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Caring for my leather bag.

Answering Your Leather Bag Care Questions

By Urban Southern | February 4, 2017

Good morning Urban Southern, it’s Gina here in the heart of Tennessee. It’s a lovely rainy Saturday morning here. It’s the perfect day to just simply stay inside, get on Netflix and brew some coffee or tea, whatever you like. This morning I’m going to answer your questions about how to take care of your…

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Turn Your Funky Day Around With 10 Practical Steps

10 Practical Steps to Turn Your Funky Day Around

By Meg Delagrange | January 31, 2017

Have you been getting discouraged by watching the highlights of your friend’s ambitious life? Do you wish people would be more honest about the days they are caught in a funk? Do you look for practical ways to take care of your mental health? Do you want to be able to walk through a funky day…

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Letter about a leather tote

A Letter about Leather: Raine’s Market Tote

By Lynette Raine Eby | January 20, 2017

Today we’re delighted to share a beautiful “Letter about Leather” with you from one of our own Urban Southern ladies. Lynette carries one of our earlier Market Tote designs and she shares why it’s “the bag” for her. Enjoy. Hello Urban Southern friends, Growing up I was fascinated by leather products because I was introduced…

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A Local fresh vegetable and fruit Market in Tokyo

Infographic: 17 Easy Soup Hacks

By Meg Delagrange | January 15, 2017

We’ve been sharing soup tips all week. Did you know January is National Soup Month? We didn’t. Thanks to one of our readers, we know now. 2 FUN SOUP FACTS ⠀ Historical evidence of the existence of soup dates all the way back to around Adam and Eve’s time. Imagine Eve serving soup to her…

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Winter is Soup Season + How to Make The Best White Chili Recipe

Winter is Soup Season + How to Make The Best White Chili Soup

By Urban Southern | January 10, 2017

Recently I saw an episode of Triple D where Guy went to a restaurant called “Soup Nation“. It was a darling little place that made their own sourdough bread and served it with so many delicious soups: 3 Cheese Tomato, 5 Spice Chicken, Butternut Squash Parmesan, Campfire Bean Chili, Black Bean & Sour Cream. Oh…

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Waking up early to have some quiet time at Starbucks with my leather bag.

8 Practical Steps to Establish the Powerful Habit of Waking Up Early

By Meg Delagrange | January 6, 2017

I made a habit to get up at 5:00 a.m. every morning over two years ago and I’ve been sticking to it pretty well. Sometimes I’ve moved to 5:30 a.m. but then that leaves me only half an hour until I like to start work and my day just doesn’t go as well. I haven’t…

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The leather Market Tote and potted plants with bright highlights from the sunlight.

Looking Back: the 6 Best Highlights of 2016

By Meg Delagrange | December 28, 2016

As we look back over the highlights of 2016, we feel so blessed. We have grown and expanded our borders in ways we never expected. Folks who support our brand have been so instrumental in helping us define it — from influencing new bag designs and building a new website, to signing a contract for…

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View from the airplane window as I traveled with my Urban Southern Travel Bag

6 Ways to Pack a Light Travel Bag for More Blissful Travels

By Meg Delagrange | December 17, 2016

I have learned to pack less and less each time I travel. In two days I’ll get on a flight for Tokyo to spend two weeks abroad over the holidays. Being the adventurer that I am means that I won’t be staying in only one area during my stay in Japan. I’ll be on the…

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Wearing a vintage monochromatic look.

How to Style a Trendy yet Timeless Monochromatic Look

By Meg Delagrange | December 14, 2016

Wearing a monochromatic look is a safe way to make a trendy, chic style statement that is also timeless. Following these practical tips will help you confidently venture out with your own style. But first, what is a “monochromatic look”? A monochromatic look is an outfit made up of one color with different color variations. The best…

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