In the Spring of 2008 the concept of Anna Bags was born. It was a concept of creating beautiful handbags, unique and distinctive handbags that breathe of style and grace, that imbue a sense of panache into anyone who wears them. Anna Bags would be designed and created to carry the qualities of Anna Orthwein, beautiful, fresh, genuine, cherished. Anna’s life was cut short when she died with a brain aneurysm in 2007, just before her 20th birthday. But Anna traveled through her years with a sublime style and grace, always with an innate appreciation for what life had to offer her at the moment. Anna did stop to smell the roses, and she would bask in the warm sun of a lovely spring day. She recognized that the journey was just as important as the destination. On that journey Anna remained true to herself, always honest in character, and she looked for that same honesty in others.