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December 06, 2023
there are a lot of cute cosmetic bags out there. but – and this is a big one – they don’t really offer us the practicality we need for travel, everyday life, or even a quick gym sesh. what use is that cute cosmetic bag if you can’t use it?! not wanting to sacrifice practicality for style, i set out to design a small cosmetic bag that delivers everything we’ve been looking for in a makeup bag – plus a little more.
palm-sized bags? adorable, but way too small. full makeup cases? great for all of those palettes you’ve treated yourself to, but a no-go for on-the-go. i wanted to design a small makeup travel bag that was compact enough to fit in your carry-on yet still had the space you need for all of travel-sized beauty essentials. measuring in at a petite 6" h x 7" l x 6 3/8" d, the stevie is your fairy tale “not too big, not too small, just right” size. say goodbye to those other cosmetic bags that take up precious bag space!
don’t think that i forgot about storage. stevie may be a small cosmetic bag, roomier than it looks but small enough to tuck into your boxer, tillie, or friday. a depth of 6 ⅜” offers plenty of space for all of your lotions, makeup, haircare, and other travel musts without feeling like it’s overstuffed.
plus, stevie has a flat, structured bottom for easy loading so you can set her up on any bathroom counter or vanity while you get ready. i told you she was practical!
raise your hand if you’ve ever had to dig through your bag for lip balm or even worse, bobby pins. i mean, where do they go after that zipper closes? i wanted your small cosmetic bag to give you quick and easy access to those items. i’m for spending more time having fun on your vacay and less time fumbling through your cosmetic bag!
i designed the end-to-end zipper to open extra wide so you can see all your things, then the blush lining that helps make them easier to spot, then pockets. the inner side pocket keeps slim items handy (lip balm, i’m looking at you). the inner pop-red zip pocket keeps small essentials like hair ties secure and accessible. oh, and did i mention that the interior is blush pink so you can see everything in your small makeup travel bag? work smarter, not harder.
stiff cosmetic bags feel rigid and have zero give when you’re packing your travel bag. I wanted to create a small cosmetic bag that felt softer yet still offered structure. something a little luxurious.
stevie is as plush as she is practical. deliciously plush with a structured base and structured internal padding to hold the beautiful shape, she’s made for the ultimate packability. no more sharp corners that poke through your carry-on. no more taking up space that could’ve been used for souvenirs. just a small cosmetic bag with a soft drape that’s waiting to fit perfectly next to your packing cubes.
i wanted to design a small cosmetic bag that was more durable than other designs i’ve seen offered online. while i appreciate style (who doesn’t?), i also want my bag to be durable enough to take me from destination to destination and coated to provide stain resistance. with stevie, no broken zippers and no bags that are hard to clean when the inevitable spill happens.
designed using water-resistant nylon twill fabric, stevie is your easy-to-clean dream makeup bag. all you need to do is spot clean with a mild detergent and water, then air dry. same goes for the luxurious, interior blush nylon: a simple spot clean, and she’ll be as good as new.
need more durability? I got you. high-quality vision zipper that won’t rust and can be used in wet and humid environments. waxed cotton cord to pull the exterior zipper. durable nylon to withstand water and the inevitable spills - made to stand up to daily use and travel. she’s a small makeup travel bag you can confidently use for many adventures to come.
i’m a firm believer in designing bags that deliver both style and functionality, whether it’s a cosmetic bag or a tote. we shouldn’t have to choose one or the other! we deserve both, am i right? enter: stevie. she’s the small cosmetic bag that does it all. classic. chic. cute, cubed, and certainly never boring.
there’s a look for everyone. love a good print that stands out? show off your wild side with leopard! love a good neutral? khaki and navy go with everything. and, of course, you can always bet on black. our cosmetic bag is designed to coordinate with the rest of our collection and is available in 7 colorways.
i know you have a lot of lotions, potions and travel-sized notions to pack in your small cosmetic bag, which is why i don’t want to weigh you down any more than necessary. ever picked up a cute bag, and it’s been super heavy – even when empty? yeah… no one wants that.
when designing stevie, i knew i wanted her to be more lightweight for better carrying. the result: 0.4 lbs. of compact goodness. add in the fact she’s made of durable, wipeable nylon twill, plush for packability, and has plenty of storage, and you’ve got yourself one easy, breezy, travel-ready makeup bag.
my shortyLOVERs can’t get enough of this bag for travel – so lightweight, so cute on your hotel vanity, and so you!
if you’re like me, you love getting more versatility from your stuff. leggings that take you from the gym to happy hour? yes, please. ottomans that double as storage? sign me up. small cosmetic bags that are for more than just your everyday handbag? absolutely.
tuck stevie into your carry-on before your next flight. pack her into your boxer backpack. I like to pack my stevie with my sunscreens, skincare, and hair care and tuck her into my beach bag for a quick beach getaway. use her to keep your medications handy on a trip. instead of a zip-lock bag, isn’t it time your on-the-go beauty regime grew up? level up your daily makeup bag with one that looks and feels more high-end. go ahead – stevie is made for it all.
where did the name stevie come from? none other than the woman who “ takes to the sky like a bird in flight,” a free-spirited. bewitching. bohemian. i wanted to create a small cosmetic bag worthy of such an influential woman. to stevie and to all those that radiate her same energy – this one’s for you.
sloane gibney grossberg is the founder of and sole designer for shortyLOVE. a jersey girl always and forever, she’s devoted to her husband and two children, stays close to her sisters, walks her dogs daily, falls hard for a smarter bag, and feels very fortunate to design them for a living. sloane got her start as senior designer for the marc jacobs collection in 2002, moving up three years later to take the creative reins of marc by marc jacobs handbags and accessories for a decade. noting an unmet demand for stylish bags that could help streamline busy days, she launched shortyLOVE in 2018.
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