We are excited to introduce Abbe Held, the creative director, behind the designer handbag line Kooba. As Megs and Vlad plan their next trip to NYC, and line up their meetings, we are thrilled to think about the interviews, insider information and fun details we will be able to share with you upon their return. We’ve been in contact with the wonderful people at Kooba and while in NYC Megs and Vlad will have the opportunity to meet Abbe in person. But, until the full interview occurs, we thought we would whet your appetite just a tad. Abbe was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us and we love that we can offer some insight to all of our readers. We hope you enjoy this teaser and eagerly await the full interview like we do!

PB: Abbe, how did you originally get involved in the handbag world?

Abbe Held: Actually, it was my mother who got me involved;.she has a great passion for accessories and vintage shopping and continues to be my style inspiration. As we shopped for bags, we would never find exactly what we wanted to wear – handbags that had an edge or contemporary sense of style. Living in New York City, I was struck by how much sameness there was in the marketplace, so my mother and I took the leap and founded Kooba.

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  • Sarah

    Thank you so much! I love Kooba and really look forward to more from Abbe

  • patois

    It’s whet (as in sharpen) not wet.

  • Anilu Magloire

    I love all three of my Koobas!!! Great stuff for fall too :)

  • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs

    Fixed the typo Patois!

  • Beverly Morten

    There was an article in Lucky Magaizine about your patent Bag for 225 Kooba, HSN.COM but when I went on HSN site I could not fine your over sized satchel inthree colors ?