About Us

Sustainably Chic Handbags made in USA . . .

Since 2001, Crystalyn Kae's mission has been to design and create original, handcrafted accessories made from ethically sourced and reclaimed materials here in the USA. Beloved by women with a grounded and global aesthetic, a Crystalyn Kae accessory is a symbol of socially-conscious style.
Passionate about saturated color and texture Crystalyn places custom patterns individually to spotlight the uniqueness of the print and add dimension to her signature classics. 
The thoughtfully considered collection of bags and accessories are designed to carry all of your daily needs and to protect your valuables in rain or shine.  Adjustable straps and versatile inner pockets keep you organized and ready for work, play, or travel.
Crystalyn Kae products are available in over 40 specialty boutiques in the USA and globally, as well as online,  and  have been featured in InStyle, Vegetarian Times, Whole Living, Yoga Journal, Mind Body Green, Ecouterre 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


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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