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Brynn Capella

Brynn Capella

Self-taught from Cali, Brynn turned her in-between job into a business, which eventually brought her to Chicago. Her bags reflect elegance meets casual with luxurious Italian leather which are easily transitional between seasons and day-to-night. From her functional downtown carry-all tote to a very popular convertible cross-body bag, no detail is left undone from stylish studs to contrast stitching to leathers that get better, softer and more personal with age. Brynn's signature is also her logo, which is embossed in every piece.
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Best described as classic elegance meets everyday casual, her luxurious Italian leather handbags effortlessly transition wardrobes from day-to-night and season-to-season for everyday life. From her functional downtown carry-all tote to a very popular convertible cross-body bag, no detail is left undone from stylish studs to contrast stitching to leathers that get better, softer and more personal with age. Speaking of which, her collection is refreshingly age blind, as well. She creates for the boutique shopper and wants to design for her; a bag as unique and individual as she is, without the couture price tag. And like every true artist, Brynn's very own signature is her logo that is embossed into each piece.

Brynn turned her "in-between jobs" hobby into a business and let fate take the wheel. It brought her here, to her parent's hometown of Chicago, where she creates handbags with the perfect mix of her relaxed coastal upbringing and her urban Chicago lifestyle. The result is handbags that work as well with broken-in jeans and flip-flops as they do with a classic little black dress.

Brynn is self-taught; from a young age she had always been interested in fashion and by combining her creativity and knowledge of geometry, she was able to pick up sewing quickly. Over time she continued to challenge herself by adding more and more details to her bags just through trial and error, eventually strengthening her skills to where they are today.

You can take the girl out of California, but you can't take California out of the girl. Laid-back So Cal native, Brynn Capella, turned the Windy City into her home twelve years ago, but it is easy to see that much of her inspiration still comes from her native Cali roots.

When creating her bags, Brynn focuses on using supple Italian and South American leathers that get better, softer and more personal with age. She is all about clean, simple lines and likes to take a non structured, modern rustic approach in her designs. She also uses contrasting stitching and lining in order to create a three dimensional feel to her bags. Her bags are meant to be luxury for everyday, designing with friends in mind. Each bag is made for different personalities while still using the same overall design aesthetic.

As an American Designer, Brynn feels strongly about handcrafting locally, she makes all of her handbags in the city of Chicago. This enables her to have a hands on approach to maintain the highest customer service and standards for each handbag. Brynn doesn't want to over saturate any specific market. Part of this is that she really loves the discovery factor that almost gives a sense of exclusivity to her wearers. Another important element of her bags is that they are all multi-functional. Her bags receive compliments and recognition because they notice the unique style and they're not sold at every street corner. She is passionate about keeping her brand at the boutique level versus selling in big box department stores. Her philosophy that less is more will always be the base of her collection.

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