Gunjan Kamdar, Owner & Founder
From his childhood, Gunjan Kamdar had 2 major interests in his life; Medicines(Pharmacy) and Business. After he finished his Pharmacy graduation in 2012, Gunjan joined Walgreens as a staff Pharmacist. Currently, he works at the Fox Run Walgreens in Delaware for over 4 years.
As soon as he pursued his first dream of becoming a pharmacist, he instantly started thinking towards his second & most important dream of his life, to become a businessman. He always wanted to start a new venture where he could provide quality products at very affordable prices for every class of people. Whenever he visited the mall with his wife Himal, he always wondered about the expensive prices of handbags. He wondered if it was worth spending hundreds of dollars for stylish and designer handbags? Furthermore, Gunjan and his wife both are animal lovers and are absolutely against animal cruelty. Hence, he decided to open a vegan handbag business, and also contacted PETA that supported his idea which motivated him even more. His ideas came into action in August 2015 as Sybaritic bags.
Couple of years ago, Gunjan and Himal met Kosha as their neighbor. As soon as their formal talk progressed, Gunjan realized that Kosha could become an important asset to the company and together they can take the company to a higher level.
Gunjan and Himal are now new proud parents to a beautiful daughter named Aaria. Their love for animals has also led them to adopt a handsome labrador, Bruno. They currently live happily in Newark, DE.
Himal kamdar, Owner & Head - Operations
Himal graduated from Stevens University in 2012 in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. She worked as a product development associate in “Triarco Industries” for 2 years, but, she felt like something of her interest was missing in the job she was working at. Himal realized she had more interest in the art and fashion field, and wanted to try a hand at developing something in that area. Hence, she started focusing more on the creative field rather than the industrial one.
From the very beginning of her life, she was very active in her family business “Jayashree Novelties” located in Ahmedabad, India. Jayashree Novelties is a retail store that offers all kinds of handbags. She had almost 15 years experience in the handbag business. She was active in the purchasing as well as the sales department. Himal always helped her parents to sell a variety of handbags in their shop. As a student, she had won many awards in designing, painting and other extra-curricular activities in the Art field.
When Gunjan Proposed his idea about starting up a new venture of handbags, Himal became equally excited. She started working very hard towards designing handbags which was very well liked by her friends, family & Amazon – E Bay Customers and soon together Gunjan and Himal opened up a cart at the Christiana Mall in Newark, De.
Kosha Shah, Manager & Designer
After developing an affinity for design, Kosha Shah studied fashion designing in Mumbai, India so that she could pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
Starting 2006 onwards, she got many awards in school for designing and styling clothes. She was also working as a free lancer, while in school, designing clothes for many for various occasions.
In 2009, Kosha moved to Bradley University, in USA to pursue further studies in Retail Merchandising. She got new experiences working at different stores in the fashion industry, and decided thereon to work as a merchandiser or marketer.
In 2015, Kosha met Himal and Gunjan who owned “Sybaritic Bags”. As their friendship grew stronger, they decided with a mutual consent to work with each other and make Sybaritic Handbags a bigger company. Today, Kosha works as a Marketing and E Commerce Sales Head for Sybaritic Bags, and has given her more love for the company and handbag industry itself.
Kosha is married to Chintan Shah and has a daughter soon to be 2 wonderful kids. They all live in Newark, Delaware.
Kimberly Mcpherson, Store Manager (Deptford Mall)
My motto is to make every outfit count, and there is always an outfit for every ocassion. I’ve always had a passion for fashion and I made my dream a reality by landing a job with a major personal stylist in 2013 . After working for a well know personal stylist, I have learnt the trends and what it takes to be fashion forward . From styling models in fashion shows to being a manager at Bcbg Max Azria in 2016 . 2017 landed me a job at Sybaritic Handbags, where I met Himal and she gave me the opportunity to make fashion decisions for the store as well . Don’t be in with the trends don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are to fashion , and what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live.
Shilpa Patel, Sales Associate (Deptford Mall)
Shilpa joined the company as a part time sales associate in 2017 with her regular Kohl’s job. However, within a month, her selling skills and a great sense for fashion made her very integral part of the company, by becoming a full-time sales associate. She is a very quick learner and can make every person that walks in into a customer. She is very calm and composed and continues to help until you find the right item for yourself which makes her best at whatever she does.