Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for Mom:  look no further!  I’ve compiled some of the greatest hits from our current Stephanie Johnson season to offer ideas for inspired gifting.

Take a peek below and then be sure to check your inboxes (or our Facebook page) early next week, as we’ll be launching a special promotion to make shopping for Mom even sweeter.

Happy browsing and as always, travel chic!




1.  ML Traveler

A perennial best-seller, our ML Traveler is the Cadillac of cosmetic carry-alls.  With two snap-out mesh pouches, a removable clear zip pouch, clear wall pocket, and removable mirror, it may be the most versatile piece in our organizational arsenal.

Pictured here in:  Sag Harbor

2.  Luggage Tag

Dress up a boring black suitcase with this striking luggage tag, making for easy identification at baggage claim. Designed with the fashionable frequent flyer in mind!

Pictured here in:  Mumbai Coral

3.  Laura Large Trapezoid

This trapezoid shaped zip top case boasts a wide base to sit upright on your countertop or vanity.  Laura provides plenty of storage space, while its sleek shape allows it to travel well.  Try one for Mom in this rich turquoise patent, trimmed in metallic silver.

Pictured here in:  Laguna Turquoise


4.  Jenny Train Case

Take it from me, as someone who spends a lot of time on the road, the Jenny Train Case is the perfect go-to for both long trips and weekend getaways.  I love the interior elastic that straps products in place, and the bonus clear zip pouch and removable mirror.  If your Mom is a frequent traveler, this is definitely the bag for her!

Pictured here in:  Mumbai Fuchsia

5.  Katie Folding Cosmetic

With two interior clear zip pockets, this charming case secures with snap closure and is the perfect size to hold makeup basics, while its stylish shape means it’s too cute to be kept hidden inside your handbag.  The Katie is always a favorite, and it’s oh so pretty in soft beige patent, highlighted by subtle specks of metallic gold.

Pictured here in:  Laguna Buff

6.  Fiona Dome Cosmetic

This enchanting half-moon shaped cosmetic bag promises eternal summer in vibrant rainbow raffia.  The perfect every day makeup case.

Pictured here in:  Bermuda


7.  Grace Brush Case

Grace is one of our most popular makeup cases, with five brush pockets and plenty of space for beauty essentials.  Great for taking on the go, and the colorful palm print exterior means it will always be easy to find inside your bag!

Pictured here in:  South Beach

8.  Martha Large Briefcase

A brand new style introduced in 2014, Martha provides serious storage for your beauty arsenal.  Equipped with three roomy and removable zip pouches (two fabric, one plastic), a large clear zip wall pocket, and tall handles to carry or hang over a bathroom door, this cosmetic briefcase is an amazing gift for product-loving Moms!

Pictured here in:  Mumbai Turquoise

9.  Jumbo Zip Cosmetic

For travel or for life, this emerald green jumbo sized case is simply a bright and pretty way to carry and store lots and lots of beauty products.  Mom will be amazed at how much it holds!

Pictured here in:  Miami Green

10. Medium Flat Pouch

Fill our Medium Flat Pouch with essentials – everything from band aids to hair ties to makeup to jewelry – and keep at the ready inside your handbag.  A beautiful basic Mom will be sure to love.

Pictured here in:  Mumbai Buff


Our best-selling Stephanie Johnson Mumbai Collection is back!  Equal parts exotic and chic, brilliant gold stars twinkle against a backdrop of ornate metallic gold bengaline, highlighted by circular bursts of vibrant color. To explore India’s most populous city, I’d favor light, gauzy chiffons and silks in vivid colors, bold statement gems, and of course, gold.  Here a few standout pieces to make you feel like the Belle of Bollywood:

1.  Kate Spade Chandelier Earrings in Pink Multi

2.  Emilio Pucci Tragara Silk Scarf in Pink

3.  Alice and Olivia Chiffon Maxi Skirt

4.  Straw Bucket Hat

5.  Kenneth Jay Lane Coral Cuff Bracelet

6.  Jack Rogers Hamptons Thong Sandals

7.  Louche Floral Print Maxi Dress



Chic Traveler:  Alexandra Youdeem

Occupation: Founder, The Local Foreigner

Hometown: New York

A dual French and American citizen born in New York and educated in France and the UK, Alexandra has relished every opportunity to explore and engage with worlds different from her own.  Recognizing the need for a higher degree of personalization and a more empathetic approach to trip curation, Alexandra launched The Local Foreigner, a one-stop shop for inspiration, insider insight, and comprehensive planning.

Dream destination?

Where the sky and earth merge, the world’s largest mirror, the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia.

What’s on your plane play list?

I am a huge fan of French new wave cinema so I try to download at least one new movie on my iPad before each flight.

Your guilty pleasure while traveling?

Getting at least one deep tissue massage.

Is there a particular destination that inspires your creativity?  

Train rides really arouse my imagination.  Staring out onto rapidly changing landscapes gives me a lot of peace and perspective.

What’s the most stylish city/locale you’ve visited?  Anywhere in particular where the fashion/beauty/women’s personal style really blew you away?

Though to many it may sound cliché- Paris will always stand out as the most stylish city in the world.  Women pull off tomboy chic so well it’s sexy!

If you were introducing a world traveling friend to SJ for the first time, what’s the first piece you’d recommend they buy?

The Jumbo Zip Cosmetic – it fits way more than you think.  I use it to carry all sorts of things my iPad, chargers, wallet, passport… I love it!Alexandra-Youdeem-3


Next on your Stephanie Johnson wish list?

The ML Traveler in Mumbai Turquoise.

Favorite travel ritual or souvenir: (Do you always visit a local book shop?  Hunt down the best cappuccino?  Pick up a tree ornament depicting your destination?)

I always try and check out the modern art museum, if there is one – I find it’s the best and fastest way to gain exposure to local pop culture.

Your personal travel style: (Do you like a luxury resort?  A private hideaway?  Do you prefer to lie on the beach?  Explore the countryside?)

I love unique properties – exploring a new destination can be so much more fun if you stay somewhere that has its own story or history.

The one thing that you cannot leave home without?

My 1978 Canon A-1 camera.  It was a gift from my uncle and it takes the most incredible shots.

Your happy place / Favorite travel destination?

That’s like picking your favorite child – but if I had to pick, I would have to say Istanbul, Tokyo, and Copenhagen are among my top 10 favorite cities.

Favorite pre-travel or travel-friendly beauty routine?

Getting in a workout, preferably Rique’s Soulcycle class the morning I fly out.

First drink in the air:  H2O, champagne or OJ?

Champagne :)

Go-to luggage brand?

Tumi all the way!  Knowing that each bag has a GPS tracker gives me peace of mind when checking luggage.


Checked bag or carry-on?

Carry-on all the way, unless I am traveling for 2 weeks +

On your reading list?

1984 by George Orwell.

Plane food or bring your own?

Bring my own – I get food anxiety, I’m always afraid I’ll be starving on the plane and a bag of peanuts just won’t do.

Window or aisle?


How often do you fly?

Enough to make people think I don’t actually live in NY.

Go-to flying ‘uniform?’

Sweats & a blowout are a must! 



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