About Nic D'Andrea
The designer behind the brand, Nicole D’Andrea was inspired at a young age by the art of shoe making and repair. Her education began as she sat in awe of her great grandfather laboring in his cobbler shop, a trade he brought to America. Nicole received precious cultural heritage, work ethic and design sensibility from both her grandparents and carries this into the Nic D'Andrea collection. Nicole’s technical knowledge was eagerly absorbed while working with prestigious fashion icons such as BCBG’s Max Azria and LD Tuttle. She also had the privilege of studying at Ars Suttoria of Milano, Italy; after attending The International Academy of Design in Chicago, Illinois. These experiences gave Nicole the knowledge to shop quality leathers, source the best hardware and understand the pattern-making process involved to develop a conceptual design. A practical application of these experiences allow her to realize an endeavor that was long romanticized: a collection of her own.
Our Handbag Collection
Nicole launched her first handbag collection in 2012, and received great success immediately with top press outlets and celebrities (Alysia Reiner, Olivia Culpo, Teresa Giudice) seen carrying her handbags. Nicole's mission was to design high-end quality pieces to last for years while still being in style.
Our Bracelet Collection
Nicole expanded into jewelry to inspire women. She felt it was important for women to remind themselves daily of their self-worth and to chase their dreams which inspired our charms to be daily reminders for all women to inspire themselves. All jewelry is made in the USA, and all components are sourced from the USA. We donate $1 from the sale of each bracelet to the Girls Inc. Charity. 87 cents of each dollar donated goes directly to the girls. "The girls learn to set and achieve goals, overcome obstacles, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)." - Girls Inc.