About Us


About Us

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 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.

The Mister Handbag Collection was created for woman to relate to and have fun while shopping for their new favorite handbag.  The names for our Misters come from our customers, Nicole herself, or from someone of the Nic D'Andrea team. Go ahead, take a peek at all of the Misters, and see which one reminds you of that certain Mister.  Each handbag is designed to last for years to come while still being in style.

Why Jewelry?

Nicole expanded into jewelry to inspire woman.  She felt it was important for woman to remind themselves daily of their self-worth and to chase after their dreams which inspired our charms for the jewelry.

LiveYourDream.org is an online volunteer and activist network offering flexible action opportunities to improve the lives of women and girls. "Live Your Dream" provides advocacy and action opportunities to spread awareness about causes such as access to education, empowering girls, and ending violence against women.

"We envision a world where women and girls have the resources and opportunities they need to reach their full potential and live their dreams. LiveYourDream.org inspires people from all walks of life to live their dreams, while helping less fortunate women and girls to live theirs. This is accomplished through hands-on opportunities, awareness and advocacy efforts, and financial support—or any combination of these actions."  - Live Your Dream