A young designer with an entrepreneurial spirit, Jeremy Bassan began designing handbags after a year of travel. Enticed by Asia's exotic designs and bold colors, Bassan developed a range of handbag styles while attending college, shipping product from his dorm room. Big Buddha was born and quickly caught the eye of Steve Madden who partnered with Bassan and assisted in Big Buddha’s first shoe line. Known for eco-friendly, functional bags at a reasonable price, Bassan’s dream has achieved wide success with the Californian running Big Buddha out of the Steve Madden Showroom in New York City. From classic, polished lines to edgy, urban-chic style, Big Buddha has a bag for every woman. As Bassan says, “Our bags are made for girls on the move-you can stuff your life into these bags."