Dayton, OH 45424
Our custom handcrafted handbags and totes go from desk to dinner, weekday to weekend, and anywhere in between.
Our collections are designed with luxurious metallic fabrics, bursts of color from cork fabrics and some with an unexpected mix of both. With a mix of pattern prints and textures we create the perfect accessory for you to achieve a bold statement with your outfit.
Versatility and Size – go ahead, style up with a little bling and jeans. Our handbags complement casual to dressy attire. As evening bags they hold MUCH more than a lipstick and keys!
Distinctive fabrics – cork fabric is a great alternative to leather. The best part is cork is eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, moisture resistant, stain resistant, light-weight, and durable! Some you don’t even recognize as cork!
We use high quality hardware to give our bags a rich polished look.
We’re not shy when it comes to mixing and matching various colors, fabrics, and textures. Our handbags are made from fun, bold, distinctive fabrics, our totes are made from cork fabrics in neutral and/or vibrant colors in various prints and designs.
Portage Embellished Handbags are designed to be functional, but we want them to be beautiful accessory statement pieces too.
Need a special color? We do custom design work. Just contact us.
American footwear designer, Tiannia Barnes, once traded in her IT Program/Project Management career for an opportunity to step foot in the fashion industry. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, her early talents were far from fashion, as she excelled in math and science. She’s an HBCU graduate that has obtained bachelor’s degrees in mathematics (Clark Atlanta University) and industrial engineering (Georgia Tech), and later an MBA (University of Maryland).
Design started innately during high school after designing her own prom dresses. Several years later in 2013, Tiannia decided to pursue her passion, designing footwear. As she rediscovered her passion, she would then attend Shoemaker School in Cleveland, Ohio where she studied the art of footwear design and pattern development. During her studies she hand-made a prototype of one of her own designs. This catapulted her into starting her own eponymous brand.
An avid supporter and participant of many organizations relating to education and youth empowerment, Tiannia is determined to give back to her community. She currently serves on the HistoryMakers Fashion and Beauty Advisory Council, former Advisory Council member for the Boys and Girls Club, is an active supporter and volunteer for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (S.T.E.M./S.T.E.A.M.) programs, and also supports Junior Achievement. Tiannia resides in New Jersey with her son.
“Whatever the occasion calls for, Fashion has always had the power to make me feel beautiful, confident, and classic. I want my shoes to offer that same inspiration to women everywhere.” Tiannia says.