Shannon South is handbag designer who founded her studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on the principles of environmental mindfulness and compassion. Striving to craft beautiful leather handbags by obsessing about their quality and durability, Shannon uses remnant luxury leather from the furniture industry and makes all of her bags in NYC.
She tries not to be too inspired by trends, but instead focuses on simple, clean, classic design to create bags can be used every day and stand the test of time. Shannon's bags transcend the vagaries of fashion and she hopes they become wardrobe staples for her customers- something they will continue to use season after season, year round.
* Shannon's bags have sold at Barneys NY and other stores around the US. She has shown at Capsule, Designers & Agents, at the NY International Gift Fair and has also been part of The Green Shows presentation at Lincoln Center Fashion Week. Shannon has been written up in Fast Company, LA Times, Style.com, Treehugger, and others. She also has won Daily Candy's Sweetest Thing award.