The Chelsea bag is one of our most popular bags. We love it because you can you can wear it as a crossbody or shoulder bag. Some can even also be worn as a backpack. Switch up the chain color or crossbody strap to make it your own! Raw Materials- Leather- About $70. Leather is tough to price because it doesn't come to us like fabric. Certain hides can be shorter, wider, some have more scaring and others have a wide variation of weight which can't always be used for each bag piece. Short Strap- $17.50. The short strap is made by an equestrian company in the Lancaster area. They are sturdy and sleek! I don't have the machine that...Read more
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The Summer of change. Hey, again guys. So as you guys know, so much has changed in the past few months, and I am here to tell you that there is more change to come. Over the past couple weeks, I have been asking you guys for your advice on updates to the bag designs, and this is because I am hoping to work with this great manufacturer I found in LA. I've been looking for help for a while, but it has been difficult to find manufacturers who don't have huge minimums. These minimums are often around 50 bags minimum per leather color so it can get really expensive really fast. I finally found one that has been super transparent...Read more
We are so excited for this weekend! We are spending First Friday at Old Soul Decor with the stores beautiful owner Krystal. We will be featured alongside Ted Walsh as artists on the West Chester Annual Gallery Walk. This will be our first time being involved with this event, and we couldn’t be happier! We will be set up with the new SS16 line from 5:00 to 9:00. Krystal will have wine, champagne and lots of treats from Dia Doce! Stop in and see her gorgeous vintage and antique furniture and jewelry, and our newest line in person! This Saturday we will be having our second open house from 10:00-5:00. We will have our entire Spring and Summer collection available...Read more
The Spring/ Summer 2016 line came out one week ago. Emily and I were done a little earlier than expected, so we launched the site early. (Not before a celebratory dinner and a couple drinks from Sidebar obviously) We couldn’t believe the positive response! We sold 2 bags before the site was even live, and since then we have sold another seven. Not exactly Prada, but its all about the small victories for small businesses. This weekend we spent our Saturday at Wyebrook Farm. One of my favorite places in the world, Wyebrook is a sustainable farm to table that features gorgeous indoor and outdoor eating spaces, and trails throughout the property to have a little adventure. Their...Read more
Well, this was a fun weekend... Enjoying ourselves at a concert this past Saturday night, at the Fillmore in Philly, it was brought to Brit and my attention that we were trending on Facebook. Part of the above sentence is horrifyingly untrue. Yes, we were at a concert at the Fillmore, but we were not trending on any form of social media. Although, my phone was inundated with text messages and Facebook notifications around 8:45pm. Knowing that in Sundays paper The Daily Local News was going to run a story on the inception of Tesoro Design, Brit and I were pleasantly surprised to see that the article was posted to their website Saturday night. Apparently, our family and friends saw it...Read more
Did you know that almost all photos on this site are pinnable? Well, now you do know, so please, get pinning. Yes, Tesoro is now on Pinterest. With boards like Interior World, Turquoise, and #WCW, get a sneak peek into the inspiration and lifestyle that is Tesoro Design. I think you will be highly entertained, or at the very least, inspired. Oh, and you can also shop Tesoro products right off of Pinterest boards. The products pinned from our site onto Pinterest are 100% shoppable. So do you get the importance of repinning? Repin Tesoro everything! Please :)Read more