Founder and Creative Director Danielle DiFerdinando began her journey in the fashion industry at the age of 18. While attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, her passion led her to study abroad in Europe where she apprenticed with several major high-end design houses. Upon returning, Danielle put her new insider's view of the design and manufacturing process to work by designing, constructing and wearing her own handbags.
It was during her internship at Bergdorf Goodman that her talent was first noticed. The cosmetic buyer was impressed by Danielle's work and asked her to create a line of cosmetic bags for the store. Before long, Danielle was designing complete leather collections for Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's and Lane Crawford. Danielle's incredible journey continues: In 2015 she was named one of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 and launched Danielle Nicole Jewelry — selling out in its first collection and featured in the likes of O, The Oprah Magazine and Redbook.
Never taking her success for granted, Danielle is committed to giving back. She serves as a member on the Board of Associates for Ronald McDonald House New York and the NRF Foundation Board of Directors.
Danielle Nicole handbags fuse runway inspiration and real life accessibility in a feminine, chic and contemporary way. The brand represents a fresh twist on classic styling and incorporates detailed custom hardware and exclusive materials from all around the world.
Since its launch in 2006, Danielle Nicole has become a favorite of fashion editors, tastemakers and celebrities — including Oprah, Rihanna, Alessandra Ambrosio and Kate Hudson, and has been featured on Vogue.com, Women's Wear Daily, Glamour, InStyle, Elle and dozens more of Fashion's most elite publications.
The brand is currently sold in major retailers and specialty boutiques all over the world, and in 2015 debuted its first ever line of Jewelry to much success — expanding the Danielle Nicole aesthetic seamlessly to a range of statement pieces that are modern, easily layer-able and unique.