”.... because Life’s a Journey.”

So True! 

We are all on some kind of journey.

For methe opportunity to create my own handbag collection is a dream come true! But it has been quite a journey to get here.

I was born to Design! I come from a very creative Texas family, with generations of artists, seamstresses, and architects. 

My journey went from collecting all things vintage...to selling in vintage shops and online. Which evolved into making jewelry with vintage beads and elements for more than 10 years. 

It was a Vintage Tooled Leather Purse that pulled me into the “handbag design world”! I painted it...added leather tassels and lacing...then nail heads. Friends raved about it. I was HOOKED! 

After 5 years of embellishing Mexican tooled leather purses for customers....I was ready for a new challenge... Making my own Handbag! 

Fast forward to today (8 yrs now), I have created these beautiful clutches and handbags...using luxury leathers and hardware...incorporating vintage scarves and pieces... even, hand-coloring my own leathers…with every detail by my hand. 

The ResultOne-of-a-Kind, Limited Edition, High Quality handbags… Fresh & Full of Joy! 


I’m Kathy Lee Preston Thompson. Purse Maker/Designer, and Owner of Style in the City Shop. 

I LOVE making handbags for women who like being bold, unique, and authentic!  -xoxo