About Me

is a fun and funky handbag company created by Heidi Kelly, that’s me, in Kutztown, PA. So bored with what was available in stores I was looking for something different. I didn’t want to have the same bag as everyone else, so I started learning handbag design on my own, working from the internet and books. In 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Instead of falling victim to the “Why me” syndrome I moved forward with designing and created HKelly designs, Ltd. Instead of seeking therapy I turned to my sewing machine. My sewing machine and family helped me through the hardest thing I have ever done.  Today, I have been through 2 rounds with breast cancer but have not let that stop me. I continue to do all the designing myself and most bags are made by me or in limited quantities by a local, US manufacturer. Besides designing and making, I also run the entire business from the website to marketing to fulfillment. Being the Girl Boss is fun and it allows me to add great personal touches to every order, including a handwritten note in every purchase!

I love to design creative looks while mixing and matching prints and colors. HKelly designs has a wide variety of looks to choose from. If you don’t see a color you like just let me know what you are looking for and I will work with you to create the perfect bag. Please visit our Shop to see and buy designs currently available. Custom designs are a large part of what HKelly designs loves to create. I spend time discussing a design with the client and creating an amazing, new handbag based on the conversation. My goal is to make sure the client is completely satisfied with their new handbag!

We also love to give back and we do this by donating proceeds from some our bags as well as all proceeds from our charity t-shirts to charities. We will be supporting Living Beyond Breast Cancer with our t-shirt and a portion of the sale of some of our popular bags and the Oncology Nursing Society Foundation with a portion of our Nurse’s Helper Bag this year.