We got lost in conversation with Agnes. “I guess I can talk,” she says. Her words posses the same effortless blend of form and function as her designs, wisdom packaged so practically for real life, you want to write it down on a scrap of paper and slip it into the pocket of a timeless leather tote for safekeeping…
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What’s the handbag that would give you life—if only you could find it? Agnes Baddoo answered that question for herself, and it became a business.
Formerly a fashion stylist for Elle magazine, Baddoo cut her teeth on the international fashion circuit of New York, London and Paris in the ’90s. When The Glow Up caught up with the designer over the phone from her headquarters in Los Angeles, she was celebrating the fifth anniversary of her eponymous unisex line of handmade leather bags, now sold by some of the most exclusive retailers in the world.
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The Radiant Agnes Baddoo and her Magic Leather Goods Photography by Nicki Sebastian
There are certain people with whom connection is immediate, a certain mutual admiration passing between you from the second you meet. That is exactly what happened when I met Agnes a few years ago through a mutual friend. Agnes is undoubtedly a force. There is a kindness deep in her eyes, and a softness in her heart that is evident in the raw honesty and way she discloses about her life - directly to the important stuff! She is known in the Los Angeles community not only for her radiant personality but also for her cult favorite bags. The simple designs, high quality material and tried and true shapes of her locally and traditionally made leather goods have captured the hearts and attention of many. She started small at the Echo Park Craft Fair, with her first season selling out within hours. I personally have a few of her pieces (The Sac 2, Belt Sac and the Canvas Foldover clutch - coming back to her website soon!), which I constantly get compliments on, and they are only getting better with time and love and wear.
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