Last night designer Rebecca Minkoff came through Chicago to share one of her latest bags with fans. Rebecca collaborated with not only Nordstrom, but also thousands of social media fans to design a bag “inspired by our favorite type of woman: strong and feminine.” Here’s what the designer shared with us…

What can you tell me about the Crowd Source Bag [available exclusively in Nordstrom stores] you’re here to celebrate?

We took it to the people and this is the bag they helped design.  People submitted ideas [on Instagram] and we voted on what we liked to come out with this guy.

Word on the street is Chicago is getting a stand alone Rebecca Minkoff store.  Are the rumors true?

Hopefully we’ll be open by December!  We’re under construction on Oak Street. It will be really similar to our NYC store.

Looking forward to fall- What does every woman need in her closet this year?

Suede, fringe, and thigh high boots.

Seeing as you’re a handbag designer, I have to ask… What’s in your bag?

I’m pretty much a purse minimalist.  It’s just my phone, sunglasses, and my wallet.

What three bags does every woman need on hand?

A tote, a crossbody, and a backpack.Do you have an all time favorite bag you’ve designed?

It would have to be the original- the Morning After Bag [also available in mini].

Love it! How did it get it’s name?

Um, it was an aspirational name at the time.

Is there anything you’re looking forward to doing while in Chicago?

I’m literally just in and out, but when we open the store I’ll be back for longer.  We were just here for a wedding a couple weeks ago and we had a great time exploring the city!

[Photos By Hallie Duesenberg]

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One Response to 5 Minutes with Rebecca Minkoff

  1. Lay says:

    Great interview :) and love Rebecca <3

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