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- Sleek, East/West-style hobo bag made of vintage leather.
- Holds your wallet, sunglasses, cell phone, and a few cosmetic items.
- Single shoulder strap with O-ring accents.
- Side exterior zip pocket adds storage.
- Top two-way zip closure.
- Bottom Width: 18 in
- Depth: 2 1⁄2 in
- Height: 9 in
- Strap Length: 10 in
- Strap Drop: 6 in
- Weight: 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.
Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 22 reviews.
Top Positive Review
2 people found this review helpful.
Beautiful Bag! I ordered the Sage color and it is a gorgeous olive green! You have to appreciate this kind of the leather though. I bought a bag with almost the same leather/color in Paris and it only gets better with age. It has a slight shine to it and when it starts to wear it looks even better... very vintage. I don't love the inside lining pattern but the pockets make up for it and the size is perfect. Handle is nice and wide, comfy on the shoulder but probably shorter than you'll expect. Overall, great look & shape!Read more » « Show less August 10, 2007 by Anonymous
Top Critical Review
1 person found this review helpful.
I hate to break up such a positive take! I bought this bag in black and a Sandra and another from the international collection of vintage distressed leather. A friend recommended the line. I could not believe my eyes, and it looks like no one saw it my way. If you put a gloss finish on a distressed or pleated bag it looks like plastic. Italian leather and HOBO knows how to do this, looks so rich on a solid flat surface. When you add crinkles, it looks like a supermarket plastic bag. The inside is beautiful. I would gladly wear it inside out! Lovely tapestry inside, fake leather outside. Thin and crappy. The Sandra came folded in half. That said it all. I am doing this review on only this bag, but that whole collection was awful. I tried HARD to convince myself this bag was nice. The style was fine. FLAT or bumpy leather for this design and the Sandra which is so much longer than high, I had a see saw. My husband came home and said "where'd you get that piece of c--p?" The sepia is the worst. It's RED and plastic. Hobo makes some gorgeous stuff. How you can think this is nice leather (look at the weight and crinkles) is beyond me. Very nice fake bags. All three back after pondering for days. I could not keep any on my shoulder without laughing. Years ago, I bought Tano. Then, bags were gorgeous Italian leather and very high priced. I predicted that return and withstood the ridicule. Their first group was appalling! Also shiny and plastic. They grew up fast. Looks like Hobo is as well. I hope so. Even Coach is playing catch - up. Their newest Carly is a copy of Tano boogie Bucket line! Now that bag comes in many choices of leather. I collect handbags. This is my opinion. So many choices. Plastic? Worth 10 bucks to me! Way to ruin a beautiful design, lining not included. Look AGAIN, Pleeeeese.Read more » « Show less April 29, 2007 by Anonymous
Beautiful Bag! I ordered the Sage color and it is a gorgeous olive green! You have to appreciate this kind of the leather though. I bought a bag with almost the same leather/color in Paris and it only gets better with age. It has a slight shine to it and when it starts to wear it looks even better... very vintage. I don't love the inside lining pattern but the pockets make up for it and the size is perfect. Handle is nice and wide, comfy on the shoulder but probably shorter than you'll expect. Overall, great look & shape!
- Anonymous - customer
- from California
- August 10, 2007
Lovely Bag - I have this bag in the Ocean color and I love it. I needed a large bag that would hold everything that I would need in a day and I must admit I was very nervous as I bought this bag online going only by pictures. (I think I drove my roommate a little bit nuts with my concerns: What if it wasn’t large enough? What if it was too large? It looks a little bit shiny in this picture. I don’t want a reflective bag!) But I finally got my bag and I love it. The front zip pocket is perfect for easy access to a cell or even a small wallet. It was a lot flatter than I was expecting. I was concerned that because it is not very deep that I would have issues placing items inside it. I do not. I can even fit my small Nalgene bottle in the back corner and you can’t even tell it’s there. Even when I have everything that I need inside of it, it still keeps its slim shape and does not look bulky. I am delighted to own this bag.
- Anonymous - customer
- from New York City
- October 1, 2006
I ordered this purse in a beautiful citrus yellow and love it. I love the color, shape, size and workmanship. It is just big enough and not too big. It stays on your shoulder so well. Love the small phone/key compartment outside. I have always wanted an orange purse and unfortunately saw this same one in zinnia, a very vibrant orange so I splurged and ordered that, too. It arrived yesterday and is gorgeous. This is my third Hobo bag and you cannot find matching quality anywhere!
- Mary L - customer
- from Waynesboro, Virginia
- September 27, 2011
This bag has several great features. The little side zip compartment is the perfect place to store and access cell phone and keys. The wide strap makes it very comfortable and it sits well on the shoulder. It is simple inside as there are not tons of compartments to lose things.
- Anonymous - customer
- from Richmond, VA
- August 14, 2011
I've been searching for a well-constructed, high fashion bag in a color other than black for a long time. I chose the Paulette because of the interesting shape as well as the eye-popping color (zinnia red). I am pleased with the bag. The leather is soft and not plasticky. The leather smells wonderful! Be warned that the zinnia color is more orange than red. I like the color, but it may not suit your taste if you are expecting a redder color. There is just enough metal hardware on the strap to look trendy. Overall, I'm pleased with the look and quality of this bag.
- Anonymous - customer
- from Austin, Texas
- June 14, 2011