Sara Barner’s eponymous line of hand made leather accessories focuses on bold, simple
shapes and elegant proportion. Combining a sensibility for the contemporary and the nostalgic,
the results are visually arresting pieces that will only get better with age.
The entire collection is produced in house in Barner’s Portland studio.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Sara Barner briefly studied architecture before moving
to New York City to study metal smithing and jewelry design at Parsons School of Design.
During her last year of college, Barner went to work at a leather shop in the east village,
where she spent four years learning the craft. After a stint at a craft school in the
mountains of North Carolina, Barner, a New Yorker of eleven years decided to move across
the country and launch her first collection.
The Sara Barner studio was founded in 2008 and is based in Portland, Oregon.