Lauren Kelley started Belle & Buckle (previously known as Fashionably Lauren) in 2005 at age 15. It all started when I saw a belt I liked in a store but thought it was too expensive. Being crafty, I looked at how it was made and decided to go home to try to make it myself. It took a few times to perfect, but I finally got it perfect and added my own touches to the design and structure! I made a few for myself and a few for my mom. Then, a friend wanted one... then, a friend of a friend...and that's when I realized there was a demand for my creations and Belle & Buckle began!
Based on the mission to create fashionable, yet affordable, high-quality products, Belle & Buckle has become more successful that I ever imagined.
I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design and currently call Boulder home.
In a desire to combine my love for travel but my need for work, I moved my life, puppy, and business into a 21' motorhome in 2016 and 2017. We traveled the USA and Canada seeking adventure and inspiration, while continuing to create the same great belts and accessories that you love! If you received an order with a card telling you where it was made, then you had a bet made from the road!
We are now happily settled back in Boulder, Colorado.
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