Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Style: Highway Designs for Today and Tomorrow

We first discovered Highway bags at our friend’s boutique, Glam to Go, in Chicago’s Roscoe Village. Each time I sport that purse, I’m flooded with compliments. This pragmatic, yet whimsical, bag has served me so well over the years, I thought it was time to go directly to the source.

Highway is New York fashion designer Jem Filippi’s second collection of wallets, computer-, shoulder-, and hand-bags. Her only store, located in Manhattan’s fashionable Nolita district, showcases her designs, constructed with Japanese nylons and soft leathers. Since we all can’t live in close proximity of Nolita, it’s important to note that these beauties can be found in over 100 boutiques across the country and also viewed online. From Filippi’s website, choose your style, color, and fabric and simply contact the Highway store for payment and delivery (or to find a boutique that carries the Highway brand near you).

Don’t be taken aback by the prices—Highway products are constructed with panache and durability. With over two dozen styles to choose from and a variety of beautiful color combinations, it’s easy to find a bag that suits your taste today and will still be wearable for many seasons to come. Details: or 212.966.4388 for orders and delivery.

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After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

About Sarah

Sarah is a passionate cook, fashionista, writer, actor, and mother. Like all actors, she ended up working at many-a-restaurant to make ends meet and shopping at countless bargain boutiques to maintain her sense of personal style. Her culinary journey, love affair with fashion, and desire to remain true to herself after becoming a mother are the inspirations for this site. Sarah lives with her husband and two sons in Chicago.

About Leah

A polymath wannabe, Leah loves books, films, music, cooking, and travel. After co-starting a writing and editing shop in 2002, Leah has spent her spare time frequenting her favorite cities, hangouts, and haunts. Her obsession with finding the new, innovative, and quirky is the impetus behind this site. Leah lives with her two sons and husband in North San Diego County.
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