Holly Aiken | Photo by Chris Fowler
ABOUT HOLLY AIKEN BAGS AND STITCH
Influenced by colors found in dime store aisles and vintage racing jackets, Holly's bags are primarily made from vinyl and bold black webbing trim, accented by stripes or crisp geometric shapes. Her color palette is slightly retro and always just right.
Aiken earned her degree in Art and Design from the College of Design at North Carolina State University. What began as a side project for friends and family, quickly grew into the ubiquitous Holly Aiken Bags found all over Raleigh, North Carolina. Stitch, the retail design studio for Holly Aiken Bags, first opened in 2004 and moved to its current location on Hargett Street in 2008. In addition to retail space, Aiken devotes the second half of Stitch to the design studio and manufacturing facility of her distinctive bags and accessories. Every Holly Aiken Bag is built in North Carolina – cut by hand at Stitch, and sewn by local independent seamstresses.
Today, Holly Aiken remains true to her original vision to provide uncomplicated bags. As the collection grows and evolves, her distinctive look is always present in every piece – simple lines, distinctive colors and patterns, functional styling, and constructed with precision and care to withstand the daily grind.