About Gundula Brattke

Being a tall and skinny young girl with a sense of fashion in communist Berlin wasn’t easy. It meant to wear jeans in a very low and casual way because they were always about two sizes too big. That’s how I got into sewing. One historical moment, many jobs, three kids and a big move over the ocean later I rediscovered her talents. That’s how the gundula bags were born in Lenox, a little town in Western Massachusetts. Imagination, waxed canvas from New Jersey, leather from New York, hardware from Ohio, and linings from American superheroes to cool camouflage looks, make an interesting liaison. A Berliner at heart and a brand new American citizen by choice I put my own twist on every bag. gundulamade.com