Kooba RyderOh how this brand holds such a special place in my heart. A Kooba bag was one of my very first designer handbag after all. As we gear up for Valentine’s Day, Kooba’s founder, creative director, and recent interviewee, Abbe Held, sheds a little Valentine’s Day insight.

Go out or stay in on Valentine’s Day? I definitely prefer staying in… it’s one of my daughters’ favorite holidays. They will never give up the opportunity to eat sweets!

Which would you prefer on Valentine’s Day, chocolate or flowers? Neither! A Thai Massage is sounding really good to me now. But, if I had to pick one of these two options, it’s definitely dark chocolate.

What is the best thing about NYC on Valentine’s Day? New York is great everyday! Valentine’s Day is no different for me.

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day this year? My husband and I are the worst planners, so I probably won’t know until 5pm that night.

What is the best Kooba gift for Valentine’s Day? Why? I can’t think of any better gift, but of course I’m partial;.for this Valentine’s Day I love the Ryder, Talia, and Kellyn. They are all great easy shapes and come in lots of fun, vibrant colors.

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  • kathy

    I’ve never seen this bag before. It looks like it wood be very comfortable to cary
    which is a must. It also seems to be roomy and that is also a plus. I would buy
    this bag if I could.

  • mdclark88

    Love the color. I’m hot for any purples even plums like this. The zippers are the defining detail that graps me. Very 80’s, but not tacky 80’s. And it has a bit of that 80’s punk feel, but still elegant enough for someone that never did that. So kind of my style these days (Beverly Hills/ Punk Chick).

  • Noida

    fave is my Dolce bag, but this one is cute and i love the color, if we can afford it,buy it.life is short.

  • pursecraver

    i would prefer to have this bag in deep red.

  • Toni

    Shannon, I know what you mean. Kooba was MY first designer bag too and I still have her. I love the look of the bag that’s featured and the color is tdf!

  • brooke

    love this bag, the colour is so fantastic and multiseasonal..

    mm and how good does a thai massage sound??

    brooke xx

  • Merve

    Love this bag too, it looks like a large yummy envelope. Where can we buy and how much?

  • Grace

    Love the color of this bag….and the style is so different! :)


  • QueenMAB

    Kooba is spectacular! And I love the interviews.

  • Dulce

    I would welcome that bag for Valentines Day!! Sooooo CUTE. Pefect for Spring!

  • hazel

    I love this bag, I love the origami feel of it. =D

  • lyns

    for reasons unknown, as soon as i saw this bag, it immedeatly reminded me of a vintage mod polyester patch dress. not my cup of tea.