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!

 

1 - GatesTote-design

 

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!

7-Light-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.

 

9 - Erin Gates Tote 2

 

8 - Erin Gates Tote

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GiGi New York at rSTheCon 2014

Last week we spent the weekend in Dallas, TX at rewardStyle’s annual conference for their top 200 publishers. We met and re-connected with some of our favorite girls, got to set up a stamping booth to personalize some goodies for them, and snapped some awesome pictures. Overall it was great to see everyone in one place and be able to discuss future collaborations and special projects. Thanks to everyone who came to see us and for all of your support!

1. Stamping at rSthecon | 2. The Eye at the Joule | 3. Salmon 9″ Wire-O-Notebook w/ Abbey from districtdressup.com | 4. Iris iPhone 5s/5 Hard-Shell Case w/ Abbey from districtdressup.com | 5. Fall Hayden w/ Jocelyn and Martha from thejcrgirls.com | 6. Magenta All in One Bag w/ Martha from thejcrgirls.com | 7. White Elizabeth-Clutch w/ Nina from trendsurvivor.com | 8. White Elizabeth-Clutch w/ Nina from trendsurvivor.com | 9. Small Zip Case w/ Sam from styleofsam.com | 10. Small Zip Case w/ Andreas from andreaswijk.se | 12.¬† Salmon Elle Cross-body w/ Katherine from from bishopandholland.com | 13. Fall Maggie w/ Katherine, Jean and Stia from bishopandholland.com | 14. Fall Maggie w/ Madison from ffranklyspeakingg.com | 15. Fall Uber Clutch w/ Amy from fashionjackson.com | 16. White All in one bag w/ Madison from ffranklyspeakingg.com | 17. Small Zip Case w/ Tanya from filmfashionfun.com | 18. Small Zip Case w/ Emily from emilymaynard.com | 19. Small Zip Case w/ Caitlin from southerncurlsandpearls.com | 20. Baxter Box and Amber Venz of rewardStyle | 21. Sky Blue Tori Tote w/ Beth from seersuckerandsaddles.blogspot.com | 22. Sky Blue Tori Tote w/ Beth from seersuckerandsaddles.blogspot.com | 23. Iris All in One Bag w/ Stia from bishopandholland.com |
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