WHO WE ARE ?

The Accessory Think Tank is a business consulting and manufacturing firm founded by Nancy Forman. We leverage our founder’s creative and strategic vision to design brand-focused approaches for a wide variety of clientele. At The Accessory Think Tank, we use our deep knowledge and successful track record within the areas of product development, production, sourcing, sales and delivery. We take great advantages to be the foundation and core of our success

OUR EXPERTISE

  • Handbags
    Handbags
  • TRAVEL & LUGGAGE
    TRAVEL & LUGGAGE
  • FASHION & FINE JEWELRY
    FASHION & FINE JEWELRY
  • HOME DECOR
    HOME DECOR
  • TEXTILES
    TEXTILES
  • FOOTWEAR
    FOOTWEAR
  • BEAUTY & COSMETIC
    BEAUTY & COSMETIC
  • SWIM
    SWIM
  • FASHION ILLUSTRATION
    FASHION ILLUSTRATION
  • SCARVES
    SCARVES
  • MEN’S ACCESSORIES
    MEN’S ACCESSORIES
  • SUSTAINABLE ACCESSORIES
    SUSTAINABLE ACCESSORIES
  • SUN GLASSES
    SUN GLASSES
  • PET ACCESSORIES
    PET ACCESSORIES
  • HAIR ACCESSORIES
    HAIR ACCESSORIES

Nancy
Forman

As Founder and Creative Director of The Accessory Think Tank, Nancy leverages her creative and strategic vision to design brand focused approaches for a wide variety of clientele. Well-versed in merchandising and product development, she has more than 15 years of experience identifying both consumer and market trends within critical and emerging markets. Nancy has a comprehensive understanding of the retail landscape and has worked with key retail and online merchants including Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Gus Mayer, Luisa Via Roma, Shop Bop, The museum of art and design, and the Metropolitan Museum of art. Prior to founding The Accessory Think Tank, Nancy was a Senior Executive at Bloomingdales for 14 years. There, she executed strategic relationships with GMM, DMM’s, visual merchandising, and planning teams and oversaw five newly opened stores that grew to $100M+ in annual sales. Nancy also planned and executed the merchandising and regional assortment of all stores and achieved exceptional understanding of the competitive landscape to identify trends and resources. Moreover, she managed the region’s launch of new classifications from Kate Spade and Marc Jacob. Throughout her career with Forman Creative she has partnered with over 40 clients with combined revenues of over $100 million.

WE FOSTER YOUR SUCCESS

The Accessory Think Tank has accelerated over 40 fashion brands focused on footwear, handbags, fashion & fine jewelry, home goods, sustainable accessories, pet accessories, travel accessories, jewelry, scarves, hair accessories, sunglasses.

BRAND COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT

Brands are not born overnight. We understand the time and attention it takes too create alasting brand that goes beyond the product. Our full circle service means not only will we develop and manufacture your collection, we’ll also make sure your products find their audience

SPECIALIZED DESIGN SERVICES

We take you through every step of the design process so you can see your ideas come to life. We will design and develop your ideas into marketable product. We will manufacture and package your accessories and provide the necessary services to launch and grow your brand.

Testimonials

Nancy is a true professional. She is extremely knowledgeable in regards with accessories and fashion, merchandising and products. She is also a very kind and generous person whom is a pleasure to work with.

Maria Lamanna
Owner and Designer at Maria Lamanna Handbags

Nancy is truly passionate about the fashion business and supporting her clients in any way she can. She has been a great ambassador for my brand and has always been very proactive about sales and development. I couldn't have done it without her support.

Alexandra de Curtis
Creative Director, Alexandra de Curtis Ltd.

When it comes to product development and making it happen for your company, Nancy is the person to go to. She knows how to take anything and make it sellable to its target demographic. Nancy is an expert and well respected member of the fashion and accessory community and a fantastic person to work with. Her entire team is on board from start to finish making sure that clients of any scale get the best results possible in any situation.

Andrew Werner
Independent Photographer

Nancy is a highly motivated and engaged individual who is focused on business growing opportunities. Nancy has excellent communication skills which allow her to build strong business partnerships and to work effectively one on one or in group situations. Nancy has an ability to identify business trends that are in their infancy stage so that she is able to capture a greater share of the sales trend in that area. Nancy is always a pleasure to work with and a strong business partner.

Wiley Bartine, Vice President
General Manager at Bloomingdale's

Working with Nancy and her team has not only been a blessing to my brand, but we have developed a life long friendship/ sisterhood. I'm so just grateful you have no idea... It's always my deepest pleasure to talk to any of Nancy's new clients or clients that need to ask questions.

Noha Nadler, President
Noha Nadler Handbags

TATT has been by my side for over five years. Their taste level is brilliant, their ideas are brilliant, they are the hardest workers.

John Goodman
Founder/Designer, PONO

Nancy is an exceptional talent. Her depth of knowledge relative to the competitive landscape, brands and customers coupled with her ability to see where customers are going and how trends are evolving make her a highly effective business partner. Her interpersonal skills and outgoing and pleasant demeanor make her a joy to work with. She is a true business driver and strategic partner.

Brenda Malloy, President
Herbert Mines Associates

I have worked with Nancy for over 2 years and could not have been where I am now without her expertise, resources and energy. Despite logistical challenge (I lived in Europe for most of that time), Nancy helped me turn a few random handbags into a compelling collection that is now carried in speciality stores in the US and Europe. She played a key role in editing my line to make sure it is appealing to buyers and helped identify reliable sources and affordable contractors. Through her leadership of the Ora Design team Nancy gave my line exposure to department stores and speciality boutiques nationwide. I continue to rely on Nancy's understanding of the accessories market and trends every time I design a new collection, while her great energy, enthusiasm and commitment to "her designers" helps me deal with all daily challenges of growing my business.

Joanna Maxham, CEO
Creative Director at JOANNA MAXHAM LLC

Selected Clients

Ammanii
Melina Safady
Christopher belt
Maria Lamanna
alexandra de curtis
Joanna Maxham
Carrie K
candace covelli
Pono
daniella Lehavi
Monserat de luca
Heirloom
Cnicol

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