It’s Who I Am: Presenting The MaryEllen

Katie & Diane presenting the MaryEllen.

Katie & Diane presenting the MaryEllen.

It’s Who I Am. These four words have come to mean so much to Katie and the team. Through the partnership with the International Down Syndrome Coalition, we have been able to share in the excitement of World Down Syndrome Day in so many ways…

  • We designed a guitar strap for Sarah Conant, who is the featured artist for WDSC.
  • We participated in a cool photo shoot with Cindy Thymius.
  • Best of all, we’ve developed a wonderful friendship with IDSC’s co-founder, Diane Grover.

We’re very moved by Diane’s story, her passion for individuals with Down Syndrome and her deep love for her daughter. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new handbag and strap style to support the IDSC. We’ll donate 25% of the proceeds from sales of the handbag and strap to the IDSC.

We’ve named the handbag after Diane’s sweet daughter, MaryEllen. The “Who I Am” strap is based on our design of Sarah Conant’s guitar strap and represents strength, determination and willpower. You can purchase the handbag and strap at We can’t wait to see these straps and handbags on the shoulders of our fans!

To learn more about IDSC and World Down Syndrome Day, click here.


It’s Who I Am: Katie Partners With The International Down Syndrome Coalition

Diane, the co-founder of IDSC, gives Sarah her new Katie Kalsi guitar strap.

Diane, the co-founder of IDSC, gives Sarah her new Katie Kalsi guitar strap.

Katie recently partnered with the International Down Syndrome Coalition- IDSC and singer/songwriter Sarah Conant to help celebrate World Down Syndrome Day Kick-Off on March 2. The IDSC will host a variety of events leading up to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.

Sarah will be sporting a Katie Kalsi guitar strap in the IDSC’s music video and during a live online concert on March 2. We cannot wait to hear the official IDSC WDSD song!

The guitar strap design process

The guitar strap design process

Click here to learn how you can celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 and to learn more about this wonderful organization.

Stay tuned for more updates about Katie’s partnership with IDSC.

Thanksgiving Giveaway

Orange Sophie

One for me. One for you. Thank you giveaway.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Katie Kalsi Team wants to give thanks for their friends by giving away two bags–an orange Sophie and orange Sadie bag!

To enter, simply visit our Facebook event page and tell us about a friend that you’re thankful for. Why do you want to give her a Katie Kalsi handbag? Why are you thankful to have her as a friend?

Remember…Because we’re thankful for you, we’ll give the winner will two bags – one to keep and one to give.

The team will select a winner on Nov. 14, so start sharing your stories now on Facebook by clicking here.

We’re in Belk Department Stores!


Have you been in your local Belk department store recently? If so, you might have seen our bags! We’re so excited to announce that Belk is currently featuring two of our bags: the Sophie bag and the Sadie bag–each available in a bunch of colors. The bags will be available in over 70 stores nationwide. And if you can’t make it to the store, they’re also featuring us in their online store.

We’ve always been big fans of Belk and are just so happy and honored to be a part of such a wonderful shopping institution.

Hope to see you in Belk soon!

Sophie in yellow