Behind The Brand Jennifer Hamley & Discount Code

As much as I love talking about everything I do on my blog, I decided a couple of weeks ago that I wanted to start doing an interview series "Behind The...." which I am hoping to include bloggers, vloggers and brands (hint hint to anyone that would like to be involved!). I'm hoping through this series, you will get to know some of my favourite bloggers, vloggers and brands as well as find out some interesting things along the way! Also keep your eyes peeled below as Jennifer has kindly given me a £100 discount code for you all, including free worldwide shipping!

Let me introduce you to Jennifer Hamley, the designer who is currently killing it with her business and her beautiful bags! Her bags are designed for women worldwide who live life by their own rules, who work hard and go after their dreams. A little sneak peek from my Christmas gift guide but they also make the perfect Christmas gifts for any women in your life that are killing it with achieving their dreams and love to keep everything organised. I found her designs a couple of months ago and they are simply stunning so I wanted to introduce you all to her.

Introduce Yourself
I'm Jennifer Hamley and design has always been my passion; I like to solve problems to make lives easier. I design handbags for working women that keep us organised so that we can be the best version of ourselves. I travelled for 9 years out of university and set up my first accessories business as I travelled. It was when I came back to the UK that I realised that I wanted to go for my dream, to create luxurious (and USEFUL!) bags for inspiring women.

Tell us about Jennifer Hamley & how it was created
The business came to life after a chance conversation with a lady on a course that I attended. She asked me what my big dream was, and I said that one day I wanted my own luxury handbag label and to help women to succeed, she asked what I was waiting for; she asked 'why not now?'. That was the moment that I decided to close my old business and follow my dreams. That lady's name is Katie, the Model KT is named after her.

What was your inspiration behind creating the KT bags?
The design came about for the Independent Handbag Designer Awards in New York City, they had a design brief to create the ultimate unisex work bag. I got input from around 200 people and the design evolved from there. When it came time to go into production the Model KT was redeveloped into the bag we see today. In actual fact, I wasn't going to launch the brand on this design at all, I had other designs ready to go to the manufacturer - but the Model KT's success has meant that those designs will be saves for Spring 2017.

What goes into the creation of the KT bags?
I always want my designs to be both beautiful, superb quality and most importantly improve the life of the woman using it, so asking what professional women want and need is a big part. I also see what else is on the market to see where is a gap. The designing part is great fun, getting all the features into a compact and sleek design without overloading it. Choosing colours and materials can be difficult because I want to do it all right now!

What are your inspirations for A/W 2016?
We currently have the Mini KT (the adorable little sister of the Model KT) which is fabulous for lighter work days and still has oodles of organisation and will be coming in Black, Aubergine and Teal. We also have the Sakura purse in the same colourways - both are available on pre-order now with some big pre-order discounts. I'm really pleased with the love that the two designs have received so far - I can't wait for them to arrive in November.

Can you give us any sneak peeks into what we can see from you in 2017?
We have new designs coming in 2017, I can't wait to share. New shapes and styles with the same organisation and style - and in some beautiful colours!

Give us a piece of advice to inspire others!
It's a bit of a cliche, but my mantra is to never give up. I believe if something is possible in the world, it's possible for you too. 

Jennifer has kindly given you all £100 discount off her Model KT bags with free international shipping, all you have to do is use the code B-THE-BRAND! Be sure to tag me in any photos when your lovely bags arrive so I can see what you decided to go for!!

At the moment her stunning bags are on pre-order with big discounts on her website, so it is definitely worth heading over and having a look. She is also really good with showing you the products and the ins and outs of her bags via her youtube channel. It's perfect if you are anything like me and want to make sure that a handbag has exactly what you need before you buy it!

What do you think of this new interview series?

Speak to you next time!
*This post is not sponsored, Jennifer Hamley kindly offered to be part of my interview series and to give all you lovelies a discount code!
Danielle Levy

1 comment:

  1. Love this feature and can't wait to see more! These bags are gorgeous, looks like you could carry your life around in some of these beauties without looking like a pack horse!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland