Rachelle Copeland


Contact Information: [email protected] “Growing Business through Design, Innovation, Strategy, and Trend” Accomplished, creative, and strategic Fashion Executive with a proven record of building and leading successful design, product development and sales teams. Expertise in forecasting, identifying emerging trends and setting seasonal product, material and color direction to meet merchandising strategies through market analysis, trend research, domestic and international travel. Expansive knowledge and experience in design, product development and sourcing finished product and materials in Asia, Europe and the US. Comprehensive cross-industry experience in wholesale markets, retail markets, private label development and brand development. Skilled in relationship building, presentations and negotiations with key decision makers in domestic and international markets. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: • Designs and profile featured in numerous national and international publications such as Vogue, Elle, In Style, Lucky, Marie Claire, Self, WWD, Life and Style, People, Cosmopolitan and Figaro. • Named “Best New Designer” by Lucky Magazine. • Founder, owner and creative director of a successful high-end contemporary handbag company, Alexis Hudson, Inc., sold globally at upscale department stores and boutiques. • Presented numerous TV segments on fashion trends and brand presentation. Specialties: Handbags, Accessories, Small Leather Goods, Belts, Jewelry, Scarves, Hosiery, Material, Leather, Sourcing, Hardware Development, Product Development, Trend Forecasting, Designer, Business Strategy, Sales, Brand Development, Creative Designer, Executive Leadership, Developing Accessory Divisions, Strategic Planning, Sourcing Factories, Asia, Italy, Vendor Negotiations, Private Label, Tech Cases, Men's Bags, Backpacks, Messenger Bags, Home Textiles, Overseas Factories, Trend Boards, Tanneries, Hardware, Business Development, Global, Merchandising, P&L, Budgets