Testimonials

  • "Hello Backpack.

    I used to hate backpacks. They were bulky and always pulled the collar of my shirt in a weird way. But my CHC Dusk Backpack is my favorite purchase to date. As a fashion photographer, it was difficult finding a camera bag that was efficient and also fashion forward. The Dusk is my everyday bag; from the office to a weekend getaway. "

    Felton
    Chicago

  • "CHC bags are perfection. They're modern yet timeless, and have the most thoughtful details that enhance your life. I change the Aura from a bucketbag to a crossbody and back several times throughout the day depending on my outfit and what I'm doing, and that effortlessness makes CHC truly beautiful. CHC's pieces not only look great, but they exceed expectations in performance. Whether I'm trekking through remote places like Iceland or the Amazon, or biking around the city of Chicago, my Aura is always with me because there is no greater bag."

    Katharyn
    Chicago

  • "My black CHC tote is amazing! I bought it about a year ago to use as my everyday work bag and it has done the job brilliantly. It fits all the junk I insist on taking with me everyday and looks amazing doing it. I get compliments on it all the time. The craftsmanship of the bag is beautiful. It's elegant in its simplicity and very thoughtfully designed and put together. After a year of almost daily use it still looks brand new. This was my third purchase from CHC and I would say the same things about all three products. I love supporting local businesses when I can but love it even more when they are exceptional at what they do!"

    Liz
    Chicago

  • "My Dusk backpack is perfect for my everyday. The handle on the top is perfect for when I am in transit. The quality of the handle and straps ensures that I can be as rough as necessary without worry."

    Kamau
    Detroit

  • "I count CHC as being part of the team that keeps me looking fabulous. Not only does Chelli provide me with beautifully aesthetic, modern pieces but also ones that stand up year after year. I don't particularly like having accessories that everyone else has. She gives me unique pieces that I am proud to make a part of my wardrobe and personal brand. She's my go to designer!"

    Jennifer
    Chicago

  • "My smaller CHC leather bag, converts from an over-the-shoulder bag to a small backpack and purchased a few years ago, continues to look great. It is my number one small bag while running around Chicago and traveling. It fits all my essentials and can change looks based on my need."

    Annette
    Chicago

  • "My CHC tote is my everyday bag.  I appreciate the aesthetic of the tote since I prefer a sophisticated, clean look when it comes to bags.  The tote itself is light, however it can accommodate anything from a laptop to a pair of shoes without weighing down on my shoulder.  Overall, the bag was beautifully executed, and I couldn't be happier with my purchase."

    Madeline
    Chicago

  • “CHC has created an aesthetic that symbolizes women empowerment. Chelli is one of the hardest working women I know - it shows in the quality of her products.”

    Taylor
    Chicago

  • "I purchased my clutch a couple of years ago.  It's my go-to bag, for dinners with friends, dinner with my mate and late night bands and bars.  It's the perfect accessory to jeans and dresses.  I especially like using it when I'm really dressed up.   Wearing a simple black dress, the clutch takes the outfit to a completely different level and look.  People always comment on this bag.  It's a stand out, just like this great city, Chicago, where it was handcrafted for me. "

    Juliet
    Chicago

  • "In an attempt at owning fewer, better ​products and editing the amount of things in my everyday carry, I purchased a CHC wallet. It was a life changer. It's thin design means minimal places to stash unnecessary cards and receipts, requiring you to keep things nice and orderly. Hooray for simplicity! I own two CHC products and both are clearly made with craft and quality at top of mind. As a fellow Illinois-based female entrepreneur, CHC is on my go-to list when I'm looking for handmade leather goods."

    Abby
    Chicago

  • "I love my wallet purchased this past season! It is absolutely the perfect size to fit everything I need when I am on the run. I love that it is handmade (you can tell the quality) and beautifully crafted for function and fashion. I am definitely not just a one time buyer and would refer anyone to CHC who is looking for high quality leather products!"

    Julie
    Chicago

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