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.
Owner and Designer at Maria Lamanna Handbags
I never imagined I would meet someone like Nancy because there is no other professional like Nancy. She see's the value in development and introducing strong brand DNA that fits a miss in the market. For an entrepreneur, beginning can be difficult. A lot of service providers are after funds you need to use responsibly and businesses you are working with don't always understand when a collection is not ready for market. If you have a brand or have an investor and are looking to begin in a serious way, invest in her services first and the reasoning behind your previous disappointments will become clear. If you can develop product and seriously take Nancy's advice that's all you need to make the next steps.
Designer at Christopher Belt
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.
Nancy is an extremely talented individual. She is always one step ahead the trends because she has got a great sense of analysis. Her advice is highly valuable and her positive energy contagious. Added to her creativity and her perfect knowledge of the accessories market, it brings all the designers she leads in the development of their brand to surpass themselves, revealing their real potential.
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Nancy Forman is smart , creative, and business savvy. Nancy has the experience and work ethic like no other. She is the go to person for consulting, product development, and sales! Nancy knows the fashion world and what will sell!
Wholesale Sales Manager at Baccarat
I have worked with Nancy for over two years on my client's first fashion project. She has been a true partner-always prioritizing the relationship and the vision for greatness. There have been a few chapters in our journey together... her original concept was great and true to the brand. While the project got put on hold she went away and started dreaming with her team to come back with a creative option we love and even better than before. Nancy really gets the intersection between food and fashion -she's super creative and saavy on global trends. I hope to work with her on a project of my own someday for my own brand joyful plate!
She's not only a pleasure but a treasure.
Founder, CEO joyful plate LLC. Food, Beverage Lifestyle & Branding (Emerging brands, start up specialty).
Nancy is our Handbag Awards go-to. Our most successful designers are a product of her consulting, time and care to develop them into profitable brands.
Author, Founder at The Independent Handbag Designer Awards, Professor of Entrepreneurship at FIT in NYC
It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Nancy Forman. Nancy and I first met when we hired her as our consultant at Minx L.F.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Nancy, and came to know her as a truly valuable asset to any team or project. She is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, she has an impressive knowledge of Fashion Accessories and is always dedicated to her client and her client’s vision. Her knowledge of consumer trends, fashion marketing, sales and an expert in line development was a huge advantage to our company.
Her relationships in the industry ranging from buyers to manufacturers, from sourcing to marketing opened doors that otherwise are closed. This is truly a sign of who she is and the respect she has garnered in the industry.
Along with her undeniable talent, Nancy has always been an absolute joy to work with. She is a true team player, and always manages to foster positive discussions and brings the best out of her client.
Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Nancy to join your team. As a dedicated and knowledgeable consultant and an all-around great person, I know that she will be a benefit to you.
Apparel division production Manager at A Finishing Touch
It's been a great pleasure to work with Nancy and her team @The Accessory Think Tank. I approached Nancy as an expert in the industry to help me navigate through the challenges of building my jewelry brand. Her thorough knowledge and strategic approach in design development and assortment have been pivotal in helping me create a more cohesive approach and vision in my designs. The counsel she provides through leveraging her extensive network in the industry is also a great asset to any developing brand. I highly recommend Nancy and her team to any brand that's looking for the right tools to move to the next step.
Amany Shaker Tanyous
Creative director/founder @AMMANII Jewelry
Nancy, has added so much to the offering at Morphik. I can basically say that our products wouldn't look the way they do without her. She added so much knowledge to areas I basically had little experience in. I had a great idea but the product didn't have the sophistication that was needed to deliver the full impact of my elegant design. My background was in corporate finance and marketing and she added an experienced merchandisers viewpoint. This is so invaluable when you want to make a impact with the buyer. Her background and experience gives you that depth that most small companies don’t have. She is very easy to communicate with and always available to reach out to.
Consultant - Finance and Financial Systems
Nancy is passionate, highly professional and knowledgeable. Her insights on the contemporary accessories business and product development experience has been vital to our growth in the market. We are very fortunate to be working with such an amazing individual and her team and hope to continue to grow HEIRLOOM with Nancy.
Entrepreneur and Brand Director of HEIRLOOM
Nancy is a very creative, organized, intelligent person, that helped me a lot in the beginning of my business.
We worked together for over 2 years. I learned from her how to put together a collection, how to look for new opportunities and how to show my jewelry at a tradeshow in a more effective way. She brought my business to a different level.
Owner at Marcia moran
I started working with TATT at a time when I needed guidance and direction. I thought, “Make a pretty bag and everyone will buy it.” Ha! The team has shown me there is so much more to it. They have guided me through rounding out my collection, introducing me to key people in PR, sourcing, showrooms, and trend forecasting. In the design area, they have encouraged me to think outside the box. They have great vision when it comes to what will be the hot upcoming trends and are always having conversations with their contacts (friends!) in the majors to find what they are looking for in their stores.
DESIGNER, MELVIN JEWELRY
Nancy is an impeccable example of reciprocity within a very competitive industry such as fashion. Sh, is direct yet nice and follows through on everything she promises stylists, editors, as well as procurinc placements for all her public relations clients. She is one of my favorites to collaborate with. Needles: to say I highly recommend Ms. Forman.
Nancy is an inspirational and collaborative entrepreneur, who realizes the tremendous power of team work, organic growth, and spontaneity. Her personal network and global perspective are one of the many strengths she relies on to provide tactical advice to emerging designers. The bottom line is she original and critical in giving clients a foot in the door where it matters the most. She's someone to have on your side when delivering results.
Digital Marketing Analytics Manager
TATT and I started working together when I first introduced my leather handbag line. It was a challenging and exciting time for me as my business was growing and the learning curve was steep and unforgiving.
They was instrumental in every way imaginable and helped me work through the many challenges that I was facing at once - production, sourcing, trend forecasting, department store relationships, showroom relationships, even shipping issues. Throughout all the challenges that we faced together, they were always composed and professional. They also encouraged me to push my boundaries as a designer and helped me understand how to round out my collections. Even today I still find myself applying principles and engaging in practices that they introduced to me and I am proud to consider them good friends.
FOUNDER, SHIH & MONSERAT DE LUCCA
We worked with Nancy for 3 years and she has changed our company. She introduced us to the US market and helped us to penetrate. Today we sell in more than 150 stores in the US. Nancy also helped us in product development, choosing right materials and building a collection. She has the ability to understand the brand’s identity and develop on it.
TATT has been by my side for over five years. Their taste level is brilliant, their ideas are brilliant, they are the hardest workers.
Nancy Forman and her team at The Accessory Think Tank were integral with helping me create my line of handbags from concept to launch. Together, we created a beautiful, unique and compelling collection that stands apart from other brands. Nancy understood my vision, and brought together an incredible team of people to help bring it to fruition. Nancy's creative thinking and network of connections throughout the accessory industry led me to the best of the best in both design and execution. Her lifetime of experience makes her privy to extensive understanding of high end retail stores, how they operate and what they look for in a collection. My brand would not be what it is today without Nancy, and I am so grateful every single day for the knowledge I have acquired and the incredible journey this has been.
Madeline Halliday Founder
Creative Director, The M Bag
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 Handbags
I have worked with Nancy for over two 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.
I continue to rely on Nancy's understanding of the accessory market and trends every time I design a new collection. Her great energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to ‘her designers' helps me deal with all the daily challenges that come with growing my business.
OWNER/DESIGNER, JOANNA MAXHAM HANDBAGS
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.
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.
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.
President, Herbert Mines Associates