Swagher talks with Koa Kristina Collection, an online boutique taking the fashion world by storm. Koa Kristina Collection specializes in handmade clutches, but most importantly, they  specialize in providing people with unique and trendy pieces with flair and flawless execution.


How did founder [Koa Thomas] begin her business?

Koa Kristina began her business in April 2012.  She started off sewing her own handbag/clutches in her home. When more sales began to come in, Koa realized she needed a team of people to help produce her bags.


Who is the ideal KKC woman?

The ideal KKC woman is bold and  knows what she wants. She has no limits when it comes to fashion. Women of all ages have purchased bags from the Koa Kristina Collection. In fashion and style, there is no age, especially with KKC. It’s about being BOLD and owning your look.


What can we expect from KKC Clutches next season?

The upcoming KKC clutches will  be edgy yet sophisticated. You can expect to see modern vintage clutches. There is definitely something for everyone.


Where does KKC get inspiration for each collection?

As a child, my Barbie dolls were my first models. My mom would buy extra clothes for my dolls. I loved dressing them . I knew one day I would dress all women. When I was able to shop for my own clothing, everything I bought was colorful. I’ve always liked bright colors and patterns. Now with KKC, I am able to express this. I love fun, edgy,  and spicy things, things that turn heads. KKC is a reflection of my personality, my take on fashion with a whimsical flair.


With the upcoming launch of women’s apparel what can we expect from the collection?

The upcoming line will include fashion forward, swanky, ultra chic, and urbane designs. Also, Koa Kristina serves as founder of the Emeralds Mentorship Program. The Emeralds is a youth mentorship program that empowers young girls ages 12-16 through mentoring. Koa Kristina Collection will donate ten percent of proceeds to the Emeralds on select items.

Where do you envision the brand growing?

Currently the Koa Kristina Collection handbags are sold in boutiques in the NY/NJ area. Koa plans to have her designs in more boutiques/stores globally. “You just never know, Bergdorf & Goodman may pick up my line. Nothing is impossible, endless possibilities.


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