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.
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.
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.
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.
One of our favorite male fashion bloggers, Mr. Bags recently paid a visit to our Long Island factory. Most well known on the popular social media platform, Weibo, we were so excited to show him our handbag making process and have him pick out a bag and make it his own!
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!
We immediately went to work in our New York factory to bring her vision to life.
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.