Joann Padilla graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked with buyers from Nordstrom to Urban Outfitters, carving out quite the career in fashion.
When she had her daughter Aleya in 1996, everything changed. As Aleya grew, Joann's handbag line grew. In the beginning, she just spent her free time designing and making bags for friends. Soon, strangers on the street were approaching her and asking about the scalloped satchels. Before she knew it, Aleya New York was born . . . and it was much more than a hobby.
Aleya NY Handbags run $295-$605 and available at AleyaNY.com.
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