Canada’s Ora, best known its handmade, reclaimed leathers and one-of-a-kind bag designs, has relocated from Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia. The move is said to put owner Randi Obenauer closer to Ora’s new marketing and sales rep Mel Greene, also known for her work for Sitka, the outdoor brand. Obenauer is also collaborating with photographer Michelle Ford and artist/web designer Christy Nyiri on a new contemporary image for the brand, as Ora steps up its distribution, having added Robber on Queen Street West in Toronto to its list of stockists. Additional retail doors have been planned for the coming months across the country as well as an online store.

—Tim Yap