Whimsy, creativity, elegance—it’s all in the bag at Anya Hindmarch. Launched by its namesake at the age of 19, the quintessentially British accessories brand nevertheless draws upon classic Italian design tenets, as well as the country’s fabled craftsmanship. Inspired by Italy’s fashionable females—and the leather duffle bags they then carried—Hindmarch ultimately followed a stint in Florence with the opening of a small shop in London, where she also produced her wares. Fast forward to today, and Hindmarch, awarded an MBE for service to the fashion industry in 2009, counts everyone from Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to the Duchess of Cambridge and the late Baroness Thatcher as fans.
Immediately recognizable by their signature bow insignia, Hindmarch’s handbags offer a playful, sophisticated twist on traditional silhouettes and styles. Rendered in everything from luxe leathers and exotic snakeskins to sleek fabrics and summer-ready straw, Hindmarch’s creations conjure an ideal union of beauty and practicality.