Established in 2017, Designed By D’Amour, is a line of luxury, handmade bags sewn by Zon D’Amour.
Presently, Designed By D’Amour’s products includes: vegan leather and faux fur tote bags, cross body bags, clutches, wristlets and business card holders.
The brand is currently expanding and adding swimwear for the summer season.
Unisex and male items including: laptop cases, backpacks and duffle bags will also be available this fall.
Designed By D’Amour’s goal is to provide classes, workshops and mentorship programs to empower young men and women who have an interest in fashion design but may not have the monetary resources to purchase a sewing machine nor access to the instructors to learn the craft.
When the opportunity to do physical classes becomes available, a portion of proceeds from Designed By D’Amour products sales will go towards making the sewing lessons free for students. In the interim, I plan to donate a portion of proceeds to Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans as well as the National Kidney Foundation for the elderly and immune compromised in honor of my first sewing teacher, my late grandmother, Lorraine Dumas. She passed away from kidney failure in 2014.