Laura Lee Designs

About Laura Lee’s handbags — With a master’s degree in international studies from Harvard University, Laura Lee Williams is a businesswoman with a flair for numbers and fashion. She’s worked for Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, American Express and Apple Computer. But when she was the vp of global business with Hong Kong’s Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) she was inspired to create a company of her own.

In 2003, she launched the luxury handbag firm Laura Lee Designs, and ever since her stylishly appealing, fabulously chic handbags have adorned the arms and outfits of celebs including Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria, Oscar winner Mira Sovino, and Touched by an Angel actress Roma Downey.

“Each bag is handmade with Nepalese fabrics, high quality satins and swirling patterns of Japanese beads,” Laura Lee explains. “Colorful snakeskin accentuates each bag and adds functional elegance to each piece. The bags are less an accessory and more a piece of wearable art, a Laura Lee Designs handbag captures individuality and verve. You definitely can’t be a wallflower to wear one of these bags!”

How Inkandescent PR helps — Soon after being named the Enterprising Woman of the Year 2009, Laura Lee hired Inkandescent PR to help take her growing company to a new level of visibility. Coming soon will be a blog, fashion-focused articles, and more press mentions. Stay tuned!

In the News: Laura Lee Williams Named a Top Woman Entrepreneur 2009 by Enterprising Women magazine

Washington DC, February 24, 2009 — Laura Lee Williams, owner of the Washington DC-based luxury handbag company Laura Lee Designs, got word this week that she was named a Top Women Entrepreneur in North America by Enterprising Women magazine.

“These awards recognize some of our nation’s most talented women business owners,” says Monica Smiley, publisher and CEO of Enterprising Women magazine, which is based in Cary, NC. “Our mission with this award celebration is to showcase the outstanding accomplishments of this remarkable group of women entrepreneurs, both in their industries and local communities.”

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In the News: Laura Lee Williams featured on pre-Inauguration show News Channel 8

News Channel 8, January 15, 2008 — Just days before Barack Obama’s Inauguration, luxury handbag designer Laura Lee Williams, owner of Laura Lee Designs, was featured on the noon broadcast of Washington DC’s ABC Affiliate News Channel 8 about the best accessories to carry for the big event.

Options, said the Northern Virginia-based designer, include her collection of styles, ranging from the M Bag, which measures 8×3 inches and has 3,500 beads — perfect for carrying make up, money and a cell phone — to the Positively Pink bag, which is like the M Bag and created to support breast cancer research. She also brought along her higher-end Sitting Pretty bag, a signature purse that’s big enough to handle all the goodies a woman might need to carry.

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