K.Slade is a classic American heritage brand, born from the desire for quality and simplicity. Each handbag is designed in Evansville, Indiana, and crafted in Chicago, Illinois, using the finest and most durable leather, cloth, and hardware. Fueled by design and product integrity, the results are spirited and long-lasting lifestyle goods that are truly made to hold.
KELSEA SLADE, FOUNDER
Kelsea established her brand early in 2010 in her hometown of Evansville, Indiana. Both under- and overwhelmed by the existing leather goods market, she began crafting simple, timeless, and beautifully well-made pieces to fill the void.
In 2014, her pursuit of product integrity led her to be selected from a group of 100 designers for the "American Express Open Rising Stars of Fashion" award competition. Each of the designers was asked to design and complete a piece during the 3-day competition—Kelsea won the competition, creating a bag that is now featured in her line.
Now in its tenth season, K.Slade's success has intensified Kelsea's love of American-made products and strengthened her partnerships with local artisans. Her pride in the K.Slade brand shines in everything she produces. And every piece reflects her vision, her elegant styling, and her love for her craft.