The Good Kind of Baggage
"We all have a little baggage and it’s time we put it to use." This is the sentiment behind a new line of clutches called Comes with Baggage, which secretly offers you to release those inner thoughts brewing. Here, we chat with Lori Levine, founder of the PR firm Flying Television, and the woman behind the line.
Lori Levine: I think the Aha! moment for me was when my love for tattoos and passion for art collided. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not into covering your entire body in tattoos, but I appreciate and respect the art behind them. I have admired… [MORE] graffiti artists in New York City my entire life. I also have a bit of an old soul and became obsessed with these vintage clutches I was finding on eBay.
I also have a very sharp tongue and shouldn’t always say what I am thinking. I am constantly using expressions in my everyday life and conversations. One day, my boyfriend at the time (who happens to be a very well known artist and graffiti artist) said to me, “Why don’t you put your expressions on the clutches your obsessed with?” All of a sudden this lightbulb went off in my head that I should tattoo the bags with all of my favorite expressions. That’s how Comes With Baggage was born!
J: Do you consider yourself a glass half empty or half full type person?
J: If there was one mantra to the philosophies of the bag proverbs, what would you say it is?
J: You seem to be juggling and mastering multiple skills in your workday. Can you offer any nuggets of entrepreneurial advice to girls starting their own business today?
J: What exciting things can we expect from you coming down the road in terms of the bag line?
J: Your fav eBay find?
LL: Other than the literally thousands of vintage bags I have purchased? Too many to even list — but I can tell you the new eBay “saved search” option is the most refreshing new addition to the site! I just love having all my finds listed when I log in or open the app on my phone. My favorite sound is that “cha-chaing!” when I sell something on eBay! Just makes my whole day!
(Photos courtesy of @comeswithbaggage via Instagram. Text by Jauretsi)