Jess Rizzuti, was born in New York. She set out to work towards earning her BFA in Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design. Jess found her greatest passion in Surface Pattern Design. This specialization would later lead her to continue her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she perfected her knowledge of Handbag and Accessory Design.
She launched her first collection in 2009 encompassing rich materials, luxe styles, and details both inside and out. Rizzuti developes each pattern by hand in her NY studio. She custom dyes and embosses materials to create an unparalleled richness that has become the Jess Rizzuti signature and completes each design with a complementary lining. Jess is also conscious of the impact on the environment. Rizzuti’s bags, range from eco-friendly clutches created from wood cork to everyday polished leather satchels to embossed metallic crocodile clutches that always make a statement.