Showing the Love: Love, Cortnie

Showing the Love

I’m proud to be a DC fashion blogger. We have a large community, and through it I have met some of the most talented and wholehearted people. Some I’m friends with IRL, some I only know virtually, but all are great people. One of them is Cortnie Elizabeth from the blog Style Lust Pages and the bag company, Love,Cortnie. While Cortnie no longer lives in the DC area (you Floridians are some lucky folk), she’s still a great woman with a great bag company.

A couple of years after attending FIDM, Cortnie found herself in between jobs. She took this opportunity to finally have her grandmother teach her how to sew. For the majority of her life, Cortnie’s grandmother sewed, reupholstering furniture, creating drapery, making her own clothes and even clothes for Cortnie. The two set up shop in Cortnie’s grandmother’s kitchen and after three hours Cortnie had created her first bag. A week later Cortnie opened her Etsy shop with only three bags available. One was sold that very first day of business. Cortnie introduced her clutches on her blog, where her readers encouraged her to keep making them. Now Love,Cortnie has an online boutique and Cortnie’s bags have been featured on some of the hottest blogs and carried by local fashionistas. I bought a Love,Corntie bag this summer and it has become a favorite. I love supporting women-owned and USA-made businesses and it’s even better when the woman behind the brand is a lovely person.

love cortnie mini comic clutch

Some of my favorite Love,Cortnie bags are the cheeky Comic clutches. In a bold shade of yellow hand-painted with action words from comic books and a matching comic book-themed lining, the bags surely make a statement. They’re the perfect way to add humor to an LBD, a pop of color to a look of neutrals, or finish a graphic look with Crayola hues. I know many of you are comic book fans, and though this would be an adorable accessory to help you express your personal style. The Comic Mini Statement Clutch is big enough to carry your essentials, or would make for a fantastic makeup bag you’d be excited to pull out of your purse. Cortnie has been kind enough to gift one Wardrobe Oxygen reader with her Comic Mini Statement Clutch!

Wardrobe Oxygen Love,Cortnie Clutch Giveaway



  • Brynn March 8, 2015

    I really like the Cool Cat Statement Clutch! Cortnie has some great items in her shop!! 🙂

  • Sophia March 3, 2015

    omg the calf hair clutch! out of budget but beautiful

  • Nicole March 2, 2015

    What a WOW flash of color! Swoon!

  • Holly E March 1, 2015

    I love the Camo Statement Clutch.

  • Michelle S March 1, 2015

    Definitely the KeKe leather bucket bag! Perfect!

  • FreeUrCloset February 28, 2015

    Cute clutch! Love it.

  • Carissa February 28, 2015

    What a fun way to make an outfit edgier!

  • Alicia February 27, 2015

    i love the comic leather statement clutch!

  • LT Kerr February 27, 2015

    I’m partial to all totes so I really like the Tootsie Leather Tote Bag. AND the Ashleigh Statement Clutch in the animal print is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Cheers.

  • Tonya February 26, 2015

    I also like the Aztec mini

  • Julianne February 26, 2015

    I love the Color Me Foldover Leather Statement Clutch!

  • Lisa Kilgariff February 26, 2015

    I have one of these clutches on my polyvore capsule wardrobe! I would love having one in my real wardrobe too. 🙂

  • Austin Baroudi February 26, 2015

    I like the Spotted Brown Cow Print Clutch I!

  • Mary Beth February 26, 2015

    So cute! I love when fashion meets nerd!

  • Laura Watts February 26, 2015

    Love her camo clutch!

  • Susie February 26, 2015

    I meant, too “bad.”

  • Susie February 26, 2015

    The Big Blue Shearling clutch is completely fantastic. Too gad it’s the last one! But they’re all pretty fab 🙂

  • Vivi N February 26, 2015

    I’ve been a huge fan of Love,Cortnie bags since its inception. So happy for her and definitely envious of her move to Miami.

    My favorite bag from her collection, at the moment, is the Keke Leather & Calf Hair Bucket Bag in Spotted.

  • Nicole February 26, 2015

    Love the clutches!

  • michaelle1 February 26, 2015

    Love the comic clutch!

  • Lorena Lorena February 26, 2015

    Its always nice to learn about brands, specially if you can relate to the story behind it… you think “I can be Cortnie” and the bags are so nice !

  • sarabear01 February 26, 2015

    How fun. I don’t see this type of whimsy in fashion here in WA.

  • Suzanne H February 26, 2015

    Cortnie’s bags are awesome! Love the leopard clutch you have. The Boom Bag is so clever. Has Cortnie thought about selling them at DC AwesomeCon? I think they’d be a big hit!

  • bexfrmlubtx February 26, 2015

    I love the foldover leather statement clutch! I love all the clutch bags in her line! Adorable!

  • Justine February 26, 2015

    I like the Banded Shearling and Leather Foldover Statement Clutch. It really pops!

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul February 26, 2015

    That color me foldover leather statement clutch is perfect!

    Her Heartland Soul

  • Emily February 26, 2015

    Such fun bags! I really like the
    KeKe Leather & Calf Hair Bucket Bag!

  • Natalie Mikolajczak February 26, 2015

    I love this. Loud and bold and whimsical.

  • Christina Swanson February 26, 2015

    Love this comic bag…such a cute idea to add a punch of color to an outfit!

  • DC Celine February 26, 2015

    Oh, my. How did I not know about Cortnie & her bags?! I’d carry every. single. one of them (even the blue fur), and use it as an accent on on LBD or easy weekend look, like you did. But the Smokey Foldover Leather Statement Clutch? Every day. So understated and sexy, if a bag can be sexy.

  • sarah February 26, 2015

    I always look so boring, one of these bags would totally spice up my look!

  • Gretel February 26, 2015

    I really like the Ashleigh Statement Clutch. Great stuff!

  • Sydney February 26, 2015

    I love her bucket bags but also the classic clutch!

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