Meet the Founder of POOLSIDE

This one's for the girls always thinking about their next vacation...

Meet POOLSIDE: a collection of sustainable fashion totes and wristlets hand woven by female artisans. Since its launch, POOLSIDE has expanded to include four seasonal handbag collections, exciting collaborations, a growing curation of poolside-appropriate beauty items, and more! Keep scrolling for a peek at our favorite embroidered summer basket bags and meet the founder below.


POOLSIDE was created for those who are always dreaming about their next vacation. After launching in 2016, the collection of embroidered summer basket bags quickly became Instagram bait with made-to-order options spotted on numerous celebrities including Gigi Hadid, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, Kim Kardashian, Emma Roberts, and many more!

Meet Ashleigh

Ashleigh Stone founded POOLSIDE in 2016 as a way to stock her Montauk boutique with the perfect classic French basket bags. Ashleigh grew up in her grandmother's sewing room and worked as a luxury fashion and wellness publicist prior to starting POOLSIDE.

"We work with female artisans around the world to create financial independence for women. Each bag is made completely by hand and, therefore, is one-of-a-kind." - Ashleigh Stone