The Interview — Heather Harper and Laura Lawrence Wilcock, Founders of Harper Lawrence Handbags
Heather Harper and Laura Lawrence Wilcock both began their careers in the high paced fashion world in NYC. Heather worked in publicity for a high end clothing designer, watching designs evolve from a sketch to the runway and working closely with magazine editors to photograph the collection. Laura worked as a Buyer for a premiere fashion retail store, buying for fifty stores across the United States and growing a prosperous multi-million dollar business. After working many years in the fashion world, they both took a hiatus to happily focus on raising their children. Now, after successfully launching their kids to college, they have reconnected to pursue their love of design by producing a line of elegant handbags, Harper Lawrence. You can view the collection by visiting harper-lawrence.com and following them on their Instagram account.
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Favorite Instagram account to follow:
Our favorite Instagram to follow is goop. Check it out!
What do you love most about your work:
We love to design, produce Italian crafted quality handbags that boast chic, sophisticated modern luxury and sell directly to our clients. We source from the finest leather and suede Italian tanneries in the Tuscany region to bring our clients the highest quality and value from start to finish. We also love to give back! Part of your purchase will be donated to World Vision to educate and empower girls around the world. Our infinity logo of endless inspiration and empowerment is a winning concept! Enjoy your bag, knowing you have contributed to lasting change.
One piece of advice you would give your 18-year-old self:
Dream BIG, work hard, know your values and remain focused.
Your motto in life:
Never give up! What would YOU attempt to do if you knew you could not fail? Go for it!
Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:
My last great read was Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray.
On Sunday, we’ll find you wearing:
Jeans, T-shirt and a comfy sweater and reading the New York Times.
At 9am each day:
We are well into our morning, corresponding with our manufacturers in Italy and our customers around the world.
Your go-to power outfit:
Solid black, fabulous jewelry and a great handbag.
You decompress each day by:
If you weren’t designing handbags, you'd be...
We would still be enjoying our other careers! Laura is a Certified Professional Life Coach and Founder of North Star International Life and Leadership Coaching. Heather is an Interior Designer and Founder of London Bridges Interiors. Harper Lawrence is our creative brainstorm! It’s fun to be back in the design world. We love to design, produce Italian crafted quality handbags, sell directly to our clients and give back to empower women and girls. Our infinity logo of endless inspiration and empowerment is a winning concept! Having raised and launched our kids into college, we now have time to work hard, doing what we love and giving back to make a difference in the lives of others.