After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at 18 to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. In 2001, she designed a version of the “I Love New York” t-shirt that appeared on The Tonight Show and became an overnight sensation. After years of designing statement-making handbags and accessories with her trademark leathers, studs and hardware, Rebecca returned to her roots of apparel design and introduced her first ready-to-wear collection in 2009. Today, Rebecca Minkoff is a global brand with a wide range of apparel, handbags, footwear, jewelry, timepieces, eyewear, and fragrance.
Here are Rebecca’s insights about business success, those she turns to with questions and the lessons she’s learned over the past year.