Monica Botkier was born in Brooklyn and has been a fashion photographer in NYC for several years. She has always been bag obsessed. Shooting for magazines such as The Fader, Surface, Nylon, Mademoiselle, Fitness, and Seventeen as well as clients like Triple 5 Soul, and Tony&Tina. Having experienced scores of handbags Monica was always searching for the perfect one. She finally decided to create her own. Looking for a designer bag that actually worked, allowing easy access while focusing on style and detail, the 'Botkier Trigger Bag’ was born.
Originally Monica set out to make the handbag of her dreams for herself. The attention from friends, fashion editors, and models inspired her to share the dream. Unique leathers and hardware make the ‘Botkier Trigger Bag’ truly different and fun as well as functional. There are hidden pockets, tassels, and buckles to play with. This is the designer bag for everyday and night. You can pack it full and it’s still chic. Women have been going crazy for this bag! Clients include: Gwenyth Paltrow, Angela Bassett, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Beyonce, Joy Bryant, Manon von Gerkan, Bridgette Moynihan, Victoria Beckham, Britney Murphy.
The signature handbag of the line is the ‘Trigger’. The ‘Trigger’ bag is made of the most delicious leathers that are designed to wear in like your favorite pair of jeans. Blessed with three main compartments, everything is organized. No more searching for your cell phone, wallet or keys, it is all right there.
This handbag will spend your life with you and bring you joy when you decide to bring it back into circulation in the future. Each bag will have a personality of it’s own as well as a history, just like the woman wearing it.
Monica Botkier’s vision is to create handbags that combine great personal style with long lasting utility. Clean and classic while incredibly sexy.
Monica loves detail; a lot of attention is paid to hardware and the impact is sophistication with an edge. Everyone will be asking you about your bag. The Botkier line will be expanding to include more styles, snakeskin, baby bags, wallets and more…stay tuned!