Discovering Stoney Clover Lane
On our recent trip to East Hampton, New York, Hannah and I made a super stylish discovery thanks to my cousin who is always in-the-know. The most colourful and customizable bags in all shapes and sizes at Stoney Clover Lane. We both felt like kids in a candy store as we ooh-ed an aah-ed at all the possible combinations we could create.
The company has been around for 10 years now, thanks to the then teen sister creators Kendall and Libby Glazer. The first Stoney Clover Lane opened in Palm Beach (their hometown) and a second quickly popped up in East Hampton. An online shop has made the brand accessible to the masses, even us here up in Canada.
So, what is the buzz all about you may ask? Well, Stoney Clover Lane has a multitude of bags to choose from: makeup pouches to backpacks to leather purses. They are the ultimate tag-along whether you’re looking for a small pouch to store your in-flight essentials or an overnight duffle bag that pops. The first thing we noticed when we walked into the store were the rainbow hued walls lined with bags of every colour. That’s the first, difficult step: to choose the shape of your bag in the perfect colour.
The next step is to choose from hundreds of different patches which range in price from $10-$15. There are many different alphabet options if you’re looking to spell out a name or initials. Otherwise, the options are endless with a patch to match every pouch. Designing a makeup bag? Pick a lipstick, mascara and eye shadow patch. Prefer a travel bag? Choose from an airplane or USB cable. And then, there’s a collection of vintage inspired city patches with locations ranging from Barcelona to New York and everything in between.
If the choices just seem too overwhelming you can always pick from their ready-made collection. This will save you the $15 sewing fee plus shipping. We only visited the store on our last day of vacation so there wasn’t enough time to get our bags customized to bring them home with us. So Hannah decided to pick up a few patches of her own which I crazy glued (with the utmost of precision) on to another backpack, just in time for the first day of school.
While definitely pricier than what I’d usually spend on a pouch or travel bag, the customizability and classic styles of Stoney Clover Lane gear makes them well worth the investment. Keep your eyes peeled on their Instagram stories and you may be able to snag some stuff during a flash sale. My latest order is currently in the mail… 🙂