Twin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato founded Lizzie Fortunato in 2008 with the intent of creating unique accessories that use unexpected materials and champion handicrafts from a breadth of places and cultures.
Lizzie designs the line, while Kathryn, who got her start on Wall Street, oversees sales and operations. Fortunato’s designs marry found, reclaimed and precious materials in fashion forward silhouettes, and the sisters’ brand has become synonymous with unique, ahead of the curve accessories that are influenced by fine art, travel, and artisanal craftwork.
The Lizzie Fortunato collection is produced in New York by a team of skilled metalsmiths and seamstresses and extreme care goes into each piece. Lizzie Fortunato launched leather goods in 2011. With an appreciation and love for vintage textiles (collected from Morocco, Turkey, India, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and elsewhere), Lizzie fuses traditional techniques with bold prints in her bag designs.