Luxury designer Christopher Augmon started designing handbags and accessories about 15 years ago in Chicago without any core experience. Today, he oversees a thriving luxury brand that matches the likes of Hermes in quality and craftsmanship. Augmon recently spoke to RollingOut.com about his business and his brand, which has been touted by celebs like Zoe Saldana and Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls.
When did you decide you wanted to be in business for yourself?
I have always wanted to own my own company since I was in college. Owning my own company, for me, does not mean I am free from answering to anyone. It is actually the opposite, because I depend on a lot of companies and people to make my company work. Owning your own company does mean no matter if you fail or succeed, you accept the responsibility and outcome. I take full responsibility for my company.