A new handbag store has opened in the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre Twp.

This Bag Is Mine, featuring handbags, wallets and accessories, recently opened at the former Verizon Wireless location.

It is the new home for Old Forge residents Jamie and Nick Praschak’s handbag business, which they have been slowly growing over the last several years.

Nick Praschak said it has been an “amazing journey” to watch the business grow from 31 handbags when they started to more than 300 in stock.

“Although we were very cautious when we came to the mall in February, it could not have been a better decision,” he said. “The mall staff has been instrumental in helping us grow and we literally doubled our business in just two months.”

This Bag Is Mine carries popular brands such as Alyssa, Le Miel, Handbag Republic and LA Terre Fashion.