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Rebecca Minkoff : Biography at a Glance

  • Rebecca Minkoff is an industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel. Her brand can be spotted in hundreds of stores around the world, popular among young women and celebrities alike.
  • Rebecca is also the founder of the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women who empower female-owned businesses. The organization has grown to over 9000 members and provides women-owned business with access to education, networks, and mentorship.
  • Rebecca's podcast, Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff, focuses on the incredible stories of resilience, failure and success from luminaries such as Katie Couric, Bozoma St. John and Jessica Alba. The podcast is consistently in the Top 100 of its genre categories.
  • Rebecca has won industry recognition, including the Breakthrough Designer Award from the Accessories Council.
Biography

An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s modern bohemian designs are inspired by strong, confident and powerful women who embody the effortless, free-spirited lifestyle.

After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at age 18 to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.

In 2001, Rebecca designed a version of the “I Love New York” t-shirt as part of a five-piece capsule collection, which appeared on The Tonight Show and became an overnight sensation.

In 2005, Rebecca designed her first handbag, which she dubbed the “Morning After Bag,” a.k.a. the “M.A.B.” This iconic bag ignited Rebecca’s career as a handbag designer and inspired the brands expansion into a lifestyle brand in the years to come. Rebecca’s success was further accelerated by the support of her brother, the company’s CEO and co-founder, Uri Minkoff, who helped usher in and pioneer the company’s industry-leading innovations with technology and fashion.

After four 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.

In the Summer of 2018, Rebecca launched a podcast, Superwomen with Rebecca Minkoff. The podcast focuses on the incredible stories of resilience, failure and success by luminaries such as Katie Couric, Bozoma St. John and Jessica Alba. The podcast is consistently in the top 100 of her categories and has launched the #superwomen tribe across the world.

In September of 2018, she established the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women who invest in women’s financial power across a socio-economic spectrum by enabling and empowering female-owned businesses. This organization has grown to over 9000 members and has supported women owned business by giving them access to education, networks and mentorship. Companies in this collective have gone onto raise over 15m in seed funding and taken their companies to higher levels of success.

Rebecca is married to director Gavin Bellour, and they reside in Brooklyn with their three children.

Reviews

Rebecca was really great for this group. The women just loved her. She was warm, friendly, very down-to-earth. People really responded to her honesty and naturalness.

Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

Our guests loved her keynote and really ate up her trials and tribulations of her success. They felt she was very sincere and truly appreciated her candid answers during the Q&A session.

Gerber Tech

The live session was great and we're really happy we were able to partner again with Rebecca.

SoFi
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