You don’t have to travel to the runways of Milan or New York City to glimpse the hottest trends in handbags this season. Zoey Bloom – South Tampa’s premiere accessories boutique—is hosting an exclusive Hammitt Los Angeles trunk show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 15, and you’re invited to see for yourself why stylists are snapping up these in vogue designs for their celebrity clients. Tony Drockton, Hammitt’s creative director and CEO will be on the premises to personally present the collection.
Featured in InStyle, People Style Watch, WWD, Lucky, OK Magazine, The New York Times Style section and more, Hammitt Los Angeles handbags are being toted by Hollywood style icons such as Angelina Jolie, Ashley Greene, Paris Hilton and Kristin Bauer. When US Weekly asked One Tree Hill’s Chelsea Kane to show readers the contents of her bag, the purse she poured was Hammitt’sWestwood satchel.
So what’s all the fuss about?
In a sea of satchels, clutches and totes, Hammitt Los Angeles boasts a modern approach to classic design, with signature rivet detailing that is immediately identifiable.
“And in this era of outsourcing, socially conscious style enthusiasts will appreciate that each bag is American-made,” said Zoey Bloom co-owner James Sontag. “Each bag is organically crafted in Los Angeles from the finest imported leathers and suede. Hammitt continues to gain recognition in a sea of accessories brands for its quality and strong design, while remaining true to its made-in-Los Angeles roots.”
A breath of fresh air in the luxury leather handbag market, Hammitt’s attention to detail includes luxurious suede lining and gold plated hardware like grommets and studs.
“You know it’s a Hammitt without having to ask,” Sontag said. “Every piece has a very distinct look. Every piece is a standout!”
Each design is affectionately named for a location in and around the Los Angeles area and pays homage to some of the city’s best known attractions like Hollywood, the Sunset Strip and Bel Air. Each season, classic collection staples like the Montana, the Brentwood or the Westwood are updated with new leathers to stay chic and contemporary for the modern woman.
But what really makes Hammitt handbags so unique is their versatility. Hammitt designs are rare in the way they transition seamlessly from season to season, from day to night, and from the red carpet straight on to the after party.
The perfect fusion of fun, function and sophistication, Hammitt’s playful yet edgy designs have been featured in more than 30 top television shows, including Gossip Girl, 90210, Pretty Little Liars, Entourage and The Newsroom. Last year, the company was even contacted by the makers of the HBO cult-favorite, True Blood, to create a five-piece collection that honed in on the individual style and essence of the show’s characters.
Hammitt Los Angeles handbags retail for between $200 and $800 and are sold at 300 handpicked boutiques across the world. Zoey Bloom is the only Tampa boutique that carries the line. Located at 1710S. Dale Mabry Highway in South Tampa, Zoey Bloom’s Hammitt Los Angeles trunk show will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 15.
For more information on Hammitt Los Angeles—or to get a glimpse of this season’s collection—go to www.hammitt.com.