Rebecca Minkoff

Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur & Founder of the Female Founder Collective

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An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s modern bohemian designs are inspired by strong, confident and powerful women who embody the effortless, free-spirited lifestyle.

After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at age 18 to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
In 2001, Rebecca designed a version of the “I Love New York” t-shirt as part of a five-piece capsule collection, which appeared on The Tonight Show and became an overnight sensation.

In 2005, Rebecca designed her first handbag, which she dubbed the “Morning After Bag,” a.k.a. the “M.A.B.” This iconic bag ignited Rebecca’s career as a handbag designer and inspired the brand’s expansion into a lifestyle brand in the years to come. Rebecca’s success was further accelerated by the support of her brother, the company’s CEO and co-founder, Uri Minkoff, who helped usher in and pioneer the company’s industry-leading innovations in technology and fashion.

Rebecca partnered with Resonance to create a sustainability tool and supply chain tracking platform called One.Code, which will allow shoppers to learn information about Minkoff’s products they’re purchasing, including details regarding carbon emissions, fabric and water usage. It also shows who made the garment and the energy and resources saved through the use of Resonance’s sustainable production model.

After four years of designing statement-making handbags and accessories with her trademark leathers, studs, and hardware, Rebecca returned to her roots in apparel design and introduced her first ready-to-wear collection.

Today, Rebecca Minkoff is a global brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, eyewear, and fragrance.

Rebecca launched a podcast, Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff. The podcast focuses on the incredible stories of resilience, failure, and success by luminaries such as Katie Couric, Bozoma St. John, and Jessica Alba. The podcast is consistently in the top 100 of her categories and has launched the #superwomen tribe across the world.

She established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women who invest in women’s financial power across a socio-economic spectrum by enabling and empowering female-owned businesses. This organization has grown to over 9000 members and has supported women-owned businesses by giving them access to education, networks, and mentorship. Companies in this collective have gone on to raise over 15m in seed funding and taken their companies to higher levels of success.

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