Q & A with the Creative Director & Co founder of Cinco Powell

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We are excited to host the ‘personal luxury line’ of Cinco Powell for a trunk show this Thursday, May 8th at J Banks Retail. Cinco Powell embodies “individuality, creativity and confidence with a fondness for affordable luxury.” We had the opportunity to interview Brooke Zimmerman, the Creative Director & Co founder about the brand and where she develops her inspiration.

How did Cinco Powell get started?

Personalization of handbags in the form of painted or embroidered monograms has been very popular for a years. My business partner, Lobi Powell, wanted to figure out a way to take personalization to the next level and came up with the idea of “tag your bag,” a sophisticated way to make your bag even more unique. Lobi reached out to me to be her creative partner, and I immediately started designing and producing first samples. From there we created our core pieces, tassels and monogrammed tags, and have built the line from there. The line is based on the idea of personalized luxury. It is about you and not our logo…when your own initials are enough.

What does the name Cinco Powell mean?

Cinco is five in Spanish. My business partner, Lobi Powell, has four kids, so she says this is her fifth.

Where do you get your inspiration for your products?

I draw inspiration from American style icons like Jackie Kennedy, Diana Vreeland and Lilly Pulitzer and like to design classic pieces with a twist. These ladies always stood out in a crowd but in a way that was incredibly pulled together and timeless. Monograms have been an essential in every preppy girl’s wardrobe for decades. Our tag is a portable monogram that can be moved from bag to bag and even worn as a necklace. With our new Sobrina bag, I wanted to design a small bag that would meet several needs (crossbody, clutch and shoulder bag) and remain a staple in your closet for years. The shape is classic but the twist is that the same tag you wear on other bags and as a necklace can be screwed in to the Sobrina to create a personalized look. Our tags and tassels can update any bag. Pick your color combo and engraving, add them to your favorite bag and you become the designer!

 Here is just a sampling of the products that Brooke will be bringing to the trunk show:


01. Classic Black Tote 02. Mini Tag Charms 03. Large Classic Medallion Tag 04. Orange and Tan Monogrammed Clutches

If you would like information about the trunk show, you may call 843-682-1745.

We hope you can come and shop this special trunk show! To see more of their products, you may visit www.cincopowell.com



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