Mansur Gavriel is a New York City based luxury design label founded by Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel in the spring of 2012. The brand is dedicated to offering high quality bags, shoes and ready to wear in beautiful colours and materials. First launching with Italian made women's handbags, Mansur Gavriel expanded into footwear in Spring 2016, ready-to-wear in Fall 2017, and in May 2018 launched its first collection of men's accessories.
Their debut collection hit stores in early June 2013 and within weeks blogger, Garance Doré professed her love for the large black bucket bag lined in a shade of red the duo called Flamma. By July, both the bucket and tote had generated long waiting lists. By New York Fashion Week that September, Mansur Gavriel had become the bag of choice for fashion editors and street style stars. The Black-Flamma bucket bag continues to be Mansur Gavriel’s top seller. Alongside this silhouette and the tote, the company also offers an envelope clutch and a backpack, with new colours and fabrications added each season, including canvas and pebbled leather for spring. Aside from design, a big part of the line’s appeal is price. Costing between $400 and $1000, the bags fall well below the usual price of products with ‘It’ appeal. Instead of working with multiple manufacturers to meet the demand from its wholesale accounts, Mansur Gavriel currently works with only one factory.
Rachel and Floriana’s love for art has inspired a series of artist collaborations, including Alexander Girard in Spring 2016, Marc Camille Chaimowicz in Spring 2019, and the Calder Foundation and Hauser & Wirth in Fall 2019. Mansur Gavriel was the recipient of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design in 2015 and the CFDA Accessory Designer of the Year Award in 2016.