The Breezy Mountain Leather story is the story of Valerie Ann Szarek. A Master Leather Artist, Valerie opened the original incarnation of Breezy Mountain, Breezy Lady Leather, in 1972 in Michigan. Breezy Mountain relocated to Colorado in 1978. Her unique stylings in leather, stone and copper have produced bags, wallets and hats that are in demand all over the United States.
More than a Beautiful Bag
Valerie imbues her art with more than unique designs and world-class craftsmanship. In her own words:
"We only use animals taken for food in our work. This trade is a natural recycling and a beautiful way to honor these animals lives and spirits forever. The creation of my bags is done respectfully and with deep gratitude to all those who've given up themselves to us.
I practice Native American traditions of honoring the earth and all her children and work closely with each animals spirit to bring forth the most beautiful, long lasting creations. I am proud to pursue excellence in the world's true oldest profession!"
Every Piece an Original
All of Breezy Mountain's hand crafted products are designed by Valerie. Trained in the art of Haute Couture she makes all of her own patterns, finding the best leather for each item. Valerie values clean, simple lines that compliment the subtle beauty of organic stones, creating spirited works of wearable art.
What Others Say
I purchased one of your bags on vacation and I LOVE IT!!! You make a great bag, and I was pleasantly surprised with the price.
We received your shipment today and sold one buffalo bag and ALL of the cell phone cases within 1 hour! Send more!
I love my new Satchel with turquoise! It is obviously well made and feels great!
Our store had the top sales in our complex last year thanks to your beautiful bags. People really love them!