Check Out Colleen and Company in Media PA

I wanted to share what a wonderful and fun experience I had a this cute store in Media, called Colleen and Company. The store sells custom handbags that are made right there in the store by the owner Colleen McKenney. I received a gift certificate for my birthday and waited until after the holidays to have some me time, while the kids were in school. I was a little nervous because I am not a designer and being in the mommy world for the last 6 years means all my fashion sense went out the window the day I gave birth. Colleen started out by asking a few questions about bag styles and what I wanted to use the bag for. Since everyone is potty trained, I don't need a diaper bag, but I still need a bag big enough to hold coloring books and crayons. I decided on a medium sized bag. Then Colleen asked me what I planned on using the bag for, everyday or weekends only. I said I wanted a bag I could use everyday. She continued asking, what colors I wear mostly and I finally settled on black suede for the outside. Then we talked about the handles. Since I wanted to use it everyday, I decided on 2 shoulder straps so I could still carry a kid, and have the purse on my shoulder. Next we discussed how many pockets I needed for the bag. The style I choose had an outside pocket, but I needed a pocket inside to keep things organized. Another option I considered was adding a cell phone pocket, but I thought the large pocket on the inside would be enough. I got to pick the fabric for the liner and Colleen showed me what options would work the best. Lastly, I added a monogram to my bag. Colleen showed me several monogram combinations and my creation was complete. I loved the end result!

A week later Colleen called to confirm that the bag was ready and I couldn't wait to pick it up. I love the bag I designed and I've received so many compliments on it. What do you think?

Front of the bag with monogramming

Back of the bag with pocket

Inside of bag with pocket

I had so much fun that I gave my 11 year old goddaughter a gift certificate and she had a blast designing her own bag. Keep Colleen in Company in mind for a unique gift certificate, girls night out, bridal party, birthday party for tweens or just for yourself.

Check out Colleen and Company and tell her Tracey sent you! Have fun designing!

For more information:
Colleen and Company
18 South Plum Street Media Pa 19063
This event is appropriate for a girls night out
Cost:varies the basic bag starts at $55