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Hobo was founded in 1991, in Annapolis, Maryland, on Toni Ray’s dining room table.

For years, Toni created unique handcrafted leather accessories for an iconic Washington D.C. store.  In order to launch her own brand, she cashed in her life savings and headed to New York City with her daughter, Koren Ray, and future son-in-law, David Brewer, to present the very first Hobo handbag collection.

Over 23 years later, Hobo has come a long way from the dining room table.  However, the brand’s original design philosophy prevails; quality and cool never go out of style.  Koren Ray’s passion for creating stylish, yet purposeful, women’s leather accessories remains the driving force behind the Hobo brand today.

“Cool is when vintage meets modern.” Koren Ray

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