3 Dallas Handbag Designers to Know

1Kelly Wynne
If you like bold patterns inspired by nature and feminine flair then Kelly Wynne’s designs are for you. Her leather handbags mimic exotic materials like snakeskin and stingray (without the hefty price tag) and come in flashy colors such as rose gold and ruby. All of her bags are topped off with her signature KW emblem in gold, sterling, or rhinestone. 

2Susie Straubmueller 
Inspired by legendary  European handbag designers, Susie Straubmueller learned the art of leather tanning and crafting at the factory that supplies Chanel and Dior with their materials. The European influence is evident in her aesthetic. Clean lines and no visible hardware make these bags out-on-the-town and office appropriate.

3Charlotte Max 
Growing up, Michelle Lockhart always admired her grandmother’s collection of Lucite bags. This obsession eventually turned into a business, which she named in honor of her inspiration. The clutches—anything but old-fashioned—come in an array of hues and shapes and are embellished with geodes, pearls, and rhinestones.

Bags featured above from left: Clearly Chic Staidum Clutch, $425, available at the Dallas Museum of Art, Secretos bag in Candy Apple Python, $2,100 , available by appointment, Halo bag in Prism, $355 available at Haven Boutique and online

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