“I grew up under the craft bench in my mother’s iconic store, playing with the scraps of leather the artisans would give me – it is then, I learned to love leather, respect its character and choose to make it my native language.”
HOBO was first fabricated in 1991 in Annapolis, Maryland by a creative, hardworking, and free-spirited woman, Toni Ray. With a belief that our possessions should reflect our journeys, and a passion for making authentic leather goods that are made to last, Toni set out on the road with her handmade leather bag collection, thus creating HOBO.
In 2006, Toni handed down the business to her daughter and son-in-law, Koren and David Brewer. With Koren’s knowledge and hard-work combined with David’s adventurous heart, they have stayed true to the purpose and philosophy HOBO has always possessed.
At HOBO, it all starts with the making of leather, a nostalgic praise to the soul of the 1970’s and a passion to acknowledge the stories of wanderlust. As lovers of handbags, the balance of beauty and functionality in a purse is very important to us at Embellish. At HOBO, they are committed to doing just that – resulting in an aesthetically pleasing bag that only gets better with age. The shape and drape of leather are very vital; therefore, each piece of leather is hand-selected by artisan craftsmen. The combination of attention to detail and vintage touches creates timelessly cool leather pieces that will stand the test of time.