G-III Apparel Group, the world's premier designer and manufacturer of quality leather outerwear, dresses, women's suits, sportswear and accessories, with a comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and wholly-owned brands, including Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi’s, Dockers, Jessica Simpson, Vince Camuto, Ellen Tracy, Kensie, Ivanka Trump, and G.H. Bass, among others is seeking a Senior handbag designer to join the Calvin Klein team based in New York City.


  • Execute design packages with translation of all details in order for the factory to execute designs and corrections overseas


  • Able to merchandise a full balanced line


  • Must be able to sketch technical handbag and SLG drawings including hardware & interior of bags.


  • Working closely with design director Managing a time an action calendar for all sketches/sampling/SRS


  • Possess a strong fashion sense, and the ability to interpret trends and transcend runway


  • Be able to effectively manage time and multi-task, pay strong attention to detail,


  • Illustrator and Photoshop required


  • Managing direct reports and balancing workload


  • Representing the company while at factories overseas


  • Managing confirmation sample approvals with the assistance of Assoc. and Asst. designers and holding “confirmation meetings” with sales 2 weeks after market to review all final details on placed styles


  • Reviewing PP and TOP samples with PD team


  • Attending all turn in meetings to make sure all fcty allocation is clear along with all revisions needed


  • Managing the Assoc. and Asst. designers workload and “to do” list, prioritizing workload making sure tasks are executed on time and correctly


  • Shopping stores weekly to download to the team what is current and trending
  • 5+ years of Industry experience (including retail, wholesale, pattern drafting + draping, print design.)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design
  • Handbag experience and interest a must
  • Action oriented
  • Timely decision making
  • Functional/Technical skills



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