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ORGANIZED & CHIC

A curated collection of the best thoughts and strategies from Steph on life, motherhood, travel, organization, and living a life of impact!

Buying Less and Buying Better

Buying Less and Buying Better

We take immense pride in the quality of our bags and our brand. 

We work with manufacturers that value quality and perfection. We use the highest quality fabrics, leather that will last, premium hardware and the best zippers. 

Our hands are personally on every order that Austin | Fowler sends out. Each bag is inspected by my husband and co-founder Vince before he personally and precisely packages each customer's order. 

How We Pack Orders at Austin | Fowler

One of the most frequent compliments that we receive is how well our orders are packaged when our customers receive them.

At Austin | Fowler, we want opening an order from us to be an experience worthy of remembrance. 

How We Pack Orders at Austin | Fowler
My Favorite Family Day Trips Near the Twin Cities

My Favorite Family Day Trips Near the Twin Cities

One doesn’t need to go far to explore and learn new things! Vince and I love taking our kids on day trips throughout the summer when the days are long and warm. 

We live in the southwest area of the Twin Cities, so these locations are the perfect day trip for anyone who lives in the Twin Cities area, but I would highly recommend them to anyone who is planning a trip to the area! 

How we stay organized during our summer schedule

Around the A|F office, summer looks a little different than the rest of the year. The kids are out of school so Vince and I rearrange our schedules to fit with the season. 

While I come into the office in the morning, Vince watches the kids. 

Then, we make a switch in the late afternoon. I go home to spend time with the kids while Vince packs A|F orders and finishes up his work.

How we stay organized during our summer schedule
Building a Wardrobe That Suits You

Building a Wardrobe That Suits You

My wardrobe used to be completely black. Black is chic, easy to wear, and classic, right? 

Well, for some people it might be. But for me, black just isn’t my color. 

A few years ago I had a color analysis done on me by one of my friends who is a consultant at House of Colour. Here I learned that my all black wardrobe wasn’t doing me any favors. 

The Austin | Fowler Design Process

Many of you seem to love hearing about behind the scenes at Austin|  Fowler, and something that I have yet to share about is how I design our bags and... Read More
The Austin | Fowler Design Process
How To Do Something You've Always Wanted To Do

How To Do Something You've Always Wanted To Do

I often post quotes on our social media pages that I find inspirational. They typically center around self improvement and reaching one’s full potential.  


On Saturday I posted a quote I came across that said:


“One day or day one. You decide.”

Steph's Top Three Summer Picks

The end of June is nearing, and summer is in full swing in my household. As Vince and I are running the kids from one summer activity to the next... Read More
Steph's Top Three Summer Picks
Austin | Fowler Baby Shower Gift Guide

Austin | Fowler Baby Shower Gift Guide

An Austin | Fowler bag or accessory is the perfect gift to help keep new moms feeling chic yet organized. Here are some of our favorite gifts for the new mom in your life.

The Total Everyday Packing Tote Guide

In the busy life of any woman, it is crucial to stay organized. The Everyday Packing Totes allow you to do just that while remaining stylish. Whether it’s organizing the car, your carry on luggage or in your backpack, the Everyday Packing Totes are the perfect answer. 

The Everyday Packing Totes are a top seller because they are so versatile and can be tailored to every lifestyle. We have included ten of the many ways they can be used.

The Total Everyday Packing Tote Guide