Both Fabulina and P. Sherrod are produced by designers with South Fulton roots, both ladies starting their businesses when they lived in the Camp Creek area. As I chat with the ladies in Donna’s studio, I can’t help but want to hang out with them more, seriously pondering whether I should crash the brunch they are planning with other a few other creatives this weekend. Laughter fills the studio but these ladies are serious entrepreneurs with an eye for beauty.
Be Bold with P. Sherrod’s Brightly Colored Leather Lifestyle Bags
In 2009 while visiting South America, Donna King and a friend came across a small family owned leather manufacturer. Donna remarks that the people were incredibly nice. and she was blown away by the rich, stunning, unbelievably soft leather which came in an array of textures and colors. In that moment, the idea of P. Sherrod & Co. was born. Since then, P. Sherrod & Co. has emerged in the industry offering a premium selection of high quality, reasonably priced, genuine leather lifestyle bags for women. Donna has a business background and came to Atlanta originally to work for CNN. She has been able to focus on this business solely for three years.
Each bag fulfills a purpose and satisfies the customer’s need to look, feel or just be smart, sleek, sophisticated, functional, and exceptional. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., P. Sherrod & Co. products are made with lots of love and care in Colombia, South America. They offer an amazing collection of fine Colombian leather lifestyle bags and small leather goods. With their signature brilliant colors, perfect for everyday use, and simple, yet timelessly chic, you are sure to fall in love! For handbag shoppers seeking fashion-forward, classically styled, genuine leather lifestyle bags, P. Sherrod & Co. is the go-to designer. “A compelling contradiction of rich, well-crafted, yet moderately priced leather handbags, we bring brilliance to the basic,” says Donna.
Be Fabulous with Chunky Authentic Stones and Boho Style with Fabulina
In 2008, Charline Shelby finally heeded the urges of friends and family to shift from jewelry hobbyist to entrepreneur and created Fabulina Designs. Since its inception, Fabulina Designs has been carried in more than 175 boutiques in four countries and has been featured in numerous publications.
Charline’s designs have global and urban influences while being infused with her personal artistic passion and created with quality materials. Her designer jewelry fuses a bohemian feel with classic and chic design elements, resulting in stunning styles that are versatile enough to enhance any wardrobe.
Fabulina Designs strives to create unique elevated jewelry available at an affordable price point. The line embodies the refinement of the boardroom while pushing the limits of style and creativity allowing the wearer to allow each piece to serve as an expression of his or her personality.
The goal of Fabulina Designs is to provide pieces of art in the form of jewelry that help to express the wearer’s individuality. When you look and feel fabulous, it’s even easier to be your best authentic self.
Sidebar: What’s in a name?
Fabulina was a old nickname that a friend use to call me. Using from the word Fabulous…”Fabu” and then “lina” just sounds feminine. She put it together and made Fabulina. So when I started my company, I liked how it sounded. I felt it described the jewelry. It was fun, cute and catchy to say . People would always say…how Fabulous! and I would say, “Hence, the name.”– Charline Shelby
The name P. Sherrod was inspired by a friend and supporter of my vision for the brand. Back in 2009, I was visiting a college friend who was living in South America. It was during that visit that I was introduced by my friend to a wonderful family who manufactured leather goods. I’m not sure the business would have gotten off the ground had it not been for my friend’s local presence and support. Paying homage by combining names and initials produced the chic, mysterious, unisex brand name I was looking to achieve.– Donna King