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 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.
JAMAH’s timeless designs redefine the modern classic. Fashioned from luxurious, lightweight Italian leather and hardware to customized exotic skins, a JAMAH bag is distinguishable by its fusion of elegant form and rich, sophisticated colors. Honoring the integrity of the leather’s texture and purity of line, JAMAH designs maintain refined silhouettes.
The luxury leather collection includes a combination of generous shapes and sizes. Sleek, simple lines and quietly luxurious finishes make up JAMAH’s consistent, but diverse selection of handbags, men’s bags, accessories and home pieces. From meticulous hand-stitching and metal “feet” that protect the bag’s underside to contoured and detachable straps, a JAMAH bag is an indispensable and long-lasting staple in the most discerning of wardrobes. Functionality and durability are as much a feature of a JAMAH bag as its stunning aesthetics, making JAMAH the perfect investment piece. JAMAH ensures that the suede lining of each bag is crafted with the same care and attention to detail as the exterior. JAMAH’s motto, ‘be who you are,’ embraces the philosophy that beauty is found both inside and out and represents the inspiration we have within ourselves.
JAMAH’s exclusive designs instantly developed a following among Hollywood’s A-List, putting the JAMAH brand on the radar of fashion editors across the globe. 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. Talent including Diane Lane, Courtney Cox, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Alba and Channing Tatum carry their JAMAH bags on and off-camera, placing the line on the cusp of major-label status. JAMAH has been featured in Style File, People and US as well as on television’s Parenthood, Cinema Verite and Extra to name a few.
Gale, a L’Oréal 2010 Women of Worth nominee, is a leader in the emerging trend of exclusive, yet accessible authorities. Taking trendsetting to another level, she reaches beyond the obvious with an unexpected combination of elements. Her consistently timeless designs exude a definitive sense of style. Gale believes that personal style embodies confidence and makes the ultimate fashion statement.
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.
Gale’s commitment to a brand that stands for something propelled her mission to give and inspired her strong philosophy to connect cause within JAMAH so intrinsically that one cannot function without the other. Concerned that underprivileged youth lack the support and resources necessary to provide consistent mentorship and exposure to real-world business experience, Gale started In True Fashion. In True Fashion is a competition-based entrepreneurial program that fosters entrepreneurial thinking in low-income students. Founded on cause, commerce & consciousness, In True Fashion builds self-esteem and work ethic through hands-on participation and promotes the value of products “Made in the USA.” Above all, In True Fashion empowers today’s youth to dream big. Gale’s continued dedication is fueled by her determination to make In True Fashion a tribute to those who have invested time and resources in her journey.blog comments powered by Disqus