Erika Lynn McKelvey was born and raised in Charleston, SC. She graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Accessory Design. After graduation she started Erika Lynn and wanted a product line that would reflect her Southern roots, as well as the beach and outdoor lifestyle Southerners love. Her handbags have a southern sophistication to them. Each product displays a timeless elegance that will fit the working woman, casual outings and glamorous social events. They can be used every day or great for your next vacation. The bright colors and bold designs of the Erika Lynn collection make them a perfect standout accessory to dress up a little black dress or casual jeans with sandals. The process begins with designing and drawing Erika Lynn's own patterns, choosing the perfect leather combinations, cutting the leather hides by hand, stitching, shaping, and hammering. These traditional techniques and handwork go into the beauty of her handmade products. She shops the tannery markets and purchases only top grain cowhides and genuine exotic leathers. Her timeless designs are establishing Erika Lynn in the luxury leather accessory industry. Her emphasis on quality from start to finish and the incorporation of exotic leather is helping Erika Lynn stand out.