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The Story Behind: Anya Hindmarch

By Lori on Dec 07 2013

Anya Hindmarch is one of the greatest British luxury brands to date. Having global success and becoming a face of British fashion. Where did it all begin….

Anya was born in Essex to an entrepreneurial family. At the age of 18 she left England to go study Italian in Florence. Anya was deeply inspired by the time she spent in Italy, from the women to the architecture. Anya picked up on the rage for drawstring duffle bags whilst she was in Florence. She borrowed some money and bought the duffle bags back to London with her. After being introduced to the magazine Harpers and Queen she was able to gain a feature and thus sold 500 bags!

Anya saw a gap in the market and began to learn how to produce her own bags, inspired by Margaret Thatcher. Anya then opened a small shop in London at the age of nineteen. With her early bags based entirely on Italian design principles. She bases her designs on the quality of workmanship, and represent a design philosophy that is: British, humorous and bespoke.

Anya Hindmarch is now a household name that own 60 branded stores in 17 countries with her husband as Finance Director. Her bags have been celebrity favourites from the likes of Sienna Miller, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley and Reese Witherspoon. Anya is also the design consultant at British Airways. Anya manages her global company as well as five children ranging from the ages of 5-19.

She is an inspirational woman that we will continue to support and follow. Purchase your very own Anya Hindmarch piece from our preloved collection….