Behind the Scenes: The Georgia Clutch

Just in time for Spring, introducing the Georgia Clutch, the newest addition to the Courtney Kerr #KERRentlyxGiGi collection. Our Long Island factory has been hard at work getting the Georgia ready. Check out some behind the scenes shots of the bag in the making.

 

Created with care, see Vic assemble a new Orchid Georgia Clutch.

Our sewing team help put the finishing touches on each and every bag.

All our hard work pays off once we see it in the hands of Courtney!

 

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Uptown with Elly Brown & Renee M Leblanc

Yesterday fashion influencers Uptown with Elly Brown & Renee M Leblanc visited our Long Island, New York factory to see how GiGi New York handbags are made. Company President, Tom Glazer, took them on the tour and taught them some of the tricks of the trade.

 

It all starts with cutting!

Our leather cutting department sources hides from the some of the top tanneries from around the world and begins the process of turning it into a finished handbag.

 

Everyone always loves the walls of leather!

At any given time we have hundreds of colors and textures to choose from.

While we source the finest leathers, its our people who make the products great!

The bloggers got to see some of our team making some finished product.

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Courtney Kerr visits our New York Factory

 

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

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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.

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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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Factory Visit

Last week Katie from katiebliss.com and Kendall from styledsnapshots.com came by our Long Island factory to see what goes in to making a GiGi New York Handbag.

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Tom, GiGi’s president, gave the tour showing them the little details that make a GiGi bag so special.

 

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They wrapped up the tour by meeting our designer Ashley and checking out some Fall 2017 styles.

 

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Halloween at GiGi

Today GiGi hosted our annual Halloween costume contest at our Melville, New York office. Congratulations to Lisa and Stephanie from our retail team for winning the best group costume with their Graphic Image inspired elephant costume, Midari from HR for her cupcake in the oven, 2nd prize funniest costume and Maureen from Accounts Receivables for her first prize winning scarecrow costume.

 

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Retro Flame Visits GiGi New York

For our second factory tour this week, fashion blogger Erica from Retro Flame, visited our Long Island, NY headquarters for lunch with the team and to learn about our design process . With her charming Irish accent and amazing footwear, we chatted about leathers, social media and of course how to make a handbag. As per usual CEO Thomas Glazer gave his grand factory tour and explained the ins and outs of how we work as a company and the process we use to craft our leather bags.

 

 

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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!

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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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