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Michelle Vale is Selected As FGI Finalist for Accessory Rising Star Award

The Keitel Clutch with removable chain s among one of the bag styles included within Michelle Vale's collection.
The Keitel Clutch with removable chain s among one of the bag styles included within Michelle Vale's collection. Michelle Valle

Accessory designer Michelle Vale is pleased to announce that she has been selected as a finalist for a Rising Star Award by the Fashion Group International. The FGI, is a global, non-profit, professional organization with 5000 members in the fashion industry including apparel, accessories, beauty and home.

Michelle Vale is the only New York based brand to create handbags with custom removable hardware offering woman the ability to customize their purchase. Vale says, “I am so honored to be recognized by the Fashion Group International with this nomination. It is thrilling to be included with this talented group of finalists.”

Committed to New York based manufacturing, Michelle Vale co-founded the "Make it in Manhattan" business initiative which includes producing a soon to be released documentary. Vale says, "We are proud to manufacture our collections here and support the Made in New York movement with our modern designs.”

Vale has recently launched a custom made Michelle Vale for Audi signature leather tote also made in New York in silver and black with the prestige car manufacturer.