Abe Chehebar has been at the forefront of major accessory ventures for over thirty years. His passion for handbags started early; in his youth Abe spent summers interning at his father’s handbag and accessories shop. With his keen understanding of consumer tastes and needs, Abe founded Accessory Network Group in 1984, where he served as Chairman and CEO for 27 years. ANG set itself apart as being among the pioneer companies to introduce branded handbags into the mass and mid tier markets; quickly becoming an industry leader in manufacture, design, and marketing of premier brand name and private label handbags, luggage, small leather goods, accessories and cold weather apparel. ANG’s portfolio included licenses for brands such as Calvin Klein, Tahari, Karl Lagerfeld, Bebe, and Nicole Miller, and owned brands such as Kooba, Ghurka, Yak Pak, and Lesportsac. In 2010, ANG solds its assets to Mystic Apparel.
Today, Abe is Founder and CEO of AHQ- Accessory Headquarters. The company was created in 2011 with a concentration on the designer handbag business. Premier brands within the AHQ portfolio include Catherine Malandrino, Christian Lacroix, Hayden Harnett, Versace 19.69, and Go! Sac. In addition, the company specializes in private label accessories for major retailers. In a short time, AHQ has become a top performing resource in the handbag category.