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Cortese Design Bags getting lots of attention!

I knew it felt busy, but when I started to write out all of the connections, shows and press coverage my bags have been getting, I’m very happy and looking forward to even more!


Miami designer named one of Fashion Industry Insiders “Designers to Watch, Spring 2009″

Details here!

More photos and contact info here.

Mode President Alexander Michaels and Mode Models with Cortese Design Bags at Havana Club, Miami

Mode President Alexander Michaels and Mode Models with Cortese Design Bags at Havana Club, Miami

RED BAG SALE – Order Today for delivery by Valentine’s Day!


Natures Energy Cortese Dracena II Reflections Design

Nature's Energy Cortese "Dracena II Reflections" Design


All 5 bags styles (classic, petite and beach totes, laptop bags and backpacks)
are 15% Off until February 14th.

IMPORTANT: For delivery in the continental USA by Valentine’s Day,
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SALE prices are good through Valentine’s Day.

GIFT CERTIFICATES (always the right size and color)
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Cortese Design Bags in LEVEL Magazine Dec 08 issue

Fashion Shoot at The Havana Club, Miami

Fashion Shoot at The Havana Club, Miami

Sunday afternoon at Books and Books in Coral Gables for Florida Grand Opera presentation – Rossini Rocks. Arrived early to browse and relax and picked up a copy of LEVEL Magazine.
LEVEL MAGAZINE December 2008 issue

LEVEL MAGAZINE December 2008 issue

Delightfully surprised to see a full page of photos (page facing the inside back cover) featuring the Mode Lifestyle Magazine shoot from November 8th at The Havana Club. (Not so delighted that all designers names were not on the page, however…that’s a great thing about blogging 😉
Here’s the link to my earlier post about this shoot. and a few more great photos by Don Seidman. and… the credits: (please if anyone is not included, let me know and I’ll certainly add to this post)
Fashion Designer: Piida Diida
Accessories and Scarves: Lior Jacob Collection
Nature’s Energy Design Bags: Cortese Designs (me)
The Havana Club
Mode Lifestyle Magazine – Alexander Michaels, publisher

A special THANK YOU to Jordana Engholm for introducing Cortese Designs to the Miami fashion scene!