Designer Handbags

October 2, 2020
New York, NY
Job Type


Primary Purpose: The Designer will work the Special Projects and Lifestyle team to initiate concepts each season that are fashion driven, reflective of the creative vision and brand aesthetic. You will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where you will collaborate with talented designers and cross-functional partners in the business.
The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Design to...

  • Create sketches and product prototypes throughout the conceptual design process.
  • Partner with creative team to develop and refine seasonal concept, materials, hardware, and color palette for Special Projects, owning leathergoods, bag charms and lifestyle.
  • Responsible for timeline adherence; ensure all Design Cards are completed accurately and delivered to Product Development on time; ensure all prototypes are available for product presentation and finalization. Ensure staff completes projects on timeline.
  • Responsible for upholding design integrity, high quality execution, and timeliness throughout the entire development process from concept through engineering and commercialization.
  • Partner cross-functionally with Merchandising, Sourcing, and Product Development on regular basis. Participate in meetings with cross-functional category partners.
  • Mentor and develop Design Associates and Assistants
  • The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Must possess a strong fashion sense and have the ability to interpret trends
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills with the ability to interact with a diverse group at all levels
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-up
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be flexible with the ability to self-manage and handle multiple priorities at once
  • Must be a collaborative, team player with great initiative
  • An outstanding professional will have...

  • Minimum 5 years of experience designing handbags and/or small leather goods
  • Bachelor's Degree in Design or related field
  • Ability to sketch both technical drawings and freeform renderings
  • Experience developing product directly with factories; understanding of development from concept through engineering, required
  • Understanding of materials, hardware, leather, and handbag construction required
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Experience managing Design Assistant, Apprentice and/or Freelance reports
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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