HOBO Meet Koren Ray
Koren Ray, an American leather goods designer, mother, philanthropist and business woman was born in
Maryland in 1966. Together with her mother, Toni Ray, Koren and her future husband,
David Brewer, founded Hobo; a handbag and small leather goods company,in 1991.
Twenty years later, Hobo has grown into an internationally acclaimed women’s accessories brand, sold to more than 3,000 retailers worldwide. Koren Ray’s design philosophy
combines creativity, quality, function and style into every Hobo product. Stirred by
the sublime and the unexpected , influenced by both the old and the new, Koren finds much of her design inspiration while exploring the rich cultural heritage of Americana. Her
motto, “Cool is when vintage meets modern,” permeates all of her work — positioning
Hobo as America’s foremost fun and funky accessories brand.