The Particulars: Press

Melissa Akkaway, founder of The Particulars, is a fashion and accessories designer, a travel connoisseur, a dedicated 1st Dibs hunter, and an overall very particular person. Over the past five years, she has interviewed over 100 women founders about their own particulars, traveled to 50+ destinations, designed and manufactured a very popular bag, and learned how to surf.

Melissa’s Malibu home has been featured in Architectural Digest and her bag—the N.I.C.E. Pack—has been featured on celebs from Gwyneth Paltrow to Mandy Moore and beyond. For interviews and collaboration requests, email

Tour a Malibu Mansion That Takes Indoor-Outdoor Living to New Heights

The modernist vision features pink poolside lounges and a full skateboard ramp

The Best Gifts for Travelers Who Have Everything

We asked party planners, swag bag curators and other gifting experts for recommendations

Why Melissa Akkaway's Malibu Home is Her Interior Dream Realized

As founder and creative force behind The particulars, Melissa Akkaway has built a brand around her lifelong commitment

Beachy Keen

Color, pattern, and quirks galore. Fashion entrepreneur Melissa Akkaway used her eye for accessorizing to infuse hersunny SoCal bungalow with loads of personality

The 73 Best Christmas Gifts Ideas for Her to Unwrap This Holiday Season

These won't be getting exchanged this year

The 30+ Best Holiday Gifts for Women, From Star-Approved Jewelry to Cool Gadgets and More

Whether, she's a bookworm, a beauty buff or a tech lover, treat her to something special this season


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