Welcome to Karen Stern Original!

As a visual artist, I love to design objects that I find aesthetically pleasing. The color, texture, and design of the fabric found on the inside of the bag is just as important to me as the fabric on the outside.

I love bags—tote bags, handbags, evening bags—and I am constantly redesigning the “ideal” bag for my current state of mind. One unvarying requirement is easy organization (I love pockets!) and I make it a priority to design each bag thinking of where essential belongings will go. One of my favorite things about being a designer is that I get to create things exactly as I would like them and that creative freedom is something that I am proud to pass along to my customers. I am happy to take custom orders or to design your bag with you. If you would like extra pockets, a zipper in a bag that ordinarily wouldn’t have one, or a shoulder strap instead of two handles, these are all changes I am happy to make with you. Plus, when you custom order, you have your choice of fabrics!

New bags are always evolving as I come up with new ideas, so if there are styles you would like to see in the future, please let me know.

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