A wife and mother of three, Karen Wilson began designing and successfully selling a novel line of hand-painted T’s and sweats in the 1980s. These days it’s handbags. With a keen eye for fashion and fabrics, Karen began, in 2001, designing and making her own form + function handbags, selling to retailers who previously carried Karen’s line of hand-painted clothing. And since then, Karen has been the talk and buzz at numerous trade and consumer Expos (Toronto, New York, Chicago, Las Vegas) or wherever Karen’s handbags are featured. Karen’s designs are made in limited editions to retain the exclusivity of a particular look.