Name: Nichole

Profession: Registered Nurse

Product Purchased: Vagabond & Ragamuffin

Review: Sarah has an amazing eye for creating beautiful AND functional bags. I have the Ragamuffin and the Vagabond. I love both bags, the functionality of boths bags cannot be beat! These bags are made of premium leathers that hold up with time, and I am not easy on my bags. Functional, durable, and stylish are great ways to describe these bags. I would also love to talk about Sarah's commitment to her clients. When I asked about a longer crossbody strap (I am tall and curvy) she was eager to please. I was shipped a custom length strap that was nothing less than perfect. I will always shop where I feel I matter and Sarah made me feel like I mattered. Thank you all at Strey Designs!

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars


Name: Angela 

Profession: Business Owner

Product Purchased: teal cork leather purse

Review: I absolutely LOVE my Strey bag! The colors are vibrant, the craftsmanship is outstanding, and supporting local makers feels SO good. I adore the versatility in each bag as well as her variety of styles in bags.The thought Sarah and her team puts into each Strey bag created by hand shows by its superior quality hands down. Whether you like classic colors or something bright she's got it! She even does custom orders!

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars


Name: Amy Wicker

Product Purchased: Skimmer in beautiful blue

Review: I purchased this new purse at the Mall of America on Sunday. I immediately went to my car to switch out my purse to the new one. As I was waiting for my teenagers to be done at MOA a kind woman complemented me on my purse and asked me where I found it. We had a chat about how beautiful it was and she headed straight to Mall of America to shop for herself.

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

Name: Julie T

Product Purchased: Capricious

Review: This might be the best bag I've ever owned. Perfect size for day, carries very comfortably as a cross body and a shoulder bag. Outside pockets are big enough for phone, shoulder straps have non skid enhancement. It zips across the top, so can't see in, I could go on and on. The only thing I can think of to add would be a snap and key strap in the interior.

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

Name: Eunice

Product Purchased: Nomad

Review: Bought one of Strey Design's cork purses. The gold fleck cork is so beautiful and light weight. It is the perfect size and extremely well made. Definitively can see the love that is put into the careful constructed purse. I get compliments galore on this beauty!! 

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

Name: Kari

Profession: Finance Manager

Product Purchased: Teal Cork Skimmer

Review: I fell in love with this purse at a local market and I had a job interview the next day, I decided I had to wait and if I got the job I would buy the purse and I took Sarah’s cards. Well I got the job and then bought the purse! I love it!! The most versatile and durable purse I have!!

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

Name: Stephanie E.

Profession: Nutritional Therapy Practitoner

Product Purchased: Backpack, cork bag, one of a kind fashion week bag (navy, yellow, red)

Review: My first purchase was a leather backpack from Strey. I hadn't really carried a purse before this bag because I never found anything that was "me". The backpack is functional and durable and stores all I need and more. My cork bag is my summer bag and I get compliments on it at least once a week. The bag is big and things are easy to find. I will never buy another bag from anywhere else again. The love that goes in to these bags shows.

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

Name: Michelle 

Profession: Acct Manager

Product Purchased: Vagabond

Review: I purchased my first bag from Sarah a few months ago - i gorgeous Vagabond in a deep grey!! I am smitten! so much so that I got a red Skimmer only 3 weeks later! 


Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

Name: Aimee

Profession: IT professional

Product Purchased: Jaunt

Review: i purchased the jaunt. i love the versatility. i use it to go out downtown. i bring it when i go biking or walking. it fits a lot for a small purse. i love it. the leather is soft and durable. i would highly recommend.

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

Name: JC Johnson

Profession: Engineer

Product Purchased: Ragamuffin, Circuit, Rove, Skimmer, Wallet

Review: I’m thrilled with each of my Strey handbag creations. They’re well made, functional and stylish! I get compliments everywhere I go! It’s a privilege to share Sarah’s business cards so others can support our wonderful local artists. Sarah is one entrepreneur who listens intently to your needs when creating your special handbag. I’m so excited to see the new Fall Collection and the new items coming out!

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

Name: Annie Rumley

Product Purchased: Skimmer

Review: I absolutely love my Strey Skimmer! Not only is it a beautiful bag, but it supports a local artist with a true passion for bags. Every bag is unique so when you buy a bag from Strey you know it isn't something you are going to see everyone else carrying an exact replica of.

Rate Your Experience: 5 stars

I purchased a custom design for my sister's birthday. It was a beautiful purse with white and red leather exterior and a custom ordered "cat" lining. It was so wonderful, it was hard not to keep it for myself!. My sister adored it! The purse was a feast for the senses. We could feel the quality of the materials. The bag was gorgeous as it has the look of a classic Corvette with clean lines and bold contrasts. The best reaction was when my sister took a big ol' sniff and gushed over the smell of genuine leather. This bag flew far and above any expectations I had when I made purchase of the product. 4 stars to be sure! A pair life-long customers well earned! :)

-Colleen M., Automotive Finance





Sarah's purses are absolutely gorgeous and exquisitely made. I am in love!

-Joni K., Human Resources



This wallet has been in my back pocket for more than three years, and besides perfectly conforming to my back side, it looks the same as the day I got it. It has traveled thousands of miles across four continents and held dozens of different currencies. Sarah is an amazing craftswoman and an unbelievable person to work with. I highly recommend this or any one of Sarah's products.

-Dan B., Professional Wanderer

Sarah, is an experienced professional and is very passionate about her work. She works to create a high level of satisfaction for her clients including her service and her products. I look forward to working with her in the future, as she provides a top notch alternative to department store, China made bags, constructed without passion, personal touch or consideration for the individual. She is definitely an artist and I consider it a privilege to work with her!

-Michelle R., Sales

Oh my gosh!! I'm so in love with the new bag I got in the mail today!!! Thank you! -Gina L. 

I never cared much for purses. Than I got a purse from Strey Designs as a gift and I totally get it! I'm proud walking around with a classy looking purse that actually fits my lifestyle! And I can't wait to customize my next purse so that it represents me and my uniqueness even more!

-A. Benbow, Actor       

My mom's purse are so awesome! I have two Strey purses that I totally LOVE! I have a VEER that fits my phone, wallet and some other accessories like lip gloss. The larger one is even better, it's perfect for traveling! It fits the usual plus a camera and a few other things. Enough about what the purse can fit, they are SO CUTE! She works so hard to make super cute and cool bags and she does an awesome job!  Strey Designs makes really great quality products, since I live with my mom, Sarah, I get to see all the behind the scenes of her process making purses and wallets. She works so hard on them and guarantees that they will last a lifetime or she'll fix it for free. She is always thinking about her customers and wants to make her bags perfect for you!

-Olive T. Guitarist, Vocalist, Artist, and Student




I could never keep my purse clean until I got a Strey Purse! Now everything has a place and I have yet to lose something in it! It is comfortable, attractive and fits in perfect with my busy life. Love it!

-Brigette M., Real Estate Agent

I am absolutely addicted to my Strey bag(s - plural)! I love supporting this local artist. Strey Designs is very dedicated to making the world a better place by focusing on artist-made goods and not supporting sweatshops. On top of the honorable causes this business supports, Strey puts the "fun" in functional. I'm gathering as many different styles as I can to build my accessory wardrobe! L-O-V-E

-Erin, Nurse/Student



Sarah is a bag-designing genius. It's everything I wanted--and everything I didn't know I wanted.

-Megan S., Marketing, Musician

I could not be more happy with my Strey Design bag. Sarah was great to work with, listening to my wants and needs and making sure to customize the bag in that way. The bag is strong, durable and timeless! I highly recommend Strey Design products. Great quality and Great service!!

-Tami, Mom/Childcare Provider

I have ordered several custom products from Strey Designs and am consistently impressed with both the craftsmanship and customer service. My two-toned purse & wallet feature custom stitching that strays from conventional products and is something I would never be able to find in any department store! I also recently purchased the Skimmer style purse (a small studded purse which is great for using on the go -- it's the perfect fit for taking on motorcycle rides). Sarah's products are truly made to fit her customer's needs.

-Esther T., Real Estate Appraiser



Sleek, functional and fashionable. The Strey Design fits my personality and lifestyle. 

-Bipin B., Software Engineer   



I absolutely love my Strey Designs messenger bag! It's perfect for campus life, hauling around a bunch of books and a laptop. I also bought a specially designed Stingray skin wallet a couple years ago and it has held up through a lot of abuse. What great designs and great products! 

-Will T., Master of Education Student

Using my new purse for the first time today and I LOVE it!!!! It's so beautiful. I also can't believe I got it the day after I ordered it!!

-Allison Bittner

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I love my wallet from Strey Designs. I was without a wallet for literally years, and I wanted to get a wallet that lasts longer than the $20 cheapies that you get at typical retail shopping outlets. This wallet is awesome. Super great quality, great leather and simply a great design and execution on this. The card slots fold into themselves if you aren't using them, which is simply genius. I'm an engineer by trade and this is a very well engineered wallet, you can tell it took a long time to design and build. Honestly, one of the best investments I have made in the past couple years. My co-workers no longer give me a hard time about me not having a wallet, or having to borrow money for lunch, which happened on a regular basis when I didn't have a wallet. Thanks Sarah!

-Pete D., Performance Engineer, Geek, and chronic card-loser/money-forgetter

Just picked up this beauty at the Art Crawl, such Artisty and craftsmanship! -Connie K. 

I have never been a purse wearing gal, however, lives changes and I now finding myself needingmore than my two hands to juggle all my stuff. Strey Designs custom made me a large tote bag that went way beyond my expectations. With an adjustable strap I can wear it anywhere with as little or as much in it as I want. Thank You!

-Annie F., Police Detective

Top quality leather, great design, fast turn around and has the feel that it will last many, many years. I would recommend for any one.

-Dave K., Teacher



Like most women, I have purchased dozens of purses in my lifetime. I was at a point where I really wanted something unique that no one else had. I really liked the looks of a lot of camo purses that I had come across. I contacted Sarah at Strey Designs and told her what I wanted. I received an amazing product! It's exactly the size I wanted and came out just like I had pictured in my mind! I am confident that this purse is going to last a very long time! I will definitely be ordering from Strey Designs again, and will recommend it to my friends!

-Lisa G., Student/Mother