Olga Kholodenko

The Founder & Designer

Ever since I was a little girl, the sound of a foot operated Singer sewing machine enchanted me. I wanted to be able to press on that pedal; so, the needle would keep moving making that sound over and over again. After creating wardrobes for my dolls, I wanted to move on to real cloths. At that time my grandfather promised me to purchase an electric sewing machine if I complete a clothing design program for teenagers. That was a very” big deal” promise for some one growing up in the former USSR. So, I did finish that program and was rewarded with a top of the line (at that time) electric sewing machine.

After creating a variety of garments, I discovered that I was more passionate about accessories than clothing; so, after my family relocated from the Ukraine to San Francisco, I started to experiment with handbags.

In mid 2000’s I decided to share my designs with my family and friends; received numerous compliments on creativity of designs and craftsmanship; and, finally, decided to share them with all of you. That’s how Olga K. Originals was born.

I hope you share my unique vision and passion for handbags and accessories, and purchase a few for your private collection.