Jack Germain

New York City, United States New York City, United States

The Story

My name is Jack Germain and I founded my namesake company in 2009 after my handmade bags were discovered on the streets of New York by the New York Times style blog. After realizing that I couldn't keep up with the demand by hand making the bags out of my Lower East Side apartment, I found a factory in New York's Flatiron District and have been producing locally there ever since.
All Jack Germain bags are made from Italian leather and have Italian hardware.

My minimalist style handbags are given some edge with repeat hardware, spikes and studs and are the perfect juxtaposition of feminine and masculine style. As someone who rarely changes her handbag, my goal is to make sure that each bag will look just as great with a t-shirt and jeans as it does with a dress going out.
I studied textile design at University of Wisconsin, where I originally fell in love with repeat patterns and graphic shapes. I then went on to get a degree in accessories design from F.I.T. Since the launch of my brand, Jack Germain has been featured in People Style Watch, In Style, People, Zink, Blackbook, Time Out and New York Magazine

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“A bag is like a woman’s sidekick,” bag designer Jack Germain once said and we couldn’t agree more. She concentrates on creating impeccable bags that can go just about anywhere and will wear in…
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On the blog

  • A Labor of Love

    Boticca’s Style Hunters Chiara and Philippa are always on the lookout for designers who unique pieces with original materials. Leather is particularly...
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  • Meet Jack Germain

    Jack Germain started making her own handbags out of her apartment in New York’s Lower East Side neighborhood before a New York Times interview left her...
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