Launched in 2001, Hardwear by Renee is a handbag line specializing in contemporary handbags are designed with atypical items such as hardware and recycled materials. The collection features a range of modern colors with a clean urban style. Based in Portland, Oregon, the company is owned and operated by Renee Sonnichsen, an artist and designer. She strives to create a line of strong, sexy, and smart handbags that easily transition from day to evenings. Inspired by vision of today’s woman, the line of handbags proves durability need to be dowdy, nor femininity fussy and fragile, hardwear, and that’s you.