What’s in Susie Straubmueller’s Bag?

Novermber 21, 2013


Susie Straubmueller became a luxury handbag designer by accident. In 2009, she wanted a belt that didn’t exist. She visited a leather master in hopes he would create it for her. Instead, he suggested she try and make it herself. He taught her about leather, quality, and getting the stitching right. Susie fell in love. She spent two years studying leather craftsmanship under leather masters at tanneries in Columbia and picked up Italian techniques at the Chanel and Dior factory in Italy.

D Magazine “Shop Talk” by Raya Ramsey

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Susie Straubmueller for 2013 Fashion Group International Dallas Rising Star in Accessories

November 15, 2013


Award winners at the Fashion Group International Night of Stars Fashion and Lifestyle Awards at DMC on Nov. 15, 2013.

“Susie for fashion group international…. “




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 Texas Monthly Hot List  | 2013 


Susie Featured In Modern Luxury Dallas’ Best of the City Style

The Editors, with Steve Carter, Holly Haber and Kim Pierce | January 2, 2013

Modern Luxury Dallas

In Her Skin When a quest for the perfect belt landed Susie Straubmueller at a local leather master, he challenged her to make it herself. Done. Next step: Design the perfect handbag.  Friends started noticing, and boutiques came courting her croc-embossed cowhide clutches. “Stores started asking me if I could work with genuine exotic skins, and I said yes,” she laughs, “but I had no idea how!”  Read More »

Modern Luxury Dallas: Best of the City – Bag Diaries

Leave it to handbag designer Susie Straubmueller to find the perfect amalgamation of fashion and art by launching her latest collection amid Brit artist Linder’s scantily clad women at the Goss-Michael Foundation. Read More »


Art? That’s My Bag.

By Merritt Martin, Dallas Observer | Thursday, Nov 22 2012

At first glance, it might seem strange to pair a handbag pop-up with the titillating lightbox installation of U.K. artist and feminist figureLinder (continuing through January 2013). Upon further examination of Susie Straubmueller’s designs, however, it seems much more fitting. The handbags are visually arresting with luxe textures and clean lines. They carry a serious presence — the same can easily be said of Linder’s photographic examinations of gender norms and social constructs. While Straubmueller’s fashion takes are inspired by her own international travels. Read More »



By Roni Proter, PinkMemo | 07.07.2011

Susie Straubmueller chats with CW33 Roni Proter: Susie Strabmueller has always had an eye for design. After traveling to South America and returning with exotic skins… Read More »


Hot Launch: Susie Straubmueller Handbags

By Abby Gregory, NBCDFW.com | Friday, Apr 29, 2011

NBC 5 Launch Coverage

Dallas has a new designer to boast about.

Susie Straubmueller debuted her eponymous handbag label last night, and the clutches and top-handle bags in luxe skins were among our favorites we have seen recently.

Stylish girls like Khanh and Nini Nguyen and Darby Hull browsed Straubmueller’s exotic bags while snacking on lobster and lamb in the designer’s Highland Park home. Guests exclaimed over the ostrich, python, and alligator bags and at least two shoppers took home more than three bags apiece. Read More »


Handbag Designer Susie Straubmueller Knows How to Throw a Party

by Raya Ramsey, D Magazine’s Shop Talk! | May 17, 2011

D Magazine Shop Talk!

Susie Straubmueller, El Paso transplant and Dallas handbag designer, hosted a launch party for her eponymous handbag line a few weeks ago, and it was such a production that I have to post photos. (I’m a little late on this one, I know.) The affair took place in her beautiful, Southwestern-style Highland Park home, which made it all the more fun to wander around looking at the bags. Dallas socialites rolled out to sip wine and view the pretty purses… Read More »

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