Behind the Scenes – About Us

Julie Quinnan and Reina Smyth have known each other since the first week of college at the University of Southern California. They were roommates for several years during and after college. Julie graduated with an Architecture Degree and Reina with a BS in Business Administration. Now Julie lives with her husband and two sons in California and Reina lives with her husband and one son – born this month – in England as her husband is on a military assignment for a few years. How do the run the company from across the world? Three words: thank you, technology!

Julie had the idea of Flying Buttress handbags about 5 years before they started creating the company. When Reina, with her background in retail, moved nearby, Julie realized she had the perfect partner to join her venture. It was another year until they were ready to launch the website.

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Here’s the newest member of the Flying Buttress family:




Support us on QVC Sprouts!

Show your interest for interchangeable handbags on QVC Sprouts

Show your interest for interchangeable handbags on QVC Sprouts


We are so excited to be a featured product on QVC Sprouts! What this means is that they are gauging interest among their customers for a product like ours and if enough people think it is a nifty idea, then they will sell our Exclusive QVC pack on their website. Check out the exclusive product selected below:

Exclusive QVC Pack

Exclusive QVC Handbag Pack


Thank you!

Contest! Win a Birdie Bag Gift Pack

Contest! Win a Birdie Bag Gift Pack

Contest! Win a Birdie Bag Gift Pack!
All you need to do is email us a photo of your decorated Flying Buttress panel and the most creative one will win a Birdie Bag Gift Pack. Send all entries to or post to our Facebook page at Deadline to enter is June 28th, 2013 and the winner will be announced by July 1st, 2013. If you have any questions, please post on our Facebook page.

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