Jennifer Hamley England

My Account

What's in Your Handbag, Katie Owen?

wiyh katie owen banner.jpg

This week's inspirational woman is Katie Owen, founder of Sargasso & Grey Shoe Company.  Spotting a gap in the market, Katie makes elegant heels with a twist - they're comfortable!

You can find out more in our Q&A session here.

Today Katie's opening up her gorgeous Coach bag and giving us a little insight into her everyday essentials.

Thanks Katie, over to you.

wiyh katie owen 2.jpg

Thanks Jen, I lived in New York in 2001 and was given my very first Coach bag as a gift. I have been a fan ever since and this is about my 8th bag. It isn’t particularly big but it comfortably fits the daily essentials!

wiyh contents numbered

1)  Earphones – I love listening to music on the tube.

2)  Lip Balm – Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour – Does what it says on the tin………almost!

3)  Perfume – I love Lumiere Noir by Frances Kurkdjian – My signature scent was Dolce & Gabbana but is has been discontinued so this is my new favourite!

4)  MK make up bag – my sister bought me this from New York and I love the bright coral colour.

5)  Glasses – for driving

6)  Chanel lipstick – Vendome – a great red colour which suits me better than pink!

7)  Chanel red lip liner – I don’t have very pouty lips so I need some assistance!

8)  Sunglasses

9)  Note book from Paperchase. – I would be lost without a notebook. I scribble all sorts of ideas and reminders in this!

10)  Keys

11)  Heliocare Factor 50 tinted sunscreen – I never leave the house without putting this on my face. I don’t wear a huge amount of make up so this also acts as a tinted moisturiser.

12)  Small pot of Nivea – This is a great and versatile moisturiser in a diddy handbag size tin.

13)  Business cards – Because you never know who you might meet! 14)  Coach purse – to compliment my bag   Thanks Katie, it's been great to hear your story and we wish you all the continued success for the future! You can find Katie's links below to find out more.  


Have an outstanding couple of days and I'll see you all back here on Monday where we will meet our next inspiring lady.

Jennifer x


Leave a comment

Join our VIP Club of inspirational women



Sold Out

★ Reviews

Customer reviews

51 reviews
Classy and functional!

Love my Model KT bag! Received bag in a nicely wrapped box and dust bag. Also received compliments on how beautiful the bag is. Strap is a little long for me since I'm a petite lady.. Would like additional holes so I can adjust the strap to fit me. Thanks Jennifer!

Thank you for your fabulous review Renee! You can make your strap shorter with this technique here (my fave way to wear my Model KT!), I'll also email you directly about getting some more holes in the strap =) Best wishes, Jennifer ❤️
A lovely complement to my KT and KT Mini

I'm now a proud owner of all three JH designs. My Sakura purse is super stylish and fits all the essentials.


Quick delivery nicely packaged it’s a Christmas gift

Small but perfectly formed

I bought this to compliment my Model KT and I was a little concerned about the size. This purse is small but mighty. I love it so much I use it out of work too. It has shown me I don't need a big purse as this holds all I need. I love it!

Style Perfection

I bought the Model KT in black for work. This bag is beyond my expectations. I can carry everything I need whilst looking stylish too. I often have to dash from location to location and this carries everything. The shopping bag is particularly hand if I need to nip out at lunch. I am so pleased I purchased this and I am considering the mini KT to compliment this.