barr + barr is the expression of Helen’s lifelong love for classic, enduring American style. Every handbag and shoe she creates is influenced by her fine arts background. She is often inspired by her own artwork and studies in weaving, sculpture, and fabric design. Her work as a designer was recognized in 2004 as the recipient of Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award.

Helen continues to work with international craftsmen to ensure that every barr + barr product meets her standards of excellence. After ten years of growth and success, Helen remains hands on in her role as barr + barr’s designer and sole owner. And she still believes, “style is the outward expression of a woman’s inner grace and unique personality.”