Victoria Horner creates original designer bags, each handcrafted with full attention to quality and detail. Her bags are recognized for their clean lines, vibrant, sophisticated colors, classic shapes and exquisite fabrics.
Victoria, who has been sewing since she was 13, began her career as a dress designer in NYC. While working in the advertising department of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, she created "little black dresses" for nearly the entire female staff. Discovering her passion, Victoria became an assistant women’s wear designer at J. Crew catalog, where she worked for almost four years. After working at J. Crew, Victoria started designing dresses under her own label, and sold them to Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue, as well as private clientele. When music industry publicists wore her designs to the Grammy and MTV Awards, several matching handbags. And so her handbag business was born.
In 1997, Victoria relocated from New York to Charlottesville, VA, and began Victoria Horner Creative Handbags. A fan has described her bags as "Kate Spade with spunk."
She sites her inspirations as styles from the past and fabrics and colors with which she chooses to work. Of her many designs, she’s proudest of her doctor bag (which is also her most popular item)—and the best compliment she’s ever received, she says, is a simple testament to quality: “Your bags make people happy.”
Check out Victoria’s classic line as well as her newest addition, a cross-body utility bag, at our Holiday Craftacular this Friday and Saturday at CitySpace. You can also find her work—along with darling illustrations—on her website, VictoriaHorner.com.