Most Innovative Companies

1 Atelier

Founded in 2014, 1 Atelier allows customers to design every detail of their handbag, choosing from premium leathers, including exotic pythons and crocodiles. The bags are handmade in the Garment District of Manhattan and shipped to the customer in under 21 days. The bags are priced 30% less than equivalent bags from brands like Celine or Louis Vuitton. The startup, founded by fashion veterans with experience at Coach and Chanel, has received $1.5 million in angel funding that has carried it through build, beta and public launch.

2017: Style
staff: 12
headquarters: New York City