September 2011, I knew I needed to find a hobby that would allow me to be creative and take my mind off of school and work. A family friend had an idea and decided to invite me over to do some crafting. As I walked in, I was directed to the kitchen. To my surprise, she began to explain how I was going to make a reversible tote. It was at this moment, that my life would change, and my dream would begin to unveil itself in a way I never thought it would.
Not sure on what I wanted to focus on, I decided to design and create a number of different handbag styles utilizing different fabrics and textures. I was tasked with making a diaper bag for a friend of my aunt’s and it turned out to be a hit. Later that fall, I received my first custom diaper bag order. Little did I know that this was going to be the precursor to what would become a bustling custom diaper bag and soon-to-be custom bridesmaids clutch business. As a result, Sha’Lari Couture gained national and international status having designed, created, and shipped hundreds of custom diaper bags and bridesmaid’s clutches to 47 US States and 9 countries.
With an unconventional design approach and keen eye for detail, I have been able to utilize the skills I have learned to design and create. The company has since evolved and expanded and in 2016, Sha’Lari Couture introduced a line of leather handbags and accessories. Using the same design approach as the custom diaper bags, each handbag is designed and created using only the finest leather available.