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HDS MEDALLION®

Welcome to HDS MEDALLION®
Designer CarryAll Bags for Mobility Devices
  

Introducing Jewel Swirl - a brand new Demi-Premier bag for those who love purple.  

Swirls of small splashes of violet, lavendar, purple, red, tangerine and pink add depth to the deep purple background.  As an accent, our designer used a red ribbon with a dainty scalloped edge and a muted violet center ribbon.  Subtle elegance!!!

For more information on our bags, here are topics you may find useful:

OVERVIEW            FOUR COLLECTIONS          OUR BLOG/FACEBOOK

EXHIBITING           DISCUSSION       

OVERVIEW: These fashionable bags in four collections provide purse-like functionality for use on mobility devices such as electric, manual or transport wheelchairs, walkers, power chairs, medical scooters, etc. More importantly, they epitomize a fashion rule we recently read.  "There's only one fashion rule: if it makes you feel awesome, wear it."  Karen Walrond

Visit our product pages and identify which bags best reflect your loved one's, friend's or your own unique style and beauty from whimsical to elegant. Then figure out which type of bag fits the mobility device whether it is the the new Metro, Demi-Premier, Classic or Premier Collections. Then buy through our product pages

FOUR COLLECTIONS

Metro Bags are a direct response to many requests for a larger bag (16.5" HDS MEDALLION Silver Reptile Metro BagX 12" X 4") and one that closes with a zipper for more security in a crowd.  The collection starts with leopard and silver-black reptile prints - classy yet durable. With its adjustable, detachable straps, you can use it on most mobility devices and even carry it as a shoulder bag.
  

Demi-Premier Bags are smaller bags (13" X 10") with two types of straps. Four of our Demi's have straps that permanently attach to the front of the bag, but are adjustable in length to accommodate different devices. They close with  snaphooks on the back of the bag.  They are great on thin to medium armed power chairs and on the backs of smaller wheelchairs (16" or less) and on low backed chairs such as Colours or Ti's. Our newest bag, Imperial Indigo, has detachable, adjustable straps giving even more flexibility to fit a wide variety of devices.
 

Classic Bags (15" x 12") are great on thin armed power chairs, walkers, scooters, transport wheelchairsHDS MEDALLION Classic Bags and wheelchairs with a bar in the back you or your caretaker can reach. Its velco-like attachment system is easy to use.   
 

Premier Bags (15" x 12") work best on the back of manual wheelchairs with handles, power chairs especially thick HDS MEDALLION Demi-Premier Leopard - a Chic smaller bag.armed ones, bigger scooters, tall walkers and other devices.  If you use multiple devices, these are versatile enough to work on them with the detachable, adjustable straps.  Plus you can configure its straps to carry it as a regular handbag or shoulder bag.

Every bag is also displayed in our product section .

 

 

OUR BLOG & FACEBOOK PAGE

Check out the articles on our weekly blog, at http://www.designermobilitybags.com/ where we try to keep you up to date on events, activities and achievements of people using mobility devices or otherwise disabled. We would love to have your comments and opinions.  We think you'll enjoy reading about these interesting people, events and devices, etc.

Facebook: We have over 8,400 likes on FB and a number of pictures plus 3 short videos including two of Auti Angel's Dance Workshop at Boston.  Also check out what our customers and friends say about us. Please "Like" us at our address on FB - www.facebook.com/HDSMedallion.  We always announce sales and news from there as well as on our website.

EXHIBITING

We just completed the Houston's Abilities Expo July 25th - 27th. Houston is home to our designer, Sharon Richardson, so we love being there. We saw returning customers which at times felt like old home week.  And had many touching moments along with fun and laughter.  One of our customers, Claudia Salley, was the subject of a Discovery Health Documentary, Pregnant and Paralyzed, a few years back.  Hearing her story was inspirational.  We'll write more about her story in our blog.  We also met some lovely new friends. Next up is Boston in September.

She's off to Duke with 2 HDS MEDALLION BagsWe were a first time exhibitor at the Little Peoples Association National Conference July 6 - 8 in San Diego.  For those Little People who use mobility devices, they overwhelmingly use medical scooters and all of our bags work on scooters.  Another plus to our bags for Little People, is that they make great shoulder or cross body bags for those who do not need to use a mobility device,  but want a stylish bag to carry. 

We had a wonderful moment at the LPA conference when a young woman and her mother came by.  They were introduced to us at the 2013 Houston Expo and bought 2 bags for the young woman who was headed to Duke for college.  We had used this picture on the bookmark we give out at all expos and on our Facebook banner.  This was all news to her and she was so excited.  So special to see her walking and still happy with her bags. 

For the first time we exhibited at the Chicago Abilities Expo in Schaumburg, IL.  The ladies in the midwest seemed to love our bags and we also heard from men who are encouraging us to develop a bag for them.

We also had a great time at the Metro NY/NJ Abilities Expo (May 2-4).  It was great to meet new people who had never visited our booth in prior shows.  And then the best - more than a few previous customers came by to show us how well their bags were doing and some to buy another bag.  Some were on their 3rd or 4th bag. 

Two people came by to show us bags they had damaged inadvertently.  They caught them on a lift and on a door jam and ripped them badly.  And one washed their bag in a regular washer.  Needless to say, the decorative items on the ribbon were demolished.  We worked with them to get new bags that worked better for them and discussed things to avoid.  Some things we learned from them:

  • Don't overstuff the bag - this makes it stick out beyond the armrest further and makes it more vulnerable to catching on something.
  • When going through doors or engaging a lift, consider flipping the bag into your chair.
  • Follow washing instructions on our use & care page to keep bag intact.
     

Our first customer at the Boston Expo - HDS MEDALLION Bag - Princess Damask

In the meantime, here are some pictures of women and girls who purchased an HDS   MEDALLION Bag at the 2013 Abilities Expos.

 

This little cutie is probably one of the youngest users of our bags! She picked it out all by herself!

 

 

HDS MEDALLION Jewel Swirl  Bag Carried by Little PersonThis delightful young woman we met at the Little People's National Conference loved the idea of carrying Jewel Swirl as a shoulder bag.

Our Espresso Combo brought a great smile from this young woman - she was thrilled when her family said yes to the bag!

Aleen loves her HDS MEDALLION Bag - Premier Imperial Blue.

 

After being in a chair 11 years, this sweet lady bought herself something pretty for the very first time.  Very emotional time that ended in a great smile. 

 

 

This cute young woman really liked the Zebra Premier Bag for her chair.

 

 

 

His daughter is so joyous over her Demi bag named Zebra Daisy Dot Pink. Definitely better than a three point layup!

 

 

 

 

This device is really dressed up by the Classic Imperial Crimson Bag with its floral brass slide.  Picks up the red in this woman's scooter.

We have a large range of colors and patterns in our Classic and Premier Collections.  Seven patterns grace our Demi-Premier Collection and our new Metro Collection was started with two animal print bags. 

Check out our product pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

Welcome to HDS MEDALLION, the online source for Designer Carryall Bags to be used on walkers, medical scooters, wheelchairs, power chairs and other mobility devices. At HDS MEDALLION we believe women and girls who use a mobility device temporarily because of surgery or rehabilitation or permanently because of age, disease, injuries or physical conditions shouldn’t have to sacrifice their sense of style. In fact, they should celebrate it! 

Unlike the customary drab and medical bags that have no sense of flair or style, our distinctive mobility device carryall bags feature attractive quality fabrics and trims, feminine and functional designs, a strong sense of style with a range from whimsical to elegant patterns and colors. They beautify mobility devices and provide purse-like functionality - a marriage of fashion and function.

Women who use walkers, wheelchairs, scooters or power chairs shouldn’t be stripped of their unique fashion sense. With our designer walker bags or the versatile premier carryall bags, females of all ages can maintain their individual sense of style and have a functional carryall bag that works on mobility devices (regular handbags won't).  They'll keep all of their personal belongings at hand just like purses do for the able bodied.  In fact these women can change perceptions with fashion!

During our research and field testing while designing our carryall bags, we kept coming across the same complaint from women who have to use mobility devices: “Why can’t I just have a nice looking purse that will work on my device?” It’s a simple request and one we took to heart when we started our company. Having to use medical scooters, walkers, wheelchairs and/or power chairs that are often clinical, asexual, and unattractive can make women feel less feminine.

The lack of fashionable accessories for these devices only lessens their sense of individuality. Time and time again we hear this same complaint from women we meet at Abilities Expos.  This is exactly why we designed unique and distinctive walker bags (our Classic Collection) and wheelchair handbags  (Premier, Demi-Premier and Metro Collections) so women who use mobility devices can demonstrate their own fashion sense and also carry their belongings privately and safely.

We offer fourteen different styles of our Classic Carryall bags to match a wide variety of personal fashion tastes. From the bursting colors of our Paisley Punch Pink walker bag to the chic and contemporary black and white striped Zebra Party Animal carryall bag, we let women maintain their stylish persona by accessorizing walkers, medical scooters, transport wheelchairs and thin armed power chairs with fun, functional yet fashionable bags that express their personalities.

Introduced in May 2012, our Premier CarryAll Bags (15" x 12") are extremely versatile and fit well on the back of regular wheelchairs, on thick-armed power chairs as well as walkers, strollers, thin armed power chairs and even personal carts.  They have adjustable, detachable straps which help the bags fits the vast majority of mobility devices and even allow you to transform the bag into a normal shoulder bag anyone can carry.  So convenient and so distinctive.....just like you. We also introduced our first zippered Premier Bag, the Premier Silver & Black Reptile bag in May 2013.  A new denim look bag, Premier Denim Bouquet, was introduced in LA at the end of this February - it's really cool!

In November 2012, we introduced four Demi-Premier Bags for women or girls who want or need a smaller bag (13" x 10").  They work well on smaller wheelchairs or shorter power chairs as well as Colours and Ti Lite Wheelchairs.  Additionally some women just prefer smaller purses regardless of the device. The bag's straps on 4 of our demi-premier bags are permanently attached on the front and yet are adjustable and hook on the back of the bag allowing them to be adapted easily to different devices. We've watched a loving husband work to fit one of these bags beneath his wife's chair so she could use it by leaning down.

Our 2014 demis (Imperial Indigo, Leopard, Yellow Daylilies and Jewel Swirl) have detachable adjustable straps similar to those on premier bags for even more versatility. Check out our first waterproof bag, Whimsical Garden. It shouts fun with no worries with its black patent background and a fist full bright flowers.  The inside is also waterproof black with white polka-dots.

In May of last year, we also introduced our new Metro CarryAll Bags which were produced because of feedback we got at our first Abilities Expo in New Jersey.  Those ladies from the metropolitan areas wanted a larger bag which zipped to secure their possessions when they were on the back of their chairs in crowds.  The two bags we introduced, Metro Leopard and Metro Reptile, are 17"x 12" x 4" and have sturdy zippers.  We are working on developing a Metro in a bright color.

Great for a holiday or birthday gift, Mother's Day or just a nice present for someone who is disabled or entering rehabilitation, or a senior moving to an assisted living, group or a nursing home, our HDS MEDALLION® Designer CarryAll Bags will be welcome accessories for women who refuse to let circumstances define, steal or compromise their style.