Designer Concealed Carry

A good looking concealed carry purse can hold more than a gun
November 13, 2009, 2:55 am
Filed under: carol, concealed carry, designer handbags, safety carry, woolstenhulme designs
Kate and Carol

Kate (below) and I have always been close. We love our concealed carry purse business because it let's us work together and be creative.

My sister Kate called me one day and said she had a great idea! Of course I was interested. About 3 months earlier my husband and I had just spent a month vacationing with she and her husband. We both had sold our companies in the past year after about 15 years of building them from the ground up and were just having some down time.

She told me about her idea for concealed carry purses because she couldn’t find one in stores or on the internet that she would like to use. She wanted them to be beautiful, high quality and in lovely colors. We joined forces to create our company. Since it was her idea she is the majority partner but what a pleasure to be in business with a dear sister.

I don’t carry a concealed weapon, and I may never, but I am concerned about safety. My mind went racing to all the other uses one could put this purse to work for. I’d recently had an experience with my little 3 year old granddaughter who can climb like spider man. While visiting their family to help with the arrival of another of my 22 grandchildren, my little “grand” climbed up on the counter and got into the top shelf of the medicine cabinet where she got my asthma inhaler. She had watched me use it and since she is so bright and charming she had no problem emptying the whole disc. Thankfully she didn’t inhale any of it as far as we could tell–but she was awfully bouncey for awhile!. That disc cost me $258 and she emptied most of it! I could have bought a beautiful new bag for those $$$. It was a hassle to get the prescription refilled. Just think how nice it is now that I can keep my medication locked in my bag where NO one can get it except me.

I remembered back to my younger years when I’d had a migraine headache and was hospitalized. The doctor told me that he could give me some medication that would help with the headaches but if my 3 small children ever got hold of it it could be deadly for them. I elected to take my chances with the migraines and not have the prescription filled. If I’d had a lock on my purse back then I maybe could have made another decision. I have two granddaughters that are diabetic. One has two little children so I’m so glad that she has the option of keeping her syringes locked in her purse away from her little ones. The other grand is in high school and needs to keep her syringes away from mischievous friends.

In my previous business I was always taking deposits to the bank. I would have loved to have had them locked up. Even now when I’m on an airplane I keep my ID, cash, keys locked up because the restrooms are so small and especially if I’m helping my little “grands” there isn’t room for the purse in the restroom also. Someone probably wouldn’t steal a purse on a plane but it would be very easy to pickpocket it if your items weren’t locked safely away, even while you were dosing. When I worked in a busy office i used to worry about leaving my purse unattended at my desk when I had a meeting in the conference room.

I keep thinking up new uses for the concealed compartment and love that it is inside a beautiful, Italian leather purse that is beautifully styled and exceptionally functional.

– Carol