Coach began as a family-run workshop in a Manhattan loft in 1941. The company started with six leatherworkers who made small leather goods such as men’s wallets and billfolds by hand. Five years later, Miles Cahn, and his wife, Lillian, joined the contractor, then known as Gail Leather Products. The Cahns were owners of a leather handbag manufacturing business and were knowledgeable about the leather business.
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Cosmetics entrepreneur Charlotte Tilbury came face to face with one of her inspirations when Queen Elizabeth handed her an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, at Buckingham Palace earlier today. #wwdbeauty
Stella McCartney has been designing wedding looks for customers, friends, family — and herself — for years.
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