CrystalynKae

sustainably chic vegan handbags, laptop totes and hobos

New York, United States On Etsy since 2005

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CrystalynKae

sustainably chic vegan handbags, laptop totes and hobos

New York, United States | 477 Sales

Announcement    SUSTAINABLY CHIC HANDBAGS MADE IN THE USA. . .
For nearly 20 years, Crystalyn Kae Accessories has designed handbags and accessories produced from ethically sourced and reclaimed materials. Beloved by fashion mavens and independent spirits alike, the Crystalyn Kae handbag is a symbol of socially-conscious style.

Each of our unique bags and accessories are created with a blend of sustainable materials and made in the USA.


All bags are original designs © 2001-2018 Crystalyn Kae Brennan

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Last updated on Jul 24, 2018

SUSTAINABLY CHIC HANDBAGS MADE IN THE USA. . .
For nearly 20 years, Crystalyn Kae Accessories has designed handbags and accessories produced from ethically sourced and reclaimed materials. Beloved by fashion mavens and independent spirits alike, the Crystalyn Kae handbag is a symbol of socially-conscious style.

Each of our unique bags and accessories are created with a blend of sustainable materials and made in the USA.


All bags are original designs © 2001-2018 Crystalyn Kae Brennan

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About CrystalynKae

Sales 477
On Etsy since 2005

handbag architect, vintage shopping ninja

My collage of skills is a blend of my shared family skills, college education, and small business experience.

I was born into a family of entrepreneurs and sewing is a multi-generational skill handed down to me. From an early age, I would work with my mom to sew my school clothes, and by age 12 I made my first bag: a duffel bag for gym class.

I took my love of sewing and fashion to Washington State University where I earned my BA degree in Fashion Merchandising. Then I moved to England for an internship at Liberty of London in the womens buying office - where I got my first taste of Fashion Week. After college, I worked for several years as a Merchandise Manager – selecting seasonal collections at JC Penney before I decided to create my current label, in 2001.

Crystalyn Kae began first as a storefront, selling artwork and handcrafted goods of other artist’s work – in addition to my own designs. By 2005, my business had grown to a point that I needed to focus solely on my own line. I created my first collection of purses out of reclaimed materials: men’s plaid wool pants. I filled a suitcase with bags and took them door to door to boutiques, eventually expanding to wholesale shows in San Francisco & New York City. Since that time my brand has expanded to a nationwide loyal following.

About the bags: Since 2001, Crystalyn Kae Accessories has designed and produced women’s handbags and accessories from ethically sourced and reclaimed materials. Founded in Seattle, the company relocated to NYC in 2013. Crystalyn Kae products are available in over 40 specialty boutiques, our online store and at selected sales events across the country. You can follow Crystalyn's creative journey on her blog.

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  • Crystalyn Brennan

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Bag Lady

    I am inspired by color, pattern, texture and natural beauty. I've been in business for over 15 years, and create all my bags by hand in my studio at Pratt's Fashion Design Accelerator in Brooklyn, NY

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