The Georgie & Lou story really began in the 1970s when Co-founders Mimi Kuchman and Lori Manzer were little girls, each growing up in families partial to the outdoors, racquet sports and frequent family gatherings. Though much has changed throughout the years, Mimi and Lori still love being outdoors and being active.
In 2017, Lori saw opportunity emerging out of Pickleball, one of the fastest growing sports in the country. She went looking for an appropriate bag to gift her mother, an avid player, and she could not find one that functioned well and looked fashionable. Mimi felt this as well – she and her husband had just become interested in pickleball, and she knew practical-but-fashionable accessories in the space were non-existent. The two had previously become acquainted through mutual friends and quickly recognized they would be perfect business partners for a new venture. Georgie & Lou was born the following year.
Georgie & Lou is named for the founders’ grandparents, George and Mary Louise whom, in turn, the founders are actually named for as well; Mary “Mimi” Louise Kuchman and Lori Georgian Manzer.
I purchased The Parker several months ago and couldn’t be happier! I have purchased several other bags for my Pickleball necessaries in the past but just didn’t love them. This bag has tons of little and big pockets that fits everything I need for several hours out on the courts. Had a hard time deciding on the right color for me but there isn’t a wrong choice, they are all adorable and super functional!
I have purchased three pickle ball bags and I love them!!! And I don’t play the game. I use them for everyday use and for travel! They go where I go! The bag holds everything I need and best of all it is SO comfortable! I have a friend who also loves it for travel and finds it very comfortable. There is a place for books, water bottle, etc! Great purchase! I think I need the animal print one!
Well…..I have never played pickle ball, but I purposely purchased the bag because I like the way it looks and the pockets…I carried it on a flight to Texas and was impressed how easy and comfortably it rode on my shoulders (full to the brim)….I did not have any issues with it at all. – I would say “great design ladies”.
I have been playing Pickleball for probably 6 years. I have used everything I could find to carry my paddle, balls ,knee brace etc. it was crazy until I found this bag! Love love it. Not only is it absolutely beautiful, and of course us girls need BEAUTIFUL, but it is so functional! Everything fits perfectly in its place. No more struggling to find my keys, water spilled in my bag etc. no more hanging bag on chairs it has a great hook to hang on fence. I can carry both my paddles with plenty of room. And my flip flops even fit in it for after the game… I can’t recommend this bag highly enough. Every Pickleball player needs one! 👍
This is the best PB bag and it is every bit as cute as it is functional!. My paddle, balls and personal items are organized and I am loving the clip that hooks the bag to a fence. It keeps my bag off the ground and is easy to access during play. It’s a huge bonus that it is great looking and works well when I have to make stops before or after PB. Georgie and Lou thought of everything when designing this bag!
I love this bag. It is stylish, holds everything in an organized way and it is really comfortable to carry as well. When I have to run an errand after pickleball or we go grab a drink, I never feel like I am carrying an athletic bag which is an added bonus! I appreciate that it has two different straps: one short and one cross body. I often use it as a cross body because the strap is so cute and it is comfortable but the short strap is great when you need to grab and go and it is surprisingly comfortable as well, not too short and not too long. Another great feature is the water bottle holder. I have no idea why but, on other bags, putting my big water bottle on the side makes the bag feel lopsided but I have noticed this does not happen with this bag. I am very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend this bag for pickleball or just because it is so darn cute!