Patricia Shoppe Opens Summer Trunk Show Series with Milwaukee Label

Patricia Shoppe of Egg Harbor launches the first of their summer trunk show series July 8th & 9th with Permanent Baggage. Permanent Baggage is a Milwaukee-based indie fashion accessory label featuring urban and edgy handmade leather bags, leather and metal jewelry with a bohemian flair. Designer and maker Kamryn Boelk of Milwaukee will showcase her handmade collection of leather handbags, accessories and jewelry in the shop all weekend. Meet the designer Saturday, July 8 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Permanent Baggage began in 2007 as a public art project while Kamryn was attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. It was, at its core, an eco advocacy venture and now more than five years later has developed into a full-time career as an independent accessory designer. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in sculpture with a minor in design. This exposure has led to her passion for creating work in a variety of media including textiles, metal, leather, and wood.
Kamryn works full-time from her studio in Milwaukee and employs the help of a couple part-time assistants. Her work can be found at art fairs throughout the state, boutiques throughout the Midwest, online and now at Patricia Shoppe.

“Our customers have really responded to this line so I wanted to introduce my customers to Kamryn,” said owner Erin Bosman. “It’s always nice to meet the designer of a piece you buy. Plus featuring Midwest, specifically Wisconsin, artists has always been a focus of my shop. This line was a perfect fit for my shop.”

Patricia Shoppe’s summer trunk show series will include several other Midwest designers, including an outdoor pop up shop July 22. Permanent Baggage collection is available at Patricia Shoppe but will include an expended selection for the weekend along with specials, giveaways, and an artist meet-and-greet. Patricia Shoppe is located at the south end of Egg Harbor in the historic town hall building. They are open every day 10 am – 7 pm.

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