Couple Takes Black Owned Handbag Brand, ‘Gregory Sylvia’ to New Heights – Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Gregory Sylvia is a fast-growing brand within the luxury leather goods market.
If you reside in North Carolina, but have yet to carry a Gregory Sylvia handbag or purse then shame on you. And if you do have one of these fine leather specimens in your possession, then you’ll be proud to know the designer handbag company was co-founded by Gregory and Terri “Sylvia” Pope and was recently listed as one of the Top 5 Black-Owned Handbag Brands. The husband-wife team started their company in Charlotte, North Carolina and are known for their luxury, elegant handbags crafted from fine leather.
According to Black News, “After a year and a half, company sales surpassed $350K and the couple has been busy implementing new growth strategies to continue the incline.Gregory and Terri “Sylvia” started their brand as a means to fill a gap that they noticed in the marketplace. After noticing a lack of presence of African Americans producers in the leather goods industry they felt that it could be a place where they could be successful and make an impact. Soon after, the couple went to work on their brand- developing a vision, establishing a brand name, drafting logos, designing products, etc. The Gregory Sylvia brand focus has been the mid to high end handbag and accessories market with current sales exclusively online.”
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