About Us

Richard Manigault and Linda Gentile Manigault are two accessory designers from NYC, who attended Fashion Institute Technology. They went on to design for clothing designers and even had the opportunity to show their designs at New York’s famed fashion week where they strutted their stuff.

As students they formed a small accessory company Manigault Gentile Ltd and together they have been designing and teaching handbags for over 20 years. Now as the founders of HMDH Academy they are sharing their knowledge and experience.

“www.howtomakeadesignerhandbag.com teaches members how to price work how to make patterns and design all types of handbags.Two accessories designers have developed the website – Richard and Linda Manigault – I recommend it to everyone involved in accessories. You will learn as much there as you would taking classes at any school.”

Michelle Lalonde, former professor F.I.T -NYC


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