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- This leather north/south convertible shoulder bag is functional, versatile and perfect for work or weekend fun.
- Single shoulder strap.
- Front exterior zip and flap pockets.
- Top zip closure.
- Interior lining with a back wall zip pocket, pen holders and multifunctional slip pockets.
- Bottom Width: 12 1⁄2 in
- Depth: 3 1⁄2 in
- Height: 18 in
- Handle Length: 18 in
- Handle Drop: 8 in
- Accessory Strap Length: 36 in
- Accessory Strap Drop: 20 in
- Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz
- Please note, the hardware color and interior lining may differ from the color shown in the photo.
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Toni had been creating unique accessories for years as the co-founder of Georgetown Leather Design in Washington, DC., the 'in' place for the hippie crowd to buy cool leather goods during the 60's and 70's. In those days, the bags were made by hand in the basement of the shop. Toni's handcrafted leather goods were soon recognized as being fashionable and hip. Every piece had her signature style.
Then in 1991, she cashed in her life-savings, bought a beat-up van and convinced her daughter and future son-in-law, Koren and David, to head to New York to sell the first 'Hobo' collection.
Her philosophy for Hobo; women's accessories should be both stylish and practical. Toni believed that quality and 'cool' never go out of style. Her passion for creative design and purposeful details became a way of life at Hobo.
This philosophy resonated with women everywhere who were looking for fun, functional accessories to express their individual style. Over the years, Hobo's handbags and small leather goods have earned a loyal following for their practical features, iconic shapes and affordable pricing. WWD has called Hobo one of the country’s most "fun and funky" accessories brands.
In 2006, Toni turned over the brand to Koren and David Brewer, her family and business partners for those fifteen years. The second-generation Hobos follow the founding principles of fashion and function and still infuse the same passion and creativity into their vision for this ever-expanding lifestyle brand. Koren and her design team stay true to Toni's early philosophies, while exploring new and innovative ways to meet the needs of today's busy, fashion-savvy woman. As an added plus, Koren and David are thrilled to have Toni living two doors down to serve up handbag wisdom and help out with the couple's four kids.
Twenty years later, the Hobo brand has come a long way from handbags designed on the dining room table to a multi-million dollar accessory business. In March of 2012, Hobo opened its first flagship store in downtown Annapolis, MD, showing support and loyalty to its hometown and local community. The true heritage spirit of crafting fashionable, smart accessories in quality materials remains the driving philosophy of the company today.
Really big bag, but really light. This is one of my largest bags, but it's amazing how lightweight the leather is! It's definitely large and can look like a garment bag against my small frame (5'2), but I love that I can get my magazines, iPad, and notebooks into it. I keep my sunglasses, phone and keys in the outside pockets for quick access. I really like Hobo Int'l bags and this is my 5th one.
- Tina S - customer
- from Los Angeles
- June 25, 2011
Love. This is a rich, uber-stylish, super-functional bag I can't wait to break out for travel instead using of my schleppy Jansport backpack! Really well made, great quality leather with tons of pockets. If you aren't afraid of color, go for it!
- Qmsterling - customer
- from Minneapolis
- March 13, 2011
I just purchased my 5th Hobo Int. Explorer. I love this bag because the exterior pockets and the look. Everything I need most of the time is in the outside pockets. Keys, credit cards and cell phone. But I’m disappointed about the zipper pulls. Where did the metal logo zipper pulls go!!! They were the signature piece on this bag. So please put them back on your next Explorer!!!
- Anonymous - customer
- from North Carolina
- February 24, 2010
I "love" this bag. I have another one for summer in apple green! The pockets on the front are great. Total easy access for cell, keys, lipstick...whatever you hate digging for. I wear it as a crossbody, but the top handle is nice too. If I could I'd get it in taupe...or maybe I will. The leather is light...so carrying it doesn't break your arm. All around, it "rocks."
I'd also recommend: Cole Hann..finally they have nice styles.
- Kat R - customer
- from Foster City, CA
- May 12, 2011
I had been eying this bag for a couple of years. I don't know why I waited so long. It's the perfect weekday/workday bag. Large main compartment with plenty of room for essentials, sunglasses, eye glasses, a scarf or light sweater-even an iPad. Like all Hobo bags this one has great organizer pockets, both inside and outside. Nice soft distressed leather. Having a choice of shoulder strap or cross body strap makes this very versatile. Only complaint: the zipper for the main compartment sticks a bit and can't be pulled closed with one hand.
- Dana C - customer
- from New York
- April 26, 2013