Monica Botkier was born in Brooklyn, New York. She first delved into the fashion industry as a photographer, shooting for several national magazines such as Seventeen, Nylon, Surface and Fitness. Always on the go and loaded up with all the essential items a fashion photographer must carry, Monica found herself longing for an easier way to maintain her things. The solution would be to find a bag that is roomy, yet chic enough to be trotted in front of the industry’s scrutinizing eye. Instead of searching for such an item, Monica simply decided to create her own. Functional and wearable, stylish and detailed – the Botkier Trigger Bag was born.
As Monica set out to make a perfect handbag for herself, she had no idea how much attention her first creation would receive. The overwhelming response from Monica’s friends and fashion editors inspired her to “spread the wealth.” In 2003, she launched the very first Botkier collection, which since has continued to grow and expand. From supple leathers and delicious colors, to tons of fun accessories to play with, Botkier bags establish a personality of their own – clean and classic, while incredibly sexy.
Monica’s vision of the ideal handbag combines personal style with long lasting utility. Each creation becomes an ageless and indispensable part of its owner’s wardrobe. And just like the woman wearing it, each bag has a story.
Botkier bags have found a devoted fan base here in the U.S., and are favored by fashionistas all around the globe. Donned by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker and Lindsay Lohan, Botkier bags are a permanent item on the celebrity “must have list” as well.