Hey guys!


Okay, lemme just take a second to explain why this means so much.

I have always wanted to be a fashion designer. You’ve probably heard this story a million times. I am so happy that I get to do that through POPFLEX now, but back in 2008, there was no POPFLEX. My very first venture into design was actually making yoga mat bags. It all started when I began teaching Pilates and I realized I needed something cute, stylish, and functional. I was always running into classes with my mat messily rolled up under one arm, keys, phone, wallet, and water bottle in the other. I was a HOT mess.

Soooo I went to look for a yoga mat bag and COULD NOT FIND anything. Okay, I lied. I found some but the bags had no structure and it was made of hemp and nothing against hemp, but it just wasn’t my style.

Next logical step when you can’t find something?!!! MAKE IT.

I made a trip to downtown Los Angeles to the fabric district and made my very first bag. It was a cream colored bow-tie bag (I guess I’ve always liked bows hahahha) complete with gold accents and vegan leather. I wore it to class the next week and everyone was obsessed! They wanted to know where they could buy it… so then, I decided, right then and there, that I would do this thing.

I called my new little company oGorgeous. And yes, that’s a verrryyyy young pic of me and Sam!

I would make luxury, designer, and CUTE yoga mat bags. Nothing like this existed in the market and I wanted to give my Pilates students a way to show up in style. And just to really set the scene here, this was all waaaaaayyyyyyy before Blogilates began.

I started an online store and I still remember my very first sale. It was from a woman in New York City and her name was Lindsay. She bought a red Beverly Bowtie bag and I was SO excited that I friended her on Facebook!!

In 2010, I moved on to also design gym bags and was so happy to finally be designing. This was my dream.

Except, it was hard. Really hard.

This is back when social media hadn’t quite taken off, so if I wanted people to know who oGorgeous was, I had to be on the ground running. Every. Single. Day. I used to cold pitch gyms to let me have a little table near their front desk so that I could try and advertise to people coming in and out. I would be there for the entire day, just waiting to talk to people. Some days I would be thrilled if I could sell a bag, but most days I sold none. I still believed in my bags, but some days would just be so hard.

Eventually, the bags phased out. At the same time, Blogilates started taking off and I moved to clothes because everyone was asking for merchandise. So, I slowly started moving away from designing bags and moved to designing clothes. It all worked out the way it needed to, but I’ll never forget my roots hustling so so so hard trying to make my dreams come true. Sometimes, our dreams show up in different ways and we just have to be open to letting the process happen.

Well, 10 years since the very first launch of my oGorgeous Beverly Bowtie bags, I am soooo excited to announce that WE’RE COMING HOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

This new and majorly improved collection is called…

The Comeback Collection!!!!

This is the mature and revamped older sister to my first creation! I am sooo proud of these new gym bags and backpacks and I hope that you love them as much as I do! They are made out of luxurious neoprene and they are made to be durable, long-lasting, functional, and of course CUTE!!!!!

There are 3 bags and each come in both Black and Mauve, so that means you have 6 to choose from!!! Good luck 😉

Okay, are you ready to see these bags?!!!!!!

The Belladonna Duffle

The Belladonna Duffle is the ultimate carryall tote! I designed it with lotsa smart pockets so that you have a home for all of your things. This is the biggest of the 3 bags and it’s made with the gym, an overnight stay, or a weekend trip in mind. It’s fully lined on the inside (this is something I’ve ALWAYS done for my bags because remember, the inside counts AND it’s like our little secret!!!!)

These come with a secret yoga mat holder behind the bow (OMG I KNOW) and a shoe compartment because duh, always need a second shoe option! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

The Mavourneen Mini

Mavourneen is a term of endearment that comes from the Irish, meaning “my beloved” or “my darling”. Once I heard this word, I KNEW I had to use it!!!! The Mavourneen mini backpack encompasses just that.

It’s a versatile look that yes, you can use for fitness things, but also for urban hikes, trips to the store, hangs with your girls, or even a night out on the town (you know, once COVID subsides and all…)

This also has the surprise inside lining, asymmetric bow feature, and so much more!!! YOU GUYSSSSSSSSS I’m so obsessed this one!!!

Bia Backpack

Bia. AHHH. Okay, so Bia is the Greek Goddess of MIGHT and she personifies force and power. LIKE. WHAT?!!! Girl, we love you already.

The Bia Backpack is the bigger version of the Mavourneen Mini and is perfect if you’re always on the go! It is sooo cute and functional, which means you can fit all the things you need without it looking so bulky. This one even has a shoe comparment AND a laptop holder, so you know we mean business. If you’re the kind of person who likes to have your hands free, pack for multiple events in a day, and wanna look cute doing it, then Bia is yours.

AHHHHHH I am so so so so happy I could finally share this with you!!!!!!! Which one is your fave?!!!!

What’s one of your dreams that you hope to come full circle one day? I wanna hear all about it!!!


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  1. Margaret Corrado says:

    OMG this makes me soooo happy!!!!! I had one of your bags back in 2011 and it was my absolute FAVORITE!!!!! I have yet to find a bag that compares! Until now!!!!! Thanks for bringing the bags back!!!

  2. Olivia Schmitz says:

    OMG i love your bags. I am also obsessed with all your stuff! as far as the pirouette skort, i am in love!!!!! i am so sorry Shein stole your design and have decided to never purchase anything from Shein, also due to the fact that they treat and pay their workers terribly, and because they copy many other peoples designs. Thank you for working so hard to help us all with finding better active wear. Keep up the good work girl!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  3. Cheryl says:

    Please Cassey, make some more sloane tote bags, especially blue cloud color, I miss seeing it available and want it to come back, so I can purchase iit.

  4. Ruhi says:

    Hi …you are very prompt …in making the customer desired request… Well I wish i could buy any of your stuff ..but unfortunately… nothing is pocket friendly…plz .. make some bags…which I can afford..
    Anyway you…tons of 💕 dear.
    Ruhi from INDIA

  5. Avantika says:

    Can you bring back the Ella Duffle? Pleaaaase!

  6. Krista Marlow says:

    These bags are so classy and beautiful! they are appealing to the eye as well. thankfulness you for sharing this post.

  7. Natasha says:

    Please bring the belladonna duffle in beige back ! It’s the most beautiful bag I’ve ever seen <3

  8. Barbara Rempfer says:

    I would like to purchase that purple bag that you show in one of your videos

    1. Wendy says:

      Please bring back Bia and Mavoureen in Black and Mauve 🙁 I’ve just got the Belladonna duffle after years of contemplating and finally able to afford. I need all 3 they are really really the best bags you’ve had.

  9. Madison says:

    Please bring back the purple Ella duffle! It is my dream gym bag!

  10. Lishka says:

    Please bring back the purple amara mini backpack.

  11. Brian says:

    Please bring back the deep violet Ella duffle bag! My wife is obsessed with the color purple and I really want to treat her to such a good quality bag. She has been going through a very difficult health journey and I think this would really encourage her.

  12. Anna Jakubowski says:

    When will yoga gym bags be back in stock?

  13. Sofia says:

    My daughter has only one wish: the Bia back pack in black. I would really love to surprise her, she is starting high School in August. We live in Sweden. Please, where can I buy one? <3 Sofia

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  15. I love that backpack. It is quite trendy these days. Please let me know where to get this in high-quality material?

  16. Anna coblin says:

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  17. madchessie86 says:

    Love your stuff. Have you ever thought of doing leg warmers?

    1. blogilates says:

      ooooh!!! Love leg warmers!!

  18. Pam says:

    Cassey could you please please someday in the future do a post on the environmental impact of fashion? I know you aren’t an expert but you’ve engaged experts on other topics before. It’s such a crucial issue and I would love to hear of ways that you’re trying to make your clothing line more sustainable and minimize its impact!!! I’m sure this topic is important to many of your other followers as well.

  19. Maria says:

    Oh my gosh! I have your original oGorgeous bag, and I ADORE it! I got it for so many people, and it broke my heart when I couldn’t find it on your site anymore. This news makes me so happy. Congrats on the new collection, and thank you!!!

    1. blogilates says:

      Oh my gosh you do?!!! Which one?!!! AHHHHH thank you for supporting!!!! <3

  20. Beth says:

    I love these bags! This mama could use it as a diaper bag as well with all those extra compartments 🙂 I also travel a lot of work so it would be a nice feature if the next version of the backpack had a passthrough in the back so I could slip it over my suitcase handle when running through airports 🙂

    1. Maria says:

      I used it as my hospital bag when I gave birth, and it was perfect! My midwife noticed it, and was like, “I’m a POPster, too!” =)

      1. blogilates says:

        OMG hahah love this!!!!!

  21. April Dipo says:

    Super cute! Maybe you could make one just for your yoga mat and keys. Like the original 🙂

  22. Kiri says:

    I am so happy you decided to make bags again! I missed out when you were doing oGorgeous. I have been wishing for you to start making them again!

  23. Lauryn Paradis says:

    These bags are so cute!! I love that they have so much space inside, as well as being super stylish! Thank you for putting so much thought and effort into these designs!

    1. blogilates says:

      Yayyyy glad you love them!!!

  24. Lauryn Paradis says:

    These bags look super cute and have so much room inside! Thank you so much for putting a lot of thought into the practicality of these bags, as well as the style! Love them!!

  25. Cynthia J Logsdon says:

    I, too, love the oGorgeous collections. But, even though I am a Pilates Master Trainer full time, there’s no way I could spend $125 – $195 for a gym bag. Gorgeous, yes. Practical, no. Sorry #blogilates I would feel the same pre-2020, as well.

    1. blogilates says:

      All good, everyone has their preferences 🙂 We put a lot of luxe materials into this product, so it’s not just any regular ‘ol bag!

  26. eve says:

    gorgeous photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait my backpack:)

  27. Those bags are GORGEOUS!!!! Oh that mini backpack is calling my name.

  28. The belladonna bag is OGORGEOUS!!!! Just in time for black Friday too.

    1. blogilates says:

      You’re right!!! It IS OGORGEOUS!!! 🙂

  29. Abbie says:

    Aaaahh!! I am SO excited. These are at the top of my list now. The bow design is SO cute I cannot get over these!

  30. LexyA says:

    Gorgeous! Well done, Cassey. I reckon the Bia would be the perfect work bag – once we can get back to the office!

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  31. Bryceena says:

    Aaaah! I love this! The bags, the story, the woman behind it all! Thank you so much for sharing! <3

    1. Jackelyn Ho says:

      Thank you for reading!!! <3

  32. Barbara says:

    They are so gorgeous!! The design is so creative, with the waterproof bit for shoes! I got so excited when I saw the backpacks, but I so so so wish that at least the larger backpack had some way to hold a yoga mat 🙁 From the pictures and website description it doesn’t look like they do. I thought it was part of the throwback that the collection could hold yoga mats, since that was part of the initial purpose. Sooo pretty though, I love them 🙂

    1. Jackelyn Ho says:

      The Belladonna Duffle has a secret yoga mat holder behind the bow! 🙂

      1. Barbara says:

        Right, I was talking about e back packs 🙂

  33. RachelG says:

    So cute! These could totally be used as dance bags too. Put pointe shoes and such in the bottom and other items in the main area. Nice design!

    1. Cara says:

      Yes!! I’m a ballet dancer too and this is a great design for that!

      1. Jackelyn Ho says:

        Oooooh definitely!!!!