Handbag designer and vintage curator Colleen O'Connell developed a love of fashion as a small girl growing up in San Diego, California. As a little girl, she began collecting unique handbags from around the country and world, and she always knew one day she would make handbags of her own. She acquired a love of vintage fashion from her background in theater arts, as well as from her mother, with whom she hunted for vintage treasures at antique shops and garage sales as a child. Colleen left sunny California to study fashion and textile design at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, and had the opportunity to travel around the world while studying abroad in Italy. With her eclectic and colorful taste acquired from travels, Colleen has created her own line of vibrant and playful handbags in Miami, and she continues to scour the world for vintage treasures to share with you.
JetSet Coco is a playful and unique collection of colorful, travel-inspired handbags. Designed with the jet set woman in mind, JetSet Coco handbags combine functionality with quirkiness for the on-the-go woman who wants to stand out in a crowd. We are proud to make all our handbags in the beautiful USA. We are based in Miami but plan to take over the world, one boutique at a time!
While sourcing fabulous vintage fabrics for our sustainable upcycled handbags, designer Colleen O'Connell also found more beautiful vintage clothing and accessories than she could bare to pass up. Hence, she created a vintage shop called Vintage JetSet, to make these truly unique retro fashion items available to everyone.
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