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
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
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 HANDBA
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