Carole Olson, owner and designer of Carole Creates, believes that what a woman chooses to carry to stow her everyday items – the ones “we can’t leave home without” — should be where simplicity meets beauty.
We are excited to welcome Carole Creates to the Oak Brook Artisan Market at Oakbrook Center on Sat & Sun, May 18-19, 2019. This 2-day outdoor market showcases the Midwest’s finest artisans in fashion, food, home goods + art.
The Carole Creates hobo tote, wristlet, crossbody, belt bag, clutch and pouch designs are each a delicious pairing of color and texture. Designed and created for today’s style-conscious woman, they offer a minimalist design and a smart, eco-friendly alternative to leather as all the bags are vegan.
Carole Creates bags are handcrafted in faux leather, faux suede or high-end upholstery fabric with a stain-resistant lining. Carole has deep passion as both a handbag designer and an interior designer, and she personally handcrafts everything in her Skokie studio.
four BAGS in one:
Designed to offer numerous ways to accessorize, Carole Creates’ latest handbag is the ultimate in versatility. In its purest form, it functions as a pouch or clutch. By attaching a strap to one of the side D-rings, you can immediately create a wristlet. Replace the strap with the chain to create a shoulder or crossbody bag. Finally, by using the detachable, double-S clasp, you can vary the chain length to create a stylish belt bag.
Zippered Hobo Tote:
The Carole Creates signature and spacious zippered hobo tote is perfect for shopping, the beach, the gym, a quick overnight, or just strutting about. Made from 100% faux suede, it is crushably soft to stow in your handbag, luggage or glove compartment. A convenient interior swivel-clasp will secure a small pouch or whistle, and the interior D-ring is ready to keep keys your handy. This bag is hand washable in cold water.
This medium-sized wristlet (12″ x 6″ x 1.5″) conveniently holds the necessities without being cumbersome for when you want to pare down. Made with either faux leather or high-end upholstery fabric with a stain-resistant lining, the wristlets are available in a variety of colors and textures.
In addition to handbags, Carole designs and makes handcrafted Euro-size pillow covers made from high-end upholstery samples.
About Carole Olson:
Ever since her youth, when all her clothes were sewn by her mother, Carole has appreciated color, texture and style. Now as a grown-up, she continue to relish how fabrics can be fashioned into delicious forms.
Her handbag craft is dedicated to her mother, Roberta, who often recalled that the night before giving birth to Carole, she made sure she had finished all the mending.
Carole also provides interior redesign and home staging services, where sellers benefit from her unique expertise as a professional designer.