Functional, sustainable & timeless.
We design with these values at our core.
We only use the highest quality leather which is beautifully crafted to create an uncomplicated item that will last. We keep hardware to a minimum leaving our bags lightweight, and kind to your back. We’ve found ways of including cleverly hidden pockets, detachable internal pouches, attachable handles and even key fobs! Anything we can think of to make your bag multi-functional and comfortable, we have included.
We only produce small batches, and each style is individually hand cut with minimal wastage. Any leftover materials are recycled into our bag, and used for reinforcing panels, lining and making wallets.
We know our factories and makers, we support our female workers and do our utmost to offer flexibility to those with young families.
Environmental awareness is incredibly important to us. We’re looking to reduce our plastic usage to zero. Our jewellery packaging is now completely plastic free and made of recycled and recyclable materials. We’ve not found an alternative solution to protecting our leather bags during transportation from damp or condensation yet, but we are working on it!
We’ve had years of experience as have our factories, and we work together to make sure that in an age of ‘disposable’ we create ‘long-lasting’ style. Top notch materials are used for every piece; the highest quality full grain leathers, cotton rich linings, solid brass hardware and the best brass zips.
About Nadia Minkoff.
During the last year of my Fashion BA I was hired as an outworker for Browns London. It proved to be my lucky break and took me on a journey I hadn’t even imagined.
By the time I graduated I had my own brand as well as orders from Harrods and Saks 5th Avenue, USA. At the time I had no clue about running a business, no money or investors, but what I did have from the onset was clarity about my design sensibilities and my work ethics.
My goal was to design handbags and jewellery with no compromise on quality, functionality and sustainability. My designs had to be individual, timeless and attainable.
Socially conscious and fiercely independent, I have enjoyed seeing my talented team of female co-workers grow in confidence and ability. I’ve always enjoyed working with local artisans and independent makers, working together as a team to build firm and mutually beneficial relationships. Bringing up two children whilst managing a business (and in case you were wondering, I didn’t have a nanny) was often challenging but always rewarding. It has kept me focused and determined and hopefully made me softer round the edges!
To say it’s been a roller coaster of a ride would be an understatement, but no matter the challenges I never lost the passion I have for my work.
Thank you and welcome to Nadia Minkoff London, I hope you like our collections, after all we’d be nowhere without you.