#GIRLSWITHGUTS are a different breed, we know, that’s why we love them so much!  That said, we empathize with you, as they’re not so easy to please when it comes to gifting.  In regular JLEW Bags spirit, we got you . . . we’re here to help.  Is your girl Sporty, Adventurous or Classic, or a combination of all three?   See what we suggest below in terms not only of her JLEW Bag, but what else you can get to go inside it from fellow female founded companies that make their product right here in the USA just like us!


SPORTY CHIC: For our Sporty Chic #GirlswithGuts – either these Roll Top Duffels or these Heavyweight Triangle Top Totes will take you from zero to hero in no time flat. These two cruelty-free styles are easy to wipe off and feature an odor proof, water proof washable lining and a sporty boxing glove charm as the zipper pull. The Roll Top Duffel expands to fit a yoga mat and can be worn cross body, over the shoulder or like a backpack if you add an extra strap. The Heavyweight Triangle Top Tote has two expandable interior pockets that can fit boxing gloves, spin shoes, water bottles, a change of clothes, etc. If you really want to get brownie points – throw in a Silver Lining Washable Bag to carry clothes in post-workout.


GO OVERBOARD and fill the bag with gear from Haute Body, gorgeous athletic and athleisure wear made by the gorgeous Raquel in LA . . . she’s so chic we can’t hardly stand it . . . see for yourself with our girls Ginny and Mikaela.


ADVENTUROUS: For the #GirlsWithGuts on the go, the Luxury Leather Heavyweight Triangle Top Tote and the Zip Top Duffel are the perfect weekend getaway bags. Equipped with expandable pockets that fit a pair of shoes (on the inside of the former bag and outside of the latter), they are amazing for travel.   We cheat and count them as our purse when we need to carry a rollerboard too . . . chuck the rollerboard in the overhead bin and pop your JLEW bag right under the seat in front of you.   It will fit, trust us, we use them all the time!  Plus you’ll be the envy of everyone on the plane . . . just like Brooke!


ALSO RECOMMENDED: Mi Ola Bikini – inspired by the waves in Costa Rica, Helena creates bikinis that STAY ON when you surf . . . and she makes rash guards too – pretty sure every gutsy gal can use another bathing suit or two, so you can’t go wrong gifting these.  Don’t relegate your girl to random toiletries while on the go either, grab a Red Flower Beauty Set too.  Yael makes the most delicious smelling and feeling organic beauty wellness essentials locally in New York.  Try them once and you won’t try anything else again.  Ocean is Jamie’s favorite scent!


CLASSIC: For the classic and contemporary lady the Reversible Triangle Top Tote is the perfect gift – in fact, it’s two gifts for the price of one.  Made of lightweight, double sided leather, this bag can be flipped inside out and worn in two color ways.  A minimalist’s dream – it still features our perfectly sized armhole that sits easily atop your shoulder and tucks neatly under your arm yet still fits all of your essentials – 15” laptop, file folders, iPad, book, wallet, makeup bag and then some!

ALSO RECOMMENDED:  most obvious on the list is a Frida or Georgia clutch to pop in and out of the tote, but also Nora Gardner made in NYC women’s contemporary clothing – a fellow reformed Wall Streeter who created what she needed but couldn’t find, Nora’s dresses take you from day to night with ease, yet they travel and wear well when you’re working overtime.   Swing by her store beside The Four Seasons in midtown and see how well JLEW Bags accessorize with her line . . . they’re on display now so get your fix before they’re gone.