Course Reviews

The course helped me to start my own handbag brand

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“My time spent on Ann Saunders’ handbag design course was a turning point for me in deciding to start my own brand. The practical skills learned and the inspirational, ideas-driven aspects of the course helped me on my way to a tough but exciting journey, which led me to start my own handbag brand. I would recommend anyone considering launching their own handbag brand to take Ann’s course.”

Cathleen Nicol

Ann Saunders was the beginning of my handbag design journey

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“Learning from such an astute designer and instructor as Ann Saunders was the beginning of my handbag design journey.  I took both of Ann’s handbag design courses at the London College of Fashion (beginner and advanced).  To this day I cannot begin to express my appreciation for her experience, knowledge, and genuine dedication to training the next generation of designers.   Ann never held-back…there was not a secret in the world she would not share with her students.  Even to this day, Ann is a part of my life – if I have a question about something to do with my handbag designs, she immediately jumps at the opportunity to help me out, despite being continents away.  I am immensely appreciative to have met Ann and to have been able to learn from her expertise. She has become a true friend.”
Joanna MacDonald

Ann Saunders is my forever mentor and dearest friend!

Tara Folks

“At the beginning of 2016 I had no idea how to design a bag or build a brand. But I had the desire. I found Ann Saunders and was lucky enough to meet her. She kindly agreed  to teach her course online. She made me do lots of sketches, corrected all of them. She gave me lots of books to read, both for design and entrepreneurship. She advised on where to follow trends and trade shows, where to buy leathers and accessories. She gave me lots of feedback, from my initial designs, through to production of my handbags, even helping with my logo, website and branding. By the time I moved back to Istanbul I had my first prototype of bags for my new company Tara Folks. I can not thank her enough for the endless Skype calls, emails, text messages… ! She answers all of them patiently and always supports me.  She is my forever mentor and dearest friend!”

Zeynep Gursoy

Attending your course was a dream coming true

“I wanted to let you know that for me coming to London and attending your course was a dream coming true, I learned so much, I was inspired, meeting you and the other students was amazing. I have so may new ideas!! Thank you so much…”

Christiane Smit

Thank you for another amazing course

“Thank you for another amazing course, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot!”

Penny Anderson

You were a great tutor

“Thank you Ann. I have really enjoyed the course. You were a great tutor.”

Tami Alferi

I had such a great time and learned so much

“Thank you so much for another wonderful week! I had such a great time and learned so much.”

Izzy Welby

Thank you so much for sharing your experience

“Thank you so much for a wonderful time and sharing your experience. I had a great time!”

Monica Davidson

I really enjoyed it a lot and learned so many things

“I wanted to thank you for the last two weeks course. I really enjoyed it a lot and learned so many things from you which I can now put into practice.  We are now making our new own critical path and I like the idea of making two lines with different price points. So we are really also looking into China… and Italy. Maybe we can also meet at some shows or trade fairs for a chat or glass of wine!”

Christina Mallin

I have learned so much from you

“I have learned so much from you and you had been so kind to everyone of us.”

Karessa Lao

I wanted to tell you how much we appreciate the two weeks we spent with you

“The class and I wanted to tell you how much we appreciate the two weeks we spent with you and how grateful we are!”

Lola Montez

Thanks for your help with everything

“It’s my pleasure to know you, you’re so good, so kind, and so thoughtful. Thanks for your help with everything. I enjoyed the lessons a lot.”

Suki Wong

You’ve got an amazing class! Well worth it! 

“Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience without us. You’ve got an amazing class! Well worth it!”

Krishna Mistry

It’s a great start to my journey

“Thank you and for a wonderful course. It’s a great start to my journey.”

Lina Jayyusi

Thanks so much for making the class a real pleasure

“The last two weeks and was super fun and interesting. Thanks so much for making the class a real pleasure and a great source of knowledge.”

Paola Victoria

Thank you for sharing your experience, knowledge and thoughts with us

“Thank you for sharing your experience, knowledge and thoughts with us. We leave so inspired and we wish to continue the journey we started and hope our paths cross again one day.”

Julie Finnbar

I had an amazing time during your classes

“I had an amazing time during your classes, and it gives me lots of inspiration of where I want to go with my career.”

Jasmein Goh

Thank you so much for being such an amazing tutor

“Thank you so much for being such an amazing tutor. I’ve so enjoyed doing courses with you. Its been so fascinating hearing about the world of handbag design.”

Christine Zane

Everything you told me brings me one step closer to my dreams

“Thank you so very much for all your help and for sharing all the knowledge you have. I haven’t really enjoyed the course and learned a whole lot. Everything you told me brings me one step closer to my dreams. It was the best two weeks with you in London!”

Nirali Shah

Very grateful to have had you as my tutor in the last two weeks

“First of all thank you. Fulfilling my real dream has never been a priority until I signed up to this course. I’m very grateful to have had you as my tutor in the last two weeks. Good generosity, kindness and knowledge is admirable. I do hope we all continue to develop their talents no matter where the future takes us.”

Julie Wu