Handbag 101 and Handbags.com Offer Workshop

Can't make the workshop? Check out Handbag Designer 101, by Handbag 101's Emily Blumenthal

New York—Are you an aspiring handbag designer? Or maybe an existing one that just needs a refresher course on how to amp up your business? You won’t want to miss “The Handbag Designer 101 Workshop: Insider Secrets and Tips for Designing, Making, Marketing Handbags and More,” presented by Handbag Designer 101 and Handbags.com,

The all-day event, which takes place on October 24 at Fashion Institute of Technology, features speakers from top handbag designers, retailers, e-tailers, stylists, fashion journalists, and more.

Tickets to the all-day workshop cost $95 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Here’s a breakdown of the all-day event.

8:00 am

REGISTRATION BEGINS

9:00 am

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

9:15 – 9:45 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Teri Agins, Freelance Fashion Journalist, Wall Street Journal Columnist & author of The End of Fashion

9:45 – 11:00 am

GOING PRO THE ASPIRATIONAL JOURNEY THIS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!

Carlos Falchi, 2007 Lifetime Achievement Recipient for the Independent Handbag Designer Awards
Uri Minkoff, CEO of Rebecca Minkoff
Monica Botkier, Founder of Botkier

11:00 – 11:45 am

DESIGNING INTO A PRICE POINT: THE REAL TRUTH OF BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL DESIGNER

Eva Lorenzotti, CEO of Vivre (Moderator)
Mickey Ateyeh, Jewelry & Accessory Design Consultant
Steven Alan, Founder of Steven Alan
Nancy Behrendt, VP Merchandising of Ebags.com & Handbags.com

11:45 – 12:30 pm

LAUNCH YOUR LINE FROM INCEPTION TO PRODUCT PLACEMENT

Jessica Dickler, CNN Money (Moderator)
Melissa Motola, Founder of Global Lux Visionaires
Shira Sue Carmi, Founder of The Launch Collective
Orit, President of the O Group
Rod Kurtz, Huffington Post

12:30 – 1:00 pm

BREAK

1:00 – 1:45 pm

WHAT THE BUYERS ARE REALLY LOOKING FOR

Mercedes Gonzalez, Founder of Global Purchasing Companies (Moderator)
Lincoln Moore, VP DMM of Fashion and Accessories of Saks Fifth Avenue
Steven Ginsberg, Owner of Verve Boutique
Dale Lindholm, Owner of Pure Accessories Showroom

1:45 – 2:30 pm

BLOGGERS GONE PRO HOW TO CONVERT YOUR BRAND INTO BUSINESS

Lauren Stephenson, Freelance Fashion & Accessories Industry Writer & Consultant (Moderator)
Tamu McPherson, Founder of All The Pretty Birds and Fashion Director of Grazia Italia
John Jannuzzi, Founder of Textbook Blog and Style Editor of Lucky Magazine
Macala Wright Lee, Founder of FashionablyMarketing.Me, CEO of WHY THIS WAY. and Social Media Director for WWDMAGIC

2:30 – 3:15 pm

PRODUCING GREEN PRODUCTS 

Emma Grady, Founder of Past, Fashion, Future (Moderator)
Pete Lankford, Creative Director for Timberland Earthkeepers & Timberland Boot Company
Benita Singh, Co-Founder of Source4Style
Summer Rayne, Co-Founder of Source4Style
Anthony Lilore, Founder of Restore Clothing

3:15 – 4:00 pm

ROLE OF FUNDING IN FASHION WHO IS WORTHY OF GETTING MONEY

Colleen DeBaise, Special Projects Director of Entrepreneur Magazine (Moderator)
Martin Okner, President of S.H. Martin & Company
Richard Kestenbaum, Founder of Triangle Capital LLC
Gary Wassner, Co-CEO of Hilldun Corporation
Peter Fields, Esq., Head of fashion law practice at
Ritholz Levy Sanders Chidekel & Fields

4:00 – 4:45 pm

TODAY’s PR & EDITORIAL LANDSCAPE

Jess Zaino, Celebrity Style Expert & Member of
Glamour.com’s Young & Posh Blogger Network (Moderator)
Jessica Kleiman, Vice-President Public Relations of Hearst Magazines
Jacqui Stafford, Executive Style Director of Shape Magazine

4:45 – 5:00 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & THANK YOU!

5:30 – 7:00 pm

POST-WORKSHOP COCKTAILS (VENUE TBD)

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dothanson Dorothy Hanson

    I purchased this book and was disappointed that the markings referred to in the instructions for
    straps, etc. ARE NOT on the patterns!

    • Style Sleuth

      you ought to let Emily know