Helen's Daughters Studio
American Made Since 1989
The Helen’s Daughters handbag business started in 1989 by two sisters: Char, in Wisconsin, and Mariella, in Minnesota. Helen was our mother; the purse business honors her and all that she taught us about being creative, loving life and having fun. Helen’s Daughters Studio designs, creates and sews award-winning tapestry handbags, pocket books, totes, backpacks and purses. The bags are plain to fancy, pretty to bold and everyday to occasional. They have been carried at hundreds of weddings and proms, and some have traveled all over the world. They are collected and loved by young and old. Char and Mariella constantly search for unusual and sometimes limited fabrics and trims. Each sister has their own individual purse designs and does regional art fairs and shows. Helen's Daughters Studio can custom-design purses for any need or occasion.
What makes your business unique?We are a micro business! We design and make our own handbags! The Helen's Daughters handbag you purchase is either made by Char or Mariella! We have loyal patrons and we love our customers!
What's the best business advice you've received?Do great designs, listen to your customers and "smile"!
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Voting for Category WinnersAug. 26 - Sept. 22, 2013
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Category Winners AnnouncedSeptember 23, 2013
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Voting for Grand Prize WinnerSeptember 23 - 30, 2013
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Grand Prize Winner AnnouncedOctober 1, 2013
Find out who our 2013 Audience Choice Award Winner is.