Working mothers’ guide to a successful Autumn – It’s all in one bag!
Summer is coming to an end but we have some fabulous news for everyone: Fall is a great excuse to invest in a new handbag and you want one that can get you excited for the season ahead. After all, your handbag says a lot about you and will be your companion on your commute to and from work, through the fashion month, coffee dates, client meetings and evenings at the cinema.
Us hard working ladies need a bag that can take us from desk to dinner and whether you are a working mother or jump starting your career in Public Relations, you can basically carry your whole career and lifestyle in one colorful tote. But if you think about it, you can’t always get what you want in a bag – usually your bag is designed to be unorganised and cluttered. Especially for working mothers, you will need one that is practical for work, play dates and networking events.
As the temperatures are dropping and the mornings are getting chilly, Nova Harley handbags help working mothers with their convenience, and are handy for a day to night bag. Based in Qatar, but with both designers born and bred in Australia, these handbags are making a huge story for success, and of course, we at Your Coffee Break had to catch up with the founder to discuss the one must-have item to carry your life into fall.
“We wanted to give mothers the option of having the latest fashion trends available to them in a changing bag but we also wanted the bag to be as useful as possible,” said Damien Harley, founder of Nova Harley.
Luxurious. Stylish. Functional. With these three key words describing Nova Harleys’ “Baby Bag”, this handbag is kind of like a Mary Poppins bag for moms. It holds everything, is organized and you can go everywhere with it! But not just to mommy-and-me class, out on the town after work as well!
“We came up with the idea 3 years ago with the birth of our first son Max. We weren’t able to find any stylish yet functional bags on the market so we decided to create our own,” Damien tells YCB.
The “Baby Bag” includes a changing mat, a large bottle holder (to keep chilled or warmed), nappies, wipes, bibs and plenty more. The ‘Mothers’ section of the Nova Harley Baby Bags is for the mom’s convenience. It has a place to hold all her personal necessities without getting them cluttered with the baby essentials.
It’s true! Everyone struggles with having a huge bag and not being able to find anything when they need it. Having built in sections, especially for mothers, helps to organize ones life as well as simplify it. The picture label system is just a bonus for mothers also. With the special feature of removable interiors, it allows mothers to get good use out of their bag. Even if you don’t have children, you could just remove the interiors and still get the look on the outside (or maybe save the inside?).
Notice the names of each bag. We sure did! We love the unique names of each bag, and it definitely shows the vibe of each place they are named after.
“When we design the bags, cities are our main inspiration,” said Damien.
The duo took into consideration the textures and colors of key cities when designing, and styled each bag based on that. If you take a closer look at each and every bag, there is not one that looks similar to the other. Every bag is a different color or pattern, making it a unique shopping experience and adds that pop of color to your outfit, especially on a dreary, rainy day in London. Bags styled and designed for your big city life is what we are getting out of this!
Recently featured in Vogue, both designers were thrilled to be featured in the magazine and they explain that there is no better feeling than when people recognise your hard work.
Damien said it the best, “If you didn’t know Nova Harley, you will soon enough.”