where design meets function

About Our Bags

Handcrafted in New York, NY with impeccable attention to detail, our bags are assembled in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Life Proper prides itself on using 100% USA manufacturing and vendors. Each bag is designed using water resistant lining and sewn in utilitarian pockets to maximize function. We use premium leather from ethically sourced leather houses and zinc alloy rust resistant polished hardware. Our hardware consists of electric plating and is Italian quality. Each piece is made with a commitment to quality and style.

The Life Proper brand was created for women needing something functional and stylish. Our mission is to create belongings made for practical purpose.

Ashley Marks

Meet The Founder

A visionary for clean modern design and function, Ashley Marks sought to develop a brand she believed filled a niche for the 21st century woman. With a passion for creating and an eye for design, she began to develop the Life Proper brand in the fall of 2015, with the first collection launching in September 2016. Her love for all things creative inspired her to fulfill a lifelong dream of designing products she felt were needed in the market. Believing the risk is worth the reward she began sketching the NOIR Collection.