Courtney Kerr visits our New York Factory



Last week Courtney Kerr came to visit our Long Island, New York factory to discuss an upcoming collaboration.


GiGi’s President, Tom Glazer gave her to tour taking stops to learn about leather and what makes our handbags so unique.

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Decisions decisions… Courtney found our Factory Outlet store and was having a tough time deciding which color Hayden Satchel would be her new summer bag.


No trip to the GiGi New York / Graphic Image factory is complete with out a stop in the design department to meet our talented sample maker and spy some new styles.



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The Story of The Gates Satchel

Recently we asked Erin Gates from Elements of Style if she would like to collaborate on a custom handbag this spring. We were  excited when she said yes, and pleasantly surprised when two days later she came back to us with this amazing concept!


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We immediately went to work in our New York factory to bring her vision to life.

2- Cutting the leather

3 - Checking our work

5 - Some finishing touches

6 - Off to sewing

4 - testing the leather

Soon we had a completely new design that everyone in our office loved!

From concept to reality the Gates Satchel was ready for its close up. Lights, Camera, Action!


Today the Gates Satchel has launched, we would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and dedication. You can see all five Gates Satchels on the GiGi New York website and on Elements of Style.


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