Boutique Bats on Tees Rises to the NFL Clear Purse Challenge
The theme of growth in New Orleans has reached new heights as local entrepreneurs rise to the occasion in response to the new NFL stadium bag policy (NFL Clear Purse Challenge) . With the regulations in full force, Tiffany Napper, founder of online marketplace Bats on Tees, has experienced high demand and success in providing a variety of clear purses to New Orleans Saints fans and beyond.
Despite the initial negative reaction to the new NFL rules, the Bats on Tees clear purse love has been overwhelmingly positive, from Texas to New York and California. And of course the Louisiana love has been remarkable, says Napper. I set out to create a solution that I would be proud to carry, and I am grateful for the ladies across state lines who agree and have shown their support of my boutique business.
Napper, a local publicist for the creative arts, founded Bats on Tees as a collaborative effort to co-create goods with her clients and artist friends. She went on to diversify her line to meet the needs of this seasons game goers. Bats on Tees clear purses come with a fashionable pouch that also meets the NFLs regulations of one 4.5 x 6.5 clutch or wallet inside a clear bag or purse. The growing Bats on Tees collection ranges in price from $ 15 – $ 100 and is available online at http://www.batsontees.com.
Napper also prides herself on keeping the business practices within the US to support other small businesses and entrepreneurs. Theres nothing more American than football, and were proud to say our purses and pouches are made in the USA. This is still a very hands on process. Were attaching clasps in my living room and my seamstress is sewing until the wee hours of the morning, but were trying our best to keep up with demand and relieve any purse-related stress before this season kicks off, said Napper on their development process.
Outside of the web, Nappers clear purse collection has been sold in local galleries through pop up shops hosted by New Orleans art enthusiasts and artists. With the success from impromptu shops and social media engagement, the Bats on Tees clear purses have become available in 8 boutiques in Louisiana and Texas with a growing stockists list that you can see on the website.
Two Pop Up Shops are planned in the New Orleans area: September 7 at Rise located at 3650 Magazine Street and September 21 at BRIO located at 2036 Magazine Street alongside KREWE du Optic Sunglasses and several other local companies. A variety of aesthetic differences in the purses will be available at these upcoming events including new fabric pouches and the option for silver hardware on the crossbody style “Clearly Convertible.”
Although Napper has found success with trendy clear purses, she plans to continue Bats on Tees stellar product platform to promote an ongoing line of creative collaborations. The overall goal of Bats on Tees is to create a mutually beneficial outlet for New Orleans artists to showcase their amazing work. With the exposure that the clear purses have received from radio stations and newspapers across the country, the shops overall vision has the potential to spread handcrafted New Orleans talent past city limits.
For more information on Bats on Tees and all of the upcoming endeavors and products, click here!
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