JAMAH has the perfect gift for the guy or gal that has everything!
Fall in Love with JAMAH
For the special gal in your life, look no further than JAMAH’s Classic Collection of bags handcrafted from buttery soft Italian leather and made entirely in the USA. Consider a fabulous evening clutch for her to debut on Valentine’s Day, perhaps customized with one of JAMAH’s exclusive exotic leathers, a collection of one-of-a-kind variations made with crocodile, alligator, ostrich or eel. JAMAH Couture
The “Man Bag” to the Stars
Check out JAMAH’s World and Accessory Collections for pieces for men on the go. Many, including The Satchel have been sported by former Sexiest Man Alive Brad Pitt and the current titleholder Channing Tatum, making it the perfect gift for your fashion conscious guy. Available in a number of leathers, The Satchel can be made as rugged or sleek as your man is!
Can’t Live Without This!
For the stylish techie, JAMAH’s iPad Case turns a functional necessity into a fashionable one. Lest you doubted the plausibility of making an ipad case luxurious, JAMAH created an eel skin case available in a variety of rich, vibrant colors. Widely coveted for its buttery texture, eel lends itself perfectly to protect and encase your prized possession.
JAMAH’s classic style with a modern twist makes it a true investment piece. Meticulously hand-crafted, made to order works of art, a gift of JAMAH is a gift that keeps on giving.
The line has become a celebrity darling, frequently spotted on the arms of A-list celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Eva Longoria, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Alba and Channing Tatum.
JAMAH designer/owner Nancy Gale was recently bestowed the tremendous honor of being asked to create a custom exotic bag for an exclusive Mercedes-Benz showroom! JAMAH_Mercedes-Benz
Nancy also founded In True Fashion, a tremendously successful non-profit entrepreneurial program for underprivileged youth. JAMAH often gives a portion of event proceeds to the program. In True Fashion
JAMAH joins the ranks of the elite luxury handbag lines having been bestowed the honor of designing a custom piece for another luxury brand. Alex Rodriguez Mercedes-Benz of Houston has commissioned JAMAH to design a limited-edition bag available exclusively to members of their elite All-Star Club. The All-Star club is a program unique to Alex Rodriguez dedicated to providing a level of unprecedented luxury to their clientele.
For this commission, designer Nancy Gale chose to create a variation on one of her best-selling bags, “The Jacquie.” In honor of the proud Texan spirit of America, Gale chose a combination of red ostrich and white crocodile skin for the exterior, while the inside remains JAMAH’s signature light blue suede.
To celebrate this exciting collaboration, Alex Rodriguez Mercedes-Benz generously purchased one of the limited pieces to sell at auction during Heart Health Month 2013. The auction proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.
In a sea of new designers with aspirations of grandeur, few stand out as having the voracious passion and unerring commitment to quality that it takes to become a true luxury line. JAMAH is one of those rarities. Unlike most American designers, JAMAH designer/owner Nancy Gale made the bold decision to produce her line entirely in the United States. With her factory mere minutes from her home, Gale personally oversees every aspect of her bags’ production. JAMAH specializes in made-to-order bags, including custom pieces that Gale consults with her private clients on to create one-of-a-kind pieces that maintain the integrity of the JAMAH aesthetic.
Luxury – the word once used exclusively to describe the crème de la crème of products and experiences has been subject to overuse and misuse by mainstream advertising. As it stands, factors such as cost and accessibility have become the prominent gauges people rely on to distinguish between “luxury” and “mainstream.” The ease with which the Internet enables brands to hide behind a seductively sophisticated façade has made it appear that there is merely an abundance of luxury commodities available to the public nowadays. Regardless of the reason for the sullying and confusion of the word “luxury,” the definition begs redefining. While designers of goods historically bestowed the title of “luxury” (think Chanel, Hermes, Balenciaga) remain immune to the manipulation of its definition, designers working fervently to establish their brands as “luxury” are waging war with the vocabulary used to declare their status in the world of fashion.
The word luxury is intended to conjure images of opulence and grandeur, to evoke feelings of indulgence, sophistication, romance and now, nostalgia. Take handbags, the quintessential bearer of the stamp of luxury, and consider the brands that dwell indisputably in the echelon of luxury. Chanel, Hermes, Balenciaga – one may say that the list goes on and on, and that is precisely the problem. Is it fair to include in this list every designer that has ever paid for advertising in Vogue? Is financial backing and a shrew marketing team the key to establishing a brand as luxury? Only one factor truly determines whether a brand is deserving of induction into the world of luxury – history. With time comes respect, distinction and perfection.
Chanel’s humble beginnings trace back to the early 1900s when Coco Chanel began selling the hats she made to high society women in Paris. She soon opened a storefront and slowly expanded her variety of products. Chanel Couture was not born overnight. Through a commitment to quality and business savvy, Chanel distinguished itself as a brand “on the list of every buyer” in Europe. Chanel’s path to establishment as a luxury brand took nearly twenty years, all of which, Chanel would likely say, were well worth the wait. In 1955, Chanel debuted her now signature quilted handbag to the world. With an unwavering vision and adherence to the integrity of it, Chanel became one of the most iconic names in luxury. The histories of Hermes and Balenciaga are similar in principle, pointing to the arduous but rewarding path to receiving the stamp of luxury.
In spite of the ease with which social media and the Internet may allow designers to spread the word about their brands, true luxury is defined not by its web presence, but by the product itself. Luxury products must become ubiquitous for their standard of quality rather than their number of hash tags on Twitter. Luxury is not defined by overnight success or widespread popularity, but rather by an uncompromised standard of quality that inevitably lends both an air of inaccessibility and a price tag reflective of the work that goes into the product. This is not to say luxury brands cannot “play the game,” in terms of marketing, because arguably, they must. It is when brands coveting the characterization of “luxury” rely on tools other than pure craftsmanship that they begin to sully the word.
Gale has deliberately kept JAMAH out of retail stores, a move that, while initially less lucrative, preserves the line’s exclusivity. Such a statement harks back to the beginnings of Chanel, where not catering to the mass market was a risky but ultimately crucial factor in the brand’s achievement of true luxury status. JAMAH’s early notoriety from its popularity with iconic celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Eva Longoria landed the line features in Vogue and InStyle, but did not deter Gale from her mission to keep the line private. While available for purchase online, JAMAH bags are shown by appointment only, private atelier showcases, exclusive trunk shows and special events where custom bags are commissioned for design.
In a world where designers are clamoring to self-proclaim their status with little basis for it, it is only the ones who assume the risk, uphold their commitment and maintain their passion that achieve the reward of “luxury” in its most genuine sense. Instead of letting “luxury” become an ode to history, designers seeking such status must push for clarification of its definition and be willing to put forth the effort to earn it. What truly qualifies as “luxury” is ultimately what proves itself deserving of the honor of the title.
It has become clear that sexy is as synonymous with JAMAH as is luxury. Channing Tatum, People’s latest-declared “Sexiest Man Alive,” joins two-time title-holder Brad Pitt in the honor of sporting a JAMAH bag.
Both Tatum and Pitt have been spotted carrying “The Satchel,” which has since become JAMAH’s best-selling male handbag. With its masculine structure but sleek façade, “The Satchel” is as much of a statement as the men themselves.