Hindmarch opened a small shop in Walton Street, London aged 19, with her early products based heavily on Italian design principles. All her products she says are based on the quality of workmanship, and represent a design philosophy which is: British, humorous and bespoke. Her designs are also influenced by her love of classical architecture, which she progresses as a hobby with into architectural reclamation.
The Hindmarch company, now based in Battersea with her husband as Finance Director, runs to some 60 branded shops in 17 countries. Her products are also stocked in major retail chains including: Corso Como in Milan; Colette in Paris; isetan in Tokyo, Japan; and Saks, Scoop in the United States, and Adora in the Philippines.
After countless requests and an apprenticeship with the great shoe makers in Venice Anya launched her shoe collection in 2002.
Hindmarch is a design consultant to British Airways, and has designed their highly covetable First Class amenity kits to much acclaim for 7 years. Hindmarch designed the gift bags given to guests at Vanity Fair's Oscar party in 2006, 2007 and 2009.
To commemorate the tenth anniversary, the Bespoke Ebury was launched in 2003. Designed to be the ultimate luxury accessory, it was made from the finest leather, and included a secret message in the giverï¿½s own handwriting, with the recipients name can be embossed onto the interior.
In 2008, Hindmarch launched a limited edition handbag for US retailer Target. Available at 1600 Target stores, available from October 12 through December 26, 2008. In the same year, Hindmarch collaborated with Selfridges to design a collection of Christmas hampers.
Hindmarch designs annually for three collections, which span her core handbags plus shoes, luggage, small leather goods, a beach collection, a small range of ready to wear - and an iPod carrier. The collections are regularly featured in leading fashion magazines including Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. Her bags and collections have become so fashionable, they have been the target of two raids on her London shops, one of which resulted in thieves grabbing ï¿½20,000 worth of merchandise.
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