Knoxville, TN – October 27, 2016 – Emerging as a leading, designer leather handbag and accessory brand which recently launched footwear, Patricia Nash has moved into its new Headquarters near downtown Knoxville. The newly renovated industrial building located off of 6th Avenue will house its Flagship Showroom, creative and corporate operations, and E-commerce distribution center. Patricia Nash’s sales team will continue to operate out of Nash’s NYC showroom. The company will host the public for a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility at 1132 N. 6th Ave. on October 27 from 4-6 p.m.

“We are excited to finally have a place where we will host upper management from major retailers across the country to come and learn about our vision for the future of Patricia Nash as a growing lifestyle brand and how we intend to market ourselves,” says CEO and President, Patricia Nash. The Flagship Showroom will feature one-of-a-kind samples and be a testing site for in-store fixtures and brand assets. The company is also interested in learning from its home-town customers about their preferences and shopping habits.

Nash loves Knoxville and hopes to recruit and grow talent here as they grow the business for the long-term. So in an attempt to mold that future pipeline of skilled designers, distribution, social media marketing, and logistics professionals, the company is establishing an internship and job shadowing program across multiple job functions. “We hope that by offering students a real-life glimpse into the fast-paced fashion industry and our operations, we will enhance their career paths but also gain some insight into possible innovations we could be implementing and testing across departments, in particular social marketing,” says Nash. The company will be reaching out to local partners soon to share details and begin to offer positions to students starting in the spring.

About Patricia Nash:
The quintessential embodiment of style, form and function, Patricia Nash Designs creates handbags and accessories that are made of beautiful, vegetable tanned Italian leather, vintage prints and other unique leathers. The company was founded in 2010 by the designer Patricia Nash who was inspired by her extensive international travels and vintage handbags found in her mother’s closet. The collection pays homage to Old World craftsmanship through delicate, hand-finished detailing including hand-dying, hand-cutting, hand-sewing and a hand-embossed logo in every design. In 2016, Footwear was launched across the country at select stores nationwide.

Patricia Nash Designs is a privately held Tennessee corporation and sells wholesale to major retail department stores nationwide such as Dillard’s, Macy’s, and Belk.