Meet Kelley

Did you know that I invented Bagnet in 2014 and handmade thousands of them to sell to women at street faires and holiday shows in the Bay Area (with my amazingly supportive husband in tow)? I worked my day job selling commercial furniture and spent my nights and weekends making and selling Bagnets until my fingers bled (literally).
Even though I was exhausted and completely stressed out trying to juggle it all, I loved that I was building a product, a brand, and a company. It excited and terrified me all at the same time (seriously, I needed therapy). I struggled with choosing work over family at times, the immense amount of pressure I put on myself, leaving a company I’d been with for 8 years, the insecurity of not earning an income, and the very real possibility of failure.
Fast forward to 2018 and the challenges are very different today (marketing campaigns! Raw material projections! Launch dates! Payroll!). There’s still sweat and tears (thankfully my fingers don’t bleed anymore) but the memory of those early days really makes me appreciate how far my company has come and makes me proud to be an entrepreneur who built her company from the ground up. I am extremely fortunate to be growing my business in the current atmosphere of female empowerment, equality, and opportunity. I don’t have to look far for female inspiration. I have friends who are starting, running, and growing their own companies. My Instagram feed is full of business women killing it in all sectors. I meet women who have taken on the uncertainty of entrepreneurship because they believe that the potential for success far outweighs the possibility of failure. I am proud to be included in this global community of strong, driven, and determined women and so thankful for the opportunity and ability to grow a company I call my own. 


  • Posted on by Maxine Manley

    Hi Kelley,
    My 2 daughters have these and I finally asked where they got them. I’m thrilled to see you have a purple one I can hardly wait to receive it. After purchasing this one I see you have one with a Flamingo I wish I had seen it earlier I would have added that one to my order also. I will just have to wait until later.
    So proud that a woman developed these. We need more women like you.

  • Posted on by Maria

    How much pounds does it hold?

  • Posted on by Gail Novak

    I own a women’s boutique and would be interested in selling these.

  • Posted on by Tracy Forgosh

    This is an awesome idea but I’m just wondering how many pounds it can actually hold up as my backpack purse is heavy? Ty

  • Posted on by Misty Ruddell

    How many lbs do these thing really hold?

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