Jane was excited to attend the University of Southern California’s Athena Entrepreneurship Summit on behalf of Hanner Clarke. The event celebrated women business leaders and their entrepreneurial journeys. Featured was GOOP CEO Gwyneth Paltrow, goop.com, as well as executives from Hello Sunshine, a media group founded by Reese Witherspoon, hello-sunshine.com. Each of the panelists and discussion leaders reiterated an important point—that businesses are started to solve a need. That certainly rings true to us. Hanner Clarke was started to offer women a luxury Italian leather handbag, made in the USA at a reasonable price, that would take women from the board room, to the soccer field to the grocery store, a bag that is both feminine and professional. That was and is our vision. We hope you love our bags as much as we do, and ask that you send us your comments (and pictures carrying our bags) at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate you!
We’re so excited to preview our newest addition: a true basketweave! This woven leather is made of lamb skin, making it soft, supple and extremely lightweight. Its maroon color makes it the perfect bag to carry throughout the fall and winter. The lamb basketweave is shown above in the Evelyn, and it will also be available in the Theresa. You can pre-order the maroon basketweave now through the website; if you have any questions about it, contact us at email@example.com.
We’re excited to share this photo of one of our new bags, which will be debuting soon on the website. We’ve added a new leather color—hunter green—and have added exciting new embossed snake accents in a range of hues. Our Theresa has been updated to add our signature handbraided strap, a request we heard from many of you. As we move into cooler weather, these gorgeous bags will be the perfect complements to your fall/winter wardrobe!
We are thrilled that two style icons, Beth Djalali of Style at a Certain Age and Lisa Hale, aka The Silver Stylist, each featured Hanner Clarke handbags on their blogs this week.
Beth featured our pale pink Evelyn on her blog post, Summer Style on Repeat, styleatacertainage.com, and Lisa featured a collection of our British tan with giraffe print calf hair on her blog post “A Little Floral and Giraffe,” the-silver stylist.com. Please check out their posts featuring Haneer Clarke, and if you are not already following these women on social media (blogs, insta, Facebook and Pinterest)—start following them now! They are awesome! Each has a distinctive sense of style, and each provides her readers with a wealth of style and lifestyle advice. We’re so proud to see them carrying Hanner Clarke!
Between the two of us, Jane and I have so far sent five children off to college. It’s a bittersweet moment. You’ve spent 18 years preparing them to live independently. And then off they go.
Ty Hanner, Jane’s third son, moved into his dorm last week. He’s attending the school of his dreams, a result of his innate talent and his incredible work ethic. We’re all so proud of him and can’t wait to watch him play quarterback at M.I.T.
And we love that Hanner Clarke t-shirt he’s wearing! If you want one, too, let us know!
Back in the early 2000s, wristlets were everywhere. And with good reason—small enough to go everywhere, wristlets hold your essentials and keep them close, while leaving both hands free. But in the past decade or so, they slowly disappeared. Elana Fischman, in her post, “Whatever Happened to Wristlets?” at racked.com, laments the loss of this most versatile of bags, which took her from high school, through college and into adulthood. Trendy or no, she says, “I believe, now more than ever, that wristlets are brilliant by design.”
So do we, Elana, and we’re pleased to have them as part of our product line. We’ve even improved on what was already a pretty perfect design. Our braided strap, which attaches to our Maren cosmetic to create the perfect wristlet, is beautiful enough to be worn alone as a bracelet. You can attach your keys, making a night on the town or a day at the beach that much easier. And the quality and beauty of our leather means this is a wristlet that can be part of your collection for years to come. Try one and see. You’ll be glad you did!
Crossbody bags are among the most practical of handbag choices. They are comfortable to carry, distributing the weight of the bag on both sides of your body; they foil thieves intent on grabbing your bag; and they allow you to keep your hands free to push a stroller or carry shopping bags! They are particularly useful when traveling. As Jessica of thebellevoyage.com states, “Crossbody bags are perfect for days spent wandering a city, when you only need to tote the essentials. Your bag stays close to your side, you won’t end the day with an aching shoulder, and you’ll be able to use your camera and check a map all without having to set your bag down. In addition to all the practical benefits, crossbody bags just look so chic and polished.”
Our EJ crossbody is roomy enough to hold your essentials. It has a zipper compartment outside the bag that can hold a phone and passport, along with an interior zipper compartment for credit cards, etc. It’s braided strap allows for crossbody carry, but also can be knotted to hang off the shoulder when you want a different look. Our EJs are made in the USA with our buttery soft Italian leather, and they sport our signature hand braided strap. Tres chic! Take one along wherever your travels take you.
As we celebrate our nation’s birthday, we take pride in sharing with you that all Hanner Clarke products are handmade in Los Angeles. It’s rare these days to find handbags made in the USA; most are manufactured overseas. But each Hanner Clarke bag is completely made in America, handcrafted by artisans who are among the best in the business. We appreciate that quality, and we know you do, too! They’re well worth a display of fireworks, don’t you think!
Who doesn’t love a day (or weeks!) at the beach? We recently spent time on Georgia’s Golden Isles, visiting the pristine and private beaches of Cumberland Island, experiencing the eerie beauty of Jekyll Island’s Driftwood Beach and shark fishing off St. Simons Island. Our Dee tote was the perfect beach bag, and our Maren wristlet was an excellent hands free companion for our sightseeing and activities! What beaches will you explore this summer? Wherever you go, take a Hanner Clarke along!
Lavender is having a moment. It’s long been one of our favorite colors, and we couldn’t be happier with the luscious shade of lavender we found for our Hanner Clarke bags. Our lavender leather is lambskin, making it sublimely soft and supple, and our lavender bags pair beautifully with other pastels, as well as with black, navy and white. It comes in the Evelyn, Theresa and Maren wristlet. Get one now to enjoy through summer and into fall!