage, of course! The ones we overstuff with everything from hair products to tech accessories – only to find them ripping at the seams months later from overuse. Not to mention our laptops and tablets suffer from being tossed in there without proper protection, as well!
After years of development, LDR Brands has been born – a company that has created luxurious, functional laptop bag that will no longer burden women with the choice between function and fashion. With diverse backgrounds in music, sports, film and television (and careers that demanded tons of travel) LDR’s founders experienced firsthand the need for tech accessories that matched the fast-paced, 24/7 lifestyle of today’s successful modern woman, yet didn’t compromise great style and personal taste.
They say that everything happens for a reason.
Co-founders of LDR, Sarah DeMarco (the record label executive) and Nickole Raymond (the sports agent), serendipitously became besties the summer of 2004 as the result of bad hair coloring and uncanny timing. After having her long, sandy blonde hair badly bleached (nearly white!) Nickole stumbled into a nearby salon, where a reassuring and bubbly Sarah was waiting at the front desk to dry her tears, shuffle the salon schedule, and save the day.
Over the course of their 20s, as they moved up the career ladder in their respective industries, there came a time when they were both needed to travel extensively for work.
“It got to a point where we were literally exchanging flight schedules every week,” Nickole remembers. “I would be in Los Angeles headed to New York, and Sarah would be arriving in LaGuardia that very same day. Our paths crossed a lot as we crisscrossed all over the world.”
One thing became clear as they racked up frequent flier miles: simply no one was making a luxurious and functional laptop bag for women. Where there was style, there lacked functionality, and vice-versa. In true entrepreneur fashion, they decided to take matters into their own hands.
In the fall of 2013, Sarah and Nickole set out on a mission to make the perfect laptop bag for fun, fashionable women. Teaming up with co-founder, Lindsey, they began sourcing only the finest, highest quality materials for a bag that would no longer burden women with the choice between functionality and style.
THE LDR PORTER BAG COLLECTION
A stylish, fun, functional laptop bag finally exists!
Made from the highest quality materials including 100% Italian leather and eco-friendly padded protection, this is the ultimate must-have for the working girl’s closet. Just imagine a luxury handbag, protective laptop carrier, and compartmentalized briefcase all in one – it’s the perfect solution!
- 100% Italian Pebbled Leather and Suede
- Eco-friendly shock absorbent padded computer section
- Two Interior Pen/Lip gloss holders
- One Interior Key/Cord Keeper
- One Interior zipper pocket
- One Interior business card pocket
- One Interior phone pocket
- Exterior zipper pocket and phone pocket slot
- 7″ Handle Drop with Adjustable strap
- 3lbs, 16.5”L x 3”W x 12.75”H
THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN
Sarah, Nickole, and Lindsay have launched a $45,000 Kickstarter campaign to start fundraising. With the help of fashion-forward backers, LDR Brands can move from the successful pre-order stage to having inventory on hand and fulfill orders in real time.