HOBO founder Koren Ray recalls the unique sounds of the artisans cutting, stitching and tooling bags by hand. Ray grew up in her mother’s Georgetown leather studio and store; it was there where the young apprentice learned how to create the leather beauties with soul and purpose. Mirroring her mother’s craft, Koren took the second generation business and branded HOBO in 2006; it remains a privately owned and family-operated business. Koren and her husband, David focus on creating beautiful and authentic leather goods and stay true to their unwavering commitment to create bags that only get better with use and wear. The two are steadfast in their passion and enduring philosophy, along with the handpicked leathers, timeless designs and flawless functionality.