First Look September 2016


Percentage of people vacationing on a Mexican beach who fantasize about never going back to their corporate job: 100%. The percentage of people who actually don’t go back? Considerably less. Connie Reed, creator of Consuela Bags, was the bold exception!

Legacy Collection- from left to right: Legacy Blue Jag Medium Domed Cosmetic, $35; Sugar Skulls Medium Domed Cosmetics, $35; Sugar Skulls Small Domed Cosmetics, $35; Sugar Skulls Market Tote, $375.


In 2005, after 16 years of working in the corporate world, Conni Reed found herself vacationing in Mexico with an invigorating sense of freedom and a vision for something more. It was in this moment that she made the decision to ditch the predictability of the corporate grind and pursue a life of possibility. One year later, Consuela was born.  Conni creates pieces that aim to tear down boundaries and inspire people to celebrate everything that makes them unique. Her designs are marked by their unconventional fusion of intense colors, eccentric patterns, rich textures and exquisite craftsmanship.