4 January 2009

Anya Hindmarch

British handbag designer Anya Hindmarch has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List. She makes gorgeous handbags and started her business 20 years ago. She has been recognised for her 'I'm not a Plastic bag' tote, which proved a worldwide and environmental success in 2007.

I was lucky enough to pick up this gorgeous cream and gold silk Anya Hindmarch clutch in my local Sue Ryder charity shop earlier this year, for £3.95. It's not quite vintage, but has the appeal of vintage in looks and quality.

Her bags are real investment pieces and she is particularly inspired by handbags made in the 1950s. Click here to view her stunning variety of handbags, some of which are currently upto 50% off!

36 comments:

yiqin; said...

Gosh, I remembered how we all went crazy over her I'm not a plastic bag bag!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi yiqin-yes, I bought one, but then resold it!!

The Seeker said...

Lovely Sharon, what a great bag, you're right so vintage inspired.
Lucky girl ;)

xoxo

Sharon Rose said...

Hi the seeker-thanks my dear, always lovely!

Savvy Mode SG said...

Sharon, I adore Anya Hindmarch.
Btw, I was totally flabbergated when I saw the condition of my bag. I can I can have LV change the lining but I might as well buy another bag.

TUPERSONALSHOPPERVIAJERO said...

I love it and you´re really lucky!!!
kss
;-)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi savvy-thanks my dear.Yes, I would have been upset too, for the price, a new one is a better investment I suppose.

Hi tupersonalshopperviajero-thanks a lot my dear!!

Winnie said...

How on earth do you manage to find such beauties when thrifting? Gorgeous. x

Strawberry Fields said...

i love the 'i'm not a plastic bag'. =) i shall have a look on her website as that gorgeous clutch is temping me! xx

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

you lucky darling,she makes great bags dear. she deserves the MBE my sweet,congrats to her!
big kiss,
marian.

Siljesfashion said...

Lovely pick and a great bargain!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

I love her bags. Well done acquiring one.

Fashion Addict said...

I like the color of that bag and vintage looking! I can't believe Anya Hindmarch has been in the business for 20 years!

WendyB said...

You have the most extraordinary things in your local charity shops.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi winnie-thanks for your lovely comment!

Hi strawberry fields-thanks! her prices are high, but nice to drool over!

Hi marian-thanks and I agree, its great to see UK fashion designers recognised.

Hi Silje-always so lovely, thanks!

Hi Lenya-thanks a lot my dear!

Hi fashion addict-thanks a lot, yes it seems shorter really!

Hi wendy-thanks so much, sometimes they produce some wonderful bargains!

The beautiful and glammed said...

I just got the Perry Bag in black for Christmas, love her wicker style woven purses! It's a good sale, a lot of her cashmere pieces are on sale too. x

Sharon Rose said...

Hi the beautiful and glammed-oh thats a gorgeous bag!

Anchibride said...

What a steal! That is one beautiful little clutch! I love AH too.

Aren't charity shop bags the best? Almost all my bags are from our local charity shops. I have a few that are over 50 years old. I collect them.

This post reminds me I have to go to the Hospice Thrift store this week! Haven't been there in a while and I hope they have a fresh crop of vintage handbags. ;o)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi Anchibride-thanks for your lovely comment, I totally agree, I love charity shops, it's a buzz when you spot that dream purchase!!

oddgirldiaries said...

wahhhhhhhhh!!! it's pretty as hell! that's a great find,goes with anything.

Sal said...

Thanks for the link, lady - I'd never checked out Anya's work before, and she does have some gorgeous designs. Congrats on landing this adorable clutch!

Strawberry Fields said...

i shall get the outfit post up once i have finished replying to comments which won't be long =)

Couture Carrie said...

Love her work; great find on that clutch!

xoxox,
CC

janettaylor said...

Hi Sharon dear!

Great find. I love Anya Hindmarch!

xoxo: Janet

Siska said...

so cool!

MakeupByRenRen said...

love the bag! i think i've heard of her before b/c of her environmentally friendly bag, what a steal you found!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

darling wishing you a great week ahead,did it snow down your end my sweet?
big kiss
marian

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

She is an awesome bag designer, a status sadly cemented by the smash-and-grab robbers. Her 'I'm not a plastic bag' bags were awesome and iconic, it's a pity there were so many market ripoffs!

lacouturiernyc said...

oh you were indeed really lucky! i love that little bag! & anya hindmarch is definitely one of my favorite bag designers!

xoxo,
La C.

Secretista said...

LOVE the bag.

LaMimi said...

Wow darling!
You must have a lot of bags and clutches. Where do you keep them all? :) I love this clutch! Great piece for spring /summer :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi oddgirldiaries-thanks for your lovely comment!

Hi Sal-thanks my dear, pricy but gorgeous!

Hi strawberry fields-I'll look out for it!

Hi Couture Carrie-thanks so much my dear!

Hi Janet Taylor-thannks as always!

Hi Siska-thanks for stopping by my dear!

Hi Ren-thanks so much my dear!

Hi marian-yes, initially, but then it wore away, still bitter though!

Hi fashion dreamer-yes, you're so right, I suppose with the MBE she got the last deserving laugh!

Hi LaCouturiernyc-thanks for such a lovely comment!

Hi LaMimi-LOL, I have less than 20 bags, and I keep them split between 2 travel bags at the bottom of my wardrobe!

ambika said...

That bag totally has a vintage feel. What a find!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi ambika-thanks so much my dear!

Anny said...

I'm always awed by your deals. I've never seen anything like this and I visit sales all the time (weather permitting)!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi anny-thanks so much my dear, I'm much the same when it comes to hunting down a bargain too!

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