Click the image to see Katie & Perry’s appearance on WREG’s Live At 9.
Hillary Houston, staff writer for Hotty Toddy News in Oxford, Miss., interviewed Katie about her handbags, passions and Ole Miss. Here’s an exerpt from the article:
Ole Miss Alum’s Designer Handbags Spreading
Sometimes the artist isn’t always starving. For one Ole Miss art grad, her bread and butter has become straps and leather as she makes a name for herself in designer handbags.
Now sold in 69 stores throughout 16 states, Katie Kalsi’s name is sweeping department stores across the country.
“There are so many ways to express yourself with art, and you can make money from it,” said Kalsi.
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March is your lucky month! We are offering a 20% discount on green handbags at www.katiekalsi.com. Styles include the Cecilia Leather, Melissa Suede and Leather, Sadie Leather & Stella Leather. Use code SHAMROCK20F at checkout today through March 17.
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’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 www.katiekalsi.com. 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.
Simply click the image above to complete the quick sign-up process. While you’re on www.katiekalsi.com, feel free to browse the handbag collection. Pay close attention to the RED and PINK choices … a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
(hint: there’s an exciting promotional code available to our Facebook fans).
Visit www.katiekalsi.com now through Jan. 31, 2013 and enter BLUE1320C to receive your discount.
Katie and the team
LaReeca Rucker, features reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., interviewed Katie about her handbags, passions and Ole Miss. Here’s an exerpt from the article:
University of Mississippi art graduate Katie Kalsi, 34, is making a name for herself as a handbag designer. The Memphis native launched a line of 23 hobo-style handbags in 2003 with hand-painted, interchangeable straps. Since then, Kalsi said the bags have gotten attention from Taylor Swift and Priscilla Presley, and Belk began carrying them. We caught up with Kalsi to ask her about her life and design work.
Rucker: Tell me about your childhood. What are some of your earliest memories of growing up in Memphis?
Katie: I have always been creative and spent a lot of my childhood drawing, painting, sewing and crafting. My mother and father always encouraged and praised my ideas and creativity. My best memories are at my parents’ home in Shelby County. When you think of Memphis, you may not think of immediately lakes, barns and greenery, but I saw all of that right outside my window. I loved being outside. I was always able to find something to do and something that inspired my creativity.
Rucker: Tell me some of your memories of your college years at Ole Miss? What was your major? What did you plan to do with it?
Katie: I transferred to Ole Miss after taking care of my core classes at the University of Memphis. After growing up in Memphis and living there my whole life, I wanted a change of scenery and a new adventure. I majored in art and minored in pharmacy. There’s no place like Ole Miss, for sure. One of the best parts of my time in Oxford was definitely The Grove and football season. I mean, all Mississippians know how awesome fall is at Ole Miss, right? My family and I spent a lot of time there this fall. I always jump at the chance to go back, watch football, see friends and shop a little on The Square. Hotty Toddy!
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- The Katie Kalsi Team