On December 8th, Gilt City hosted a sample sale for Lauren Merkin handbags. All guests received 30% off a selection of classic and holiday merchandise. Plus: 40% off all pre-orders for the spring collection. Gilt City members online received a $100 gift certificate towards anything on laurenmerkin.com. Guests also had the opportunity to meet and chat with the queen her self. This was a wonderful opportunity to get an inside look into the Lauren Merkin brand and all the beautiful styles she has to offer.
Lauren Merkin is founder and CEO of Lauren Merkin Handbags. Lauren’s creative and entrepreneurial nature enabled her to start her own company in the summer of 2002. After completing her MBA from Columbia University, Lauren hand crafted a tote with an old sewing machine and with that tote came an idea. Lauren then created her signature Louise clutch bag and hit the ground running. It was not long before she had landed some big accounts, including Bergdorf Goodman, and had launched an entire collection of extremely popular handbags. Almost eight years later, Lauren’s company continues to grow and can be found at more than 300 boutiques both nationwide and internationally. In addition, she can be found at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdales department stores. Celebrity followers include the likes of Diane Lane, Eva Longoria and Hayden Panettiere. Lauren holds a BA from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University. Bio from www.facebook.com/LaurenMerkinHandbags
Lauren Merkin handbags can be found in numerous online stores www.bergdorfgoodman.com, www.bloomingdales.com, www.lunaboston.com, www.neimanmarcus.com, www.shoecrush.com, www.shopbop.com. For more information on Lauren Merkin handbags, and any and all sample sale events go to www.laurenmerkin.com. Lauren Merkin’s clutches have even made their way into Target stores. Her design incorporates the edginess of a sharp metallic with the sweetness of an eye-catching, floppy calfskin bow and a chain strap
Lauren Merkin is the epitome of entrepreneurship, her story is the blueprint on how to make it in the business she is and inspiration to all future designers. When I spoke with her she indicated that she is interested in making shoes, and if her success in handbags is any indication of the future i will bet that her line of designer shoes will shake up the fashion world. You can follow Lauren Merkin on facebook and on twitter @LaurenMerkin.