With over 25 years in the industry, Steve Russo is an accomplished leader in the Handbag and Accessory market. A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, Steve worked in and studied the industry for ten years before founding FAB•Starpoint in 1997. FAB•NY established itself as a key resource for Kid’s Accessories and in 2003, with the acquisition of the industry dominant Pyramid Accessories, became a leader in the Kids Character License market, anchored by a multi category license with a Hello Kitty.
In 2010, Steve entered the designer handbag market through the introduction of Artisan House, a company with Owned brands Foley & Corinna, Isabella Fiore and Danielle Nichole. Uniquely positioned in the market, Artisan House curates talent and has collaborated with fashion icons such as LAMB, Carlos Falchi and its newest partnership with social media royalty, The Bag Snobs.
Steve’s achievements and iconic inspiration for vision and leadership have made him a respected and trusted partner to many. Steve lives in Brooklyn with his wife Heidi. He has four children, three stepchildren and a grandchild.