What We Do

  • Advise the Client
  • Develop the Collection
  • Create Direction
  • Innovate Concept
  • Design Product
  • Accelerate the Experience
  • Streamline the Process
  • Cultivate Industry Relationships
  • Deliver Results
  • Facilitate the Execution
  • Generate Exposures
  • Spearhead the Strategy
  • Foster your Success

What We Do

PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Brand Collection Development
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Technical Design
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Production & Sourcing
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Trend Forecasting
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Supply Chain Management
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Social Media Strategy
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Marketing & Visual brand Identity
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Sales Strategy
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Industry Relations
PRODUCT LINE DEVELOPMENT
Content Strategy and Writting
NANCY B FORMAN

NANCY B FORMAN

As founder and creative Director at The Accessory Think Tank, Nancy leverages creative and strategic vision to design brand- focused approaches for a wide variety o f 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. She 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 and Shop Bop. Prior to founding The Accessory Think Tank, Nancy was a Senior Executive at Bloomingdales for 14 years. Nancy has a Bachelor of Arts in Business, Management, and Marketing from Simmons College.

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

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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