Handmade in Brooklyn

The Idea


Native New Yorker Kathy Karadza started making purses in her down time while working backstage on Broadway shows. She used leftover fabrics from costumes to learn how to make handbags. Enough coworkers noticed her bags and asked to purchase them or for custom orders, and soon enough, her hobby became a small business. Her background in costume design adds to her extensive knowledge of fine fabrics, leather, and fabrication methods. Her work has been sold in boutiques throughout New York City and at local craft fairs.

Style & Quality

Quality leathers, lining fabrics, and hardware are used in every piece. Ms. Karadza makes an effort to use repurposed and recycled materials in her work as well.

Her pieces range from classy to whimsical, from basic black to bright, colorful pieces that play with shapes.

100% Handmade

Each piece is designed and handmade by Ms. Karadza in her studio in Brooklyn, New York.