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Get To Know Gigee Marie, Your New Bag Obsession

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    If you’ve got a secret passion or a hidden talent, coupled with the dream of starting your own business, we just found your newest role model: Meet Angela Bright, a D.C.-based management consultant who moonlights as a bag designer for her own label, Gigee Marie. We've spotted her wares at Georgetown boutique Tari and heard friends singing her praises, but we fell in love with more than just her chic, colorful designs — her business skills are pretty impressive, too.

    She incorporates a bounty of colors and fabrics, plays with embellishments, and stitches zippers like a champ — but she’s also savvy and strategic. Her biggest tip for creative dreamers? Don’t quit your day job! We sat down with the designer to talk about her line, what it takes to turn a passion into a profession, and how she stays inspired. Oh, and she’ll make sure you have a stylish clutch to carry around, too!

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