845-252-6650 debra@debracortese.com

SPRING SALE Hipster Bags at Member Prices

SAVE 40%!
All 12 Hipster Bag Designs are now available at Member Prices.
These make fantastic gifts. Buy one for yourself and one for a friend. Price include shipping in USA.
View details on all Hipster Bags HERE
or copy and paste this url:
http://www.cortesedesignbags.com/hipsters.html
Coming soon…. Member Prices on Business/Travel Tote Bags.

Mother’s Day SALE new Art Deco Flamingo Bags


Just listed these new Art Deco 7 Flamingo Designs and there’s not much time to get them delivered by Mother’s Day, but you can always give Mom a gift certificate and she can choose her own 😉
Mother’s Day SALE includes one Casual Tote Bag and a matching clutch purse for the price of the Tote Bag alone! Available in Flamingo Pinks, Tropical Greens and Mango, or Miami Blues.
Click on the image or here for more info and to order your bags today!
If you prefer to order by phone, call me at: 305.298.2023
Please share this with everyone who has a Mom 🙂

Info for Gift Guides – Trend setting Bags for Nature Lovers


Cortese Design bags are more than fashionable, they can energize you! Designer, Debra Cortese says, “When you carry one of my Nature’s Energy Design bags, and consciously tune in to the vibration of the plant that is at the core of the design, you can virtually ‘feel’ the positive, magical energy of nature.” She explains that every element of nature emits a unique vibration or energy field. When you are in nature and truly focusing your attention of a flower, (how the light plays on the petals, the gentle swaying in a breeze, the interaction of a tiny, hovering bee coating his little bee legs in pollen) you’re able to connect with the vibration of that flower, that bee, and that moment in time. This is an excellent, natural way to enhance, stimulate or soothe your own energy.

The Design Process


Cortese Designs are a visual transference of Nature’s Energy. Debra tells us “The design for each bag is intentionally created to share the energy that I experience when I am tuning in to a particular plant or flower. I begin by photgraphing a plant that is emitting positive vibrations. (Poison Ivy would not be a plant I’d choose for sharing any energy!) Next, I choose one of the photos that visually shares the strongest sense of that energy and use it as the basis for my design. I then go into the flow of the creative process, and using a range of digital painting tools and a sequence of custom techniques, I work the image until I achieve a visual presentation that most effectively transfers the vibrational energy of that plant, flower, creature or environment.”


Cortese Design Bags are available online at: www.debracortese.com, and at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida where they sell an exclusive, custom designed line of Cortese bags.

Custom Designs for Businesses, Organizations, Fundraisers
Debra’s focus is on growing the Cortese line with additional fashion and home decor products and through licensing her designs with businesses and organizations that share a vision to increase awareness of our magical environment. She enjoys creating custom designs and collaborating on projects that promote positive, joyful vibrations in the world, and is particularly fond of projects that benefit the environment, animals and children.


Bag images and links at: https://www.debracortese.com/CorteseDesigns_PR_GiftGuides.html


photo: Paul Andre Photography
model: Diane Mooney

Survey for monthly giveaway: totebag or art?

I’m putting together a new monthly special and would like your opinion.
What would you prefer to win in a monthly giveaway:
a new Nature’s Energy Cortese Design Tote Bag, or an artwork of a comparable value?
List your choice in the comments section below.
I’ll post the results as they come in and plan to have this promo running before the end of July!

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Cortese Designs on Ocean Drive, Espanola Way & Lincoln Road

Diane and Paul at Mobile Dressing Room (aka mini van) on Washington Ave, South Beach

Diane and Paul at Mobile Dressing Room (aka mini van) on Washington Ave, South Beach


Another new experience. I’ve worked with professional photographers many times before, but always for a client’s products. This time, I’m the client, and my Cortese Design bags are the focus of the shoot.
My friend, and jewelry designer, Sandy Edie (who also does a fabulous job as makeup artist!) packed my mobile dressing room (aka Marsha the mini van) and headed off to meet photographer Paul Andre, and model Diane, on the corner of Espanola Way and Washington Avenue on South Beach yesterday morning.
A lot of work for everyone and great fun too! About 6 outfit and location changes, perfect weather, wind machine, a la Mother Nature, for great hair effects, live background traffic and not so great booming music from the shop next to our mobile dressing room, but hey, it’s their choice.
Two more snapshots. I’ll be posting some Pro shots as soon as they’re ready.

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