Co-founders Katie McShane and Lois Eliason   

Co-founders Katie McShane and Lois Eliason


The name “Post-“ is adopted from renegade artistic movements that challenged the status quo.  In this spirit, our mission is to maintain the vitality of the independent designer and artist in local communities by growing the conversation between the traditional arts and fashion.

Over the last 6 years, we have accomplished this by collaborating with talented artists, artisans, and designers to create unique handbags and accessories that are inspired by artists and trends from the Italian Renaissance to Post-Modernist movement.

Produced in limited editions, each piece from every Post- collection is to be coveted and enjoyed over the years.

Post- is committed to supporting domestic and local economies by sourcing all materials and labor in the U.S. and Minneapolis, MN.


Co-Founders Katie McShane and Lois Eliason met when Katie enrolled in a graduate seminar on Italian Renaissance Sculpture led by Lois. Katie and Lois's common interest in art history, education as well as fashion and design is the foundation for Post- accessories.

Graduate Thesis Title

Lois: "The Virgin's Sacred Belt and the Fifteenth-Century Artistic Commissions at Santo Stefano, Prato" (Ph.D. 2004)

Katie: "Mid-Twentieth Century Modernism: Edward Larrabee Barnes and the Walker Art Center" (M.A. 2006)

Can't Live Without


  • Frye Boots
  • Nikibiki camisoles
  • My prayer malas
  • Evan Healy Rose Vetiver Day Moisturizer
  • Strong Coffee


  • Oatmeal and anything gummy
  • Corso Como ballet flats
  • Chanel lipstick
  • Smith's Rosebud lip salve
  • The New York Times, Sunday Edition

Favorite TV

Lois: Mad Men

Katie: Entourage

Reading List


  • Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
  • Dalai Lama, Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama
  • Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point


  • Nancy Milford, Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Nancy Milford, Zelda: A Biography
  • Anton Gill, Art Lover: A Biography of Peggy Guggenheim
  • John Irving, A Prayer For Owen Meany

Always in My Purse


  • MAC "Desire"
  • Paper Mate medium point pens
  • a current day planner
  • Tums
  • Halls Vitamin C Drops (Citrus)


  • Anything MAC
  • collection of rosaries
  • photos of my daughter
  • green apple gum
  • goldfish

Places I've Lived


  • California
  • New Jersey
  • the Netherlands
  • Italy


  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Connecticut
  • Italy

Vacation Destination

Lois: Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Katie: Lourdes, France