Best Bag Lady

MaryAnn Wohlwend

Fashionistas once spotted with Kate Spade bags are now stepping out with original "MaryAnns." The Hudson-based accessory designer is making a name for herself with whimsical, one-of-a-kind handbags, purses, and totes, fashioned from high-end fabrics and adorned with everything from beads and sequins to miniature paintings rendered by the Kent State art-school grad. Seasonal collections are available at Lush Boutique on Shaker Square and at trunk shows at Nordstrom at Beachwood Place (prices range from $30 to $100). In need of a true original? Wohlwend also accepts custom orders. Kate Spade won't even take your call.