Women’s Accessories at the 2018 PGA Show
The 2018 PGA Show held in Orlando, Florida, had nearly 40,000 golf industry attendees and more than 7,500 PGA Professionals who visited the over 1000 exhibiting companies and vendors, while they traversed the nearly 10 miles of aisle space at the Orange County Convention Center. One of those aisles was reserved for, wonder of wonders, women’s accessories, and the most eye-catching booth in that aisle was that of Sydney Love bags.
This handbag and luggage making company that has made these products for over 17 years, has diversified into golf (and tennis) products that include golf handbags, duffle bags, totes, ball, tees, shoes and cosmetic bags, and even actual golf bags (the ones that carry clubs). And each piece is delightful, whimsical and innately appealing to a female golf addict. The bags are designed by Christine DeGenarro who, after teaching design in New York, has relocated to Florence, Italy, from where she combines sophistication and innovation to produce original, captivating golf bag designs.
So it was very exciting to come across this amazing product line, and check out not only their well crafted bags but the cutest golf-shoe keychains and metal business card holders too. The owners are a brother-and-sister pair from Pennsylvania, and their brand - Sydney Love - is named for Pam Haber, the co-owner’s, daughter (picture of Pam and her many bags, including THE ONE). There is a bag for everyone, the owners claim, whether it be traditional or daring, sporty or chic, casual or elegant.
So while my friends and I oohed and aahed about many of the bags, keychains and business card holders, one of them had my name written all over it. A beige-tan colored “classic golfer drawstring tote” with tall skinny women golfers of the 1920s in their long pencil skirts dresses, embroidered all over the bag. The finish is excellent with a lot of attention to detail, and the olde gentlewoman is portrayed not only on the bag but on the medallion zipper pulls, and even on the inside label.
See http://www.sydneylovebags.com/category-s/1863.htm?searching=Y&sort=3&cat=1863&show=30&page=3 to have a look at their range of products.