Bonnie Mackay is a retail design director and merchandising executive with extensive experience in branding, marketing, visual merchandising, sourcing, product development and production. She is known for discovering new product categories and designers, developing and introducing new brands, rejuvenating old brands, and leveraging product trends and newly trending locations.
Bonnie is highly skilled in designing, developing and managing brand identities for both retail and wholesale organizations. With a keen visual sense, she has collaborated in catalog redesign and product placement in print, online and in-store channels. She has extensive international experience in product sourcing and development throughout Europe and Asia.
Bringing a unique combination of creativity, pragmatism, and strong problem-solving skills, Bonnie is an advisor to CEOs, CMOs and other senior retail leaders. Bonnie had an immense impact on product and brand development in her tenures at MoMA and Bloomingdale’s. She brings a unique understanding of brand identity to a diverse roster of brands including MUJI, Alessi, Issey Miyake, UNIQLO, Kartell, Vitra, Moleskine, NUNO, Echo, Design House Stockholm, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
In addition, Ms. Mackay is the author of the holiday best-seller "Tree of Treasures"
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Bonnie never dreamed that her travels would surpass her great grandfather’s 183 ocean crossings as a textile merchant in the 1860s, but she continues to break the family record as a leading influencer in product development and global sourcing.
Bonnie created the first dated crystal ornament by Baccarat for Bloomingdale’s, which led to the development of millions of collectible crystal ornaments.
In the film “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray sleeps under a quilt designed by Bonnie.
Working with her husband, film editor Bob Eisenhardt, whose credits include “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” “Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing,” and “Wagner’s Dream,” Bonnie has received credit on eight documentary films.
Bonnie is a sought-after speaker on the emerging issue of Inclusive Design, most recently at venues including MIT, LIM College, and Drexel University.
Bonnie is a life-long collector of holiday ornaments and is currently working on a book showcasing the collection and the rich and meaningful stories that bring it to life. The New York Times published a feature story on her collection here.