victoria's handmade bags


About the Designer

Victoria Horner has been sewing and creating for over 30 years. She received a degree in visual communications from Florida State University, followed by a degree in fashion illustration from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Shortly after graduating, she moved to New York City, where she first worked in the art department of a beauty trade magazine, followed by a job in the advertising department of Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. During her three years at Interview, she realized her fashion design talents after creating "little black dresses" for nearly the entire female staff. This led to an assistant women’s wear designer position 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. Many publicists in the music industry wore her designs to the Grammy and MTV Awards. Many of these clients requested a matching handbag, which created a natural transition into her business today.

After 11 years in New York, Victoria relocated to Charlottesville, VA, and created her handbag design business, which she has been passionately fueling since 1997. The bags are made from a variety of fabrics and colors, each suited perfectly for the individual bag’s shape and function. Victoria hand-crafts each bag, and proudly guarantees the quality. Stores from New York to Florida have carried Victoria’s bags. She has quickly developed a loyal following and continues to delight new customers through her website, and from various artisan craft shows in her region.
A fan has described her bags as "Kate Spade with spunk."

From her first wallet and handbag creation (made of construction paper & stapled together) as a gift to her mother at age 7, to her custom designed wardrobes for Betty and Veronica, Victoria knows every artist must get her start somewhere.