Anne Harper: OMG Accessories
How did you get your start?
I started my fashion entrepreneurship journey after graduating Columbia
College Chicago. During my junior year, I accepted my first internship at
Fashion Express, designing handbags. My internship led to becoming a head
member of the design team. After 7 years, I realized I was ready to take
this found passion to the next level and make my lifetime dream come true.
In 2009, I officially launched OMG! Accessories. The rest is history.
You have ben extremely successful, what is your secret?
My key secret to success is passion, patience, and hard work. I truly
believe if you never give up on a dream, it's bound to come true.
What was your biggest win?
My biggest win hasn't happened yet! The success and growth that has
happened over the last 5 years will lead me to that point. AndŠfor what
that is, only my future knows, but I'm excited to continue on with this
amazing journey to seek it.
Where do you see the company going say in 5 years,10?
I see OMG! Accessories being a well recognized junior brand in the
marketplace. I would like to grow the product mix into clothing, shoes,
What is your greatest influence/inspiration?
I don¹t have one particular influence/inspiration. I am truly inspired by
every successful fashion brand that has made a name for themselves. This
business is tough and I have great admiration for anyone that has found
success in it.