“They’re like two friends you get to know over time,” she said. “It’s kind of nice.” The Strathberry line is part of the company’s “Strath” label, which also includes handbags and shoes for women and kids.
The company’s website says it was founded Leather purses Ireland by three friends, including Michael Cioni, who grew up in Chicago and became a design student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
1.He met his wife, Barbara Cioni, at the school, and they have a daughter. The Cionis worked together on a line of handbags and wallets that launched in
2. They later moved to Chicago and opened their own shop, Strathberry, which was named one of Chicago magazine’s Best of Chicago in
3. The business has been growing since then. In 2009, the Cionis sold the company to private equity firm The Carlyle Group. The Cionis’ family still owns a small stake in the company.