Meet Clara Yoo, BFA Fashion Design '08
Clara Yoo is a CFDA award winning handbag designer and ocean lover. Clara has been a design lead for several notable American brands and an executive at Cole Haan, Victoria’s Secret, and LeSportsac. As she traveled the world sourcing the highest quality materials and designing best-selling styles, she dreamed of creating a luxury product without compromising functionality, versatility, and affordability. After learning to surf and watching the sunrise over the ocean in Hawaii, Clara made it her mission to deliver the joy and glow she experienced in those moments by creating CALA VELA.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Yoo now lives with her husband and dog in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Brought to you by The New Store and MadeNEW Market, the Alumni Holiday Market was created to support alumni-owned businesses this holiday season. It currently features over 30 different brands and 120+ unique and giftable designs in a variety of categories from jewelry and apparel to wellness and art.