Ruth Stanley

Accessories are an art in themselves, and Ruth Stanley’s custom-made handbags display the finest in craftsmanship and western artistry. An avid collector of fabrics and leathers, Ruth creates upcycled handbags that reflect the best of western fashion. Each handbag has its own personality, many featuring delicate fringe, vibrant western scenery, and bespoke leather belts.


When you see Ruth’s custom-made handbags, you understand why they are works of fine art. She combines rich textiles and leatherwork to create unique western purses for every occasion. From weekend bags to clutches, each western bag is completely one-of-a-kind and made with loving care.


Born and raised in New Zealand, Ruth immigrated to the North Shore of Hawaii at the age of sixteen. She later relocated to Black Forest, Colorado, which quickly became a source of inspiration. She started up her bespoke bag company The Wooley Kiwi, excited to share her love for fashion and contemporary western style.


At our gallery, we house a wide collection of Ruth’s exquisite western handbags available for purchase. Browse through our collection of Ruth Stanley custom-made handbags for sale online or in-person at Courtney Collins Fine Art. To learn more about Ruth’s artistic approach, inspiration, and story, visit her biography page and view her featured western tote bags here.