About Sunisha Designs
The concept for Sunisha Designs started from a conversation I had with my supervisors at the PGA Tour in early 2004, Stacy Cote and Michele Bryan. They were describing a wine bag they had purchased from a local store and how easy it would be for me to make one on my own. That very weekend, I bought fabrics, ribbons and the like and just went for it! I had a little exhibition at home and sold wine bags, gift bags and CD wraps to friends. It gave me the jump start I needed to tinker with the idea of starting a business.
I launched Sunisha Design in October 2004. I created logo and a concept and ran with the idea. My goal was to create gift wrapping and packaging that could be kept or reused. From the reusable wine and gift bags to handmade and upcycled cards, these items make wonderful hostess gifts and unique event and bridal party favors.
The name “Sunisha” stems from my first name, Manisha and my husband’s name, Sunil…thus Sun-isha! It is his determination and belief in me that encouraged me to launch Sunisha Designs and pursue my passion of creating and designing products that I hope, you as our customer, will treasure for years to come.
So, how did handbags enter the product line? My friends and customers had been asking me to design handbags as beautiful and unique as the gift bags. After months of research and finally learning how to use a sewing machine, I launched our first collection of handbags in May 2005. That’s where “I” became “we” as I now have a team of local seamstresses assisting in the production of handbags, totes and the like. The best part is that we can custom make the handbag to accessorize any outfit, style or event. Sunisha Designs is Jacksonville’s only custom handbag design company and we are so proud of that. “Nothing is duplicated…oh so couture!”
Our bridal handbags and accessories launched in Spring of 2009. We have taken the bride’s special day to new heights with our custom accessories for the entire bridal party. In fact, we are the only company to cut inherited wedding gowns and create beautiful timeless accessories from them – a great way to treasure a family heirloom.
Since 2014, we have been designing the VIP Bags for the Jacksonville Bridal Fantasy Show. In gorgeous satins, silks, florals and more, we tailor the bags to the theme of the event. Lucky brides can’t wait to line up to get one! Imagine what we can custom design for your event…
VIP Bridal Bags for the Jacksonville Bridal Fantasy Events
We have been featured in Jacksonville Magazine, The Florida Time Union and Orange Coast magazine. You can also catch us on WJXT, Channel 4’s The Morning Show and other local news channels as well on our YouTube channel.
We were recently featured on WJXT, Channel 4’s show, Look Local, watch it here.
Our former shared retail space with Fine Flowers in lovely San Marco
We enjoyed a 9-month stint with Fine Flowers in San Marco. It was a wonderful flower and gift boutique just next to the Cake Shop of San Jose. Owners Susan and Aarron were great to work with and our style meshed perfectly with their design asthetics. We loved the experience of playing shop, but customers still beckoned to come to our home studio, so we moved our products back home. We also were lucky to have our products sold at HAVEN in Jacksonville Beach, Pampered & Polished Spa in Arlington, Southside Cellars in the Southside area and Cottage by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach. But we love getting to know our customers personally…so our home boutique is where you can have coffee, tea and something sweet to eat…while having a great time shopping.
Nationwide Shipping & Home Delivery:
We charge a flat fee of $5.00 per order for shipping within the U.S. Orders are sent via USPS Priority Mail. The Express Mail option is provided for an additional fee of $10.00. We also provide free home delivery of paid products within the Jacksonville area.
Rebecca Barry with her custom Channel 4 bag made from a polo t-shirt.
Customer Care Policy:
We have a fabulous team of seamstresses and with every item being pieced by hand, we realize a snag or two can occur during the production process. We want to assure you that we back all of our handbags for three months from the date of purchase with a Customer Care Policy. If there are defects such as seams coming apart or embellishments coming off, we will happily repair or replace your handbag. Please note that evening bags of silks and brocades are not meant for daily use to the supermarket.
We Scotchguard all of our handbags but that may not protect your precious totes from a downpour after a dinner party. To care for your bag, spot clean it immediately if it comes in contact with any liquids or stains. Do not throw them into the washer or dryer unless instructed by us – although a handbag may be cotton on the outside, the silk lining may not make it through the wash cycle. And we just wouldn’t want to see that happen!
A big thank you to everyone on our team – without them, Sunisha Designs would not be the colorful, creative, fun company it is today!
Our first foray into One Spark: Green Accessories for the Planet. A great experience all around