Handbag Design


Start Date





Tower 655

End Date


Meeting Day

Mondays and Wednesdays



Everyone knows that accessories make the outfit and constitute a major part of the fashion industry. Explore handbag design as a specialization. Topics and projects include a brief history of the handbag, researching present trends, and creating designs. Using industry standards, students design and construct a clutch, soft shoulder, and constructed handbag. Basic materials and tools are supplied along with a resource list for individual project materials.


This is an in person class that will meet on MassArt’s campus.

Interested in Fashion Design? This class is part of the Fashion Design Certificate Program!

This class is fully enrolled.

Kristen Lombardi

Kristen Lombardi is a fashion designer and tailor with a specialty in accessories and leather goods. She is the owner / designer of Manimal, whose work has been featured in Vogue, Elle, Elle Spain and Nylon Magazine. She has been exploring hand craft and design professionally for 15 years and is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art’s … Read more