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Niki English

NIKI ENGLISH

Niki English is a New York based handbag company that was created to bridge the gap between luxury & street style. The result: handbags that are inspired by the streets of New York & the women who live there. The company’s vision is to empower women to challenge the current state of the industry by seeking locally manufactured product. The brand focuses on lasting partnerships with manufacturers in New York City’s Garment District.
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Niki English is a New York based handbag company that was created to bridge the gap between luxury & street style. The result: handbags that are inspired by the streets of New York & the women who live there. It all began as a quest for the perfect handbag. Trying many designer level bags and feeling like function and style could never be together. We designed a collection to cater to the daily lives of NYC women.

Niki has worked on the design side for major contemporary and luxury brands, gaining experience in production and product development. She has received accolades from multiple design competitions over the past 5 years. She studied Architecture and Fashion Design, and incorporates processes from both schools of thought into her design work. After working with some of the most well known brands in the industry, we realized there is a disconnect between product & consumer. People want to know where their product is coming from.

NIKI ENGLISH's vision is to empower women to challenge the current state of the industry by seeking locally manufactured products. We focus on lasting partnerships with manufacturers in New York City's Garment District, and are proud to be part of the growing effort to bring manufacturing back into the city. Materials are sourced from companies based in New York or in the USA. We support the garment district by buying our supplies from companies owned and operated here. Our trims and hardware supplier is on 36th Street, our family-owned factory is on 38th Street, and our leather supplier is housed in Queens. We strive to keep our supply chain as close to home as possible.

Each bag is made with the lifestyles of the NYC woman in mind. The carryall is a perfect commuter, fitting a 13" Macbook perfectly. The mini-tote is perfect for brunch or day-trips. The clutch is a cross-body that can be worn day to night. The 3 handbag styles have been painstakingly designed to maintain a forward, downtown aesthetic while still catering to the busy lives of the women that wear them.

We are growing our online presence as well as focusing on building our brand through boutique outreach. We strive to create unique, luxury bags that are made in NYC by hand. Each bag is designed with different lifestyles in mind, and each bag has been carefully curated to fulfill functionality needs as well as maintain a high level of quality in design.