The Designer: Nancy Gonzalez

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By: Gabriela Yareliz

Her python bags go for thousands. You may remember that memorable closet scene in The Devil Wears Prada when her name is mentioned as Andy is handed a teal bag. Colombian-born designer Nancy Gonzalez has infiltrated the American and global handbag fashion world to the point of making her iconic. Her first collection debuted in 1998 in Bergdorf Goodman. (Source)

Since then, celebrities and important public figures have worn her Cali-made artisan bags. “She is a driving force for social change, employing almost all women and providing day-care for their children. Nancy strives to instill her employees with dignity, optimism and structure by providing a rewarding work environment.” (Source) She is described as a true visionary and artist. Nancy Gonzalez has been a fashion trailblazer and an example to mothers and Hispanic women everywhere. She has shown us that you can use your creativity to be a force in your community, elevate it and bring beauty into the world. This is why Nancy Gonzalez is an #orgullohispano.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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