Colombian-born designer Nancy Gonzalez is famous for luxury handbags, establishing her American presence in 1998. The brand’s designs are known for precious skins, vibrant colors and unique textures, inspired by the beauty and culture of her native Columbia. Handbags are produced in Cali, Colombia by local artisans that are mostly women – Nancy also provides daycare for the children of all employees. The brand’s handbags have modern designs with classic elements, and are sold worldwide in over 300 luxury retailers including Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Net-a-Porter. The Neiman Marcus Group has said that Nancy Gonzalez handbags are among the key brands of its accessories department. Her bags have even been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and Philadelphia Museum of art.