Omaha designer finds sales outlet in Nylon magazine

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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 12:00 am

Nylon magazine has begun selling handmade accessories by Omaha designer Courtney Zurcher.

Zurcher started making vintage-inspired barrettes, headbands, hair clips and bridal accessories in 2010 under the name Inez Gill. She sold her accessories -- some knitted, others made using millinery techniques -- through Etsy and various local brick-and-mortar stores, including Maud Boutique and Piper.

Zurcher often sends samples of her work to boutiques and online retailers in hopes of drumming up new accounts. Nylon apparently liked her stuff and featured several items in swag bags they handed out at parties, she said.

That led to a relationship with the magazine, which began featuring her oversized silk flower barrettes and headbands on the shop portion of its site last month. The items range from $85 to $195, and Zurcher hopes the relationship with Nylon draws new customers.

“It gives me a platform that I wouldn't have had before,” she said.

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