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goldno.8 allows you to be the designer of your bag.  Pick each component and build a bag that reflects your own unique style.
goldno.8 allows you to be the designer of your bag. Pick each component and build a bag that reflects your own unique style.
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goldno.8 Customizable Handbags

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goldno.8 allows each customer to be the designer of her bag.  Our customer can create a customized tote, handbag or backpack that is as individual as she is. 

All of our bags are sold in components.  Pick your bag, choose your color combo, select your straps, then add snaps and key tags to add personality. All of our bags are reversible and can be worn a multitude of ways.  So, as you travel through your day, from the gym, to work, to your night out, your bag will evolve with you.  You'll never get tired of your goldno.8 bag because you can always update it with new straps, snaps and key tags!

  goldno.8 bags are featherweight, durable, functional and COOL!

OUR BAGS

THE BACKPACK                                                                                                                           Cool, calm and collected The Backpack is the perfect example of fashion meeting function. Being reversible The Backpack is the perfect option for the fashion lover who likes to show her individual style.  

Color Combos:  Camo/Black  & Silver/Black

THE CROSSBODY                                                                                                                       Developed for the woman who likes to travel lightly, yet efficiently, this bag is made up of multiple pouches which can be worn together or individually. The Crossbody is reversible and can also be worn with our wrist strap, making it easy to transition from day to night!

Color Combos:  Camo/Black & Silver/Black

THE CARRYALL                                                                                                                           Perfect for the woman on the go, lightweight and durable, The Carryall holds everything and will take you from day to night.  Because both the bag and the straps are reversible, you get four looks in one bag!  

Color Combos:  Camo/Black & Silver/Black

All of our bags are made from quilted, 70 Denier nylon.  They are durable, lightweight and water resistant.  All of our bags come with chic gold snaps that can be swapped out for snaps to add personality - Smile, Lips or Heart. Custom gold hardware including zippers, rivets, dog snaps, sliders, o-rings and more were developed especially for our bags.

OUR METHOD

  • Select your favorite style

  • Pick your color combination
  • Add a shoulder strap
  • Choose your favorite snaps
  • Select a charm or keychain                                                                       

OUR STRATEGY

  • goldno.8 allows each customer to be the designer of her bag
  • Each bag is unique to the woman who designs it
  • All bags are purchased in components which encourages the customer to buy "add-ons"
  • Each style is reversible and can be worn multiple ways creating more value in each bag
  • Snaps, Charms, Key Tags and Add-On Straps are sold individually for additional personality and uniqueness
  • Bag components are interchangeable throughout the line
  • Each customer can continually update and add on to her bag as new accessories are offered

OUR PROCESS

We've spent most of the last year sourcing the most advantageous factory to partner with, the perfect materials, the best quilter and the the most functional hardware. This has been an incredible hurdle, but we are proud to say that we have lined up all of the best of the best for our product.

Our factory is right here in the United States, as are our quilter, our hardware supplier and our fabric manufacturer! We have worked closely with each of our partners to ensure that the functionality of all of the components used, as well as the construction of our bags are durable, functional and stylish. We have worked at length with our suppliers to tweak every component, and our factory to develop patterns and prototypes. 

 

OUR DESIGNER

Ariane Gold is the owner and designer of goldno.8. Ariane has worked for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry for over 20 years including Ralph Lauren, TSE, Catherine Malandrino and Isaac Mizrahi. Her designs have been featured in top fashion magazines across the globe including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, W and Marie Claire, and sold to top retailers worldwide. In addition to her fashion career, Ariane launched a successful home decor business called BUTCH & harold with her sister that has been featured in top publications and TV shows.

Juggling life as a successful Creative Director and mother of two can be challenging on the fashion front. goldno.8 was conceived in part because of Ariane's busy lifestyle. Constantly running from work, to the gym, to her boy's activities, and evenings out demanded a bag that was light, functional, durable and cool. And, she didn’t want to carry the same bag as every one else. So, Ariane created goldno.8 with a goal in mind… meet her needs, and allow her, and all of her customers, to create a bag that is as unique to the person carrying it.

 

OUR REWARDS

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge has been coming up with a solution to make all of our bags reversible and functional. This has meant countless hours testing the hardware and reworking the patterns. We are thrilled to report that after months of wear testing all of our bags and collaborating with our partners, we have worked out the kinks and are ready to roll when we place our first stock order!

While all of our ducks are in a row, sometimes the unforeseen can happen. Here are potential challenges:

SHIP DATE: We have built in extra time for the manufacturing process and are confident we will ship by the projected dates, but there is always a chance that things will take longer than planned.

SUPPLIER COORDINATION: We work with a variety of suppliers to source the best materials and ensure our bags are developed correctly. Each supplier has its own challenges, which may affect partners, including us.

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    The Crossbody

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    The Crossbody Duo

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    The Carryall

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    The Backpack

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    The Crossbody and The Backpack

    Get The Crossbody with 1 Pouch and shoulder strap, The Backpack + the Smile, Lips and Heart decorative snaps. We'll be in touch to find out your color combo selection. ($385 retail value).

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    You CAN have it all!!

    The 3 Pouch Crossbody + The Carryall + The Backpack + the Smile, Lips and Heart decorative snaps + the Smile, Lips and Heart decorative pins. We'll be in touch to find out your color combo selection. ($875 retail value).

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