In 1998, Rachel left the suburbs of Chicago to attend FIT. She did not know it at the time, but New York would become her home and constant source of inspiration. After completing college, Rachel found herself headed in new directions… translating her background in fashion design to accomodate her passion for handbags. Rachel is greatly influenced by 1970’s style, giving her bags a vintage, yet modern feel. She focuses on small details from clothing, which eventually surface as the foundation for a new collection. Using rich leathers and brass hardware, the handbags have a certain comfort and versatility. Each one is unique, and often invoikes a feeling of coming across a great find at a thrift store. She currently lives with her family in brooklyn, and always looks forward to the seasons changing.
Rachel’s work has been featured in: The New York Times, WWD, Elle, Style.com, Lucky, Nylon, Refinery 29, Bloomberg Business week, New York Magazine, Page 6 Magazine, NY Post, Time Out New York, Conde Nast Traveler, Self, Glamour, Country Living, Black Book, The Target Red Hot Shop, creativity-online.com and MSNBC.