About Us

Sustainably Chic Handbags made in USA . . .

Celebrating 15 years in business, Crystalyn Kae designs 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.

Our handmade hobos, totes, and cross-body bags are created with a unique blend of sustainable materials and made in the USA. Our bags carry everything you need, durably protecting your valuables in rain or shine. Adjustable straps and versatile inner pockets keep you organized and ready for work, play, or travel.

We are very passionate about colors and fiber content, and place our custom patterns one by one to spotlight the uniqueness of the print.  As seasons change, so do our handbags: new designs, styles, and colors, adding dimension to our signature classics. We are committed to our core mission of creating original, handcrafted accessories using earth- and animal-friendly materials.

Crystalyn Kae products are available in over 40 specialty boutiques in the USA and globally, as well as our online store. Our beautiful handbags have been featured in InStyle, Women's Health, Lucky, Yoga Journal, and more.

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crystalyn kae's handbag workshop at Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator



About Crystalyn . . .

handbag designer crystalyn brennan in her workshop

Inspired by her Pacific Northwest roots and the energy of American cities, Crystalyn Brennan designs custom handbags for women with a grounded and global sense of style.

Crystalyn’s first encounter with the magic of unconventional style began with childhood Saturdays with her grandfather Jack. Dressed to the nines with his own odd flair for fashion, mixing red plaid with yellow argyle and donning his white perforated leather shoes and matching belt, Jack’s choices were rarely understood and often mocked. Crystalyn, a kindred soul, took the time to grasp her grandfather’s unique style. Nearly 20 years later, she used those same plaid pants and vintage floral fabric in her first collection, which was enthusiastically received by boutiques and press alike.

Crystalyn leads design and production for Crystalyn Kae handbags, drawing inspiration from quality vintage fabrics, rich color palettes, with emphasis on style and function. In 2015, Crystalyn was selected as a Venture Fellow at Pratt University's Brooklyn Fashion Design Accelerator, where her workshop now resides. She personally oversees hand craftsmanship, regularly visits retail boutiques, and frequently makes appearances at special events.

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