Crystalyn Brennan's first encounter with the magic of unconventional style began with childhood Saturdays with her grandfather, Jack. Dressed to the nines with his own odd flair for fashion, he mixed red plaid with yellow argyle, white perforated leather shoes, and a matching belt. Jack’s quirky way of mixing prints resonated with five-year-old Crystalyn. Decades later, she used those same plaid pants combined with vintage floral fabric for her first collection of handbags, which she took door to door to boutiques in San Francisco and New York. Today, Crystalyn designs and produces her collection in her Brooklyn studio, incorporating quality vintage fabrics and rich color palettes, with an emphasis on style and function. She's passionate about saturated color and texture, and committed to creating truly original, handcrafted accessories using earth and animal-friendly materials.