About The Brand
Esin Akan designs convertible leather handbags - for urban women - that are easy to transition from work to evening, weekdays to weekends and help women look elegant and stylish at all times.
Esin Akan launched her eponymous London based label in 2012 during her MBA at London Business School after winning the Top Business Award. Having worked for Burberry and Anya Hindmarch Esin formed a wealth of knowledge within the luxury handbags industry for over ten years. A graduate of Accessories Design, IMB in Milan and Central Saint Martins in London, Esin developed her first collection with the top leather handbag suppliers in Europe.
Akan describes her design ambition as “helping busy women look confident and stylish in every situation; from a client meeting to an invitation in the evening, from a busy day at work to a weekend break in Paris…” creating bags that remain elegant and timeless.
Since the launch the brand has won many awards, the most recent award is "The Best Designer Bag Brand- UK" by Lux 2017, Global Excellence Award. The brand has been featured by well-known magazines including The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Vogue, Elle, The Red Magazines. The collaborations and publicity with well-known influential women such as Meghan Markle, Lorna Lux, Sarah Mikaela, Dreaming of Channel, Eimear Varian Barry, Mariko Kuo have increased the brand awareness. The brand currently sells at esinakan.com, Harvey Nichols, UK and selected luxury boutiques worldwide.
Awards and Accolades
In 2012, Akan was awarded "The Best Designer Handbag Brand, UK" by Lux 2017, Global Excellence Awards. The brand has been shown as one of the best bags for Meghan Markle in The Times in December 2017. Esin has been awarded "The Top Business Award’ by London Business School in 2012 and selected to be an LBS incubator, enabling her to turn her concept into a real business. The brand was selected as a finalist for the Vogue Designer Fashion Fund award by British Fashion Council in 2013 and has also been sponsored by Deloitte Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Landor/WPP in her first two years.
Esin Akan collection offers an exclusive range of luxury handbags designed for the modern woman. Playing on our fascination of combining versatile multi-functional elements with luxury craftsmanship and style we bring you our most distinguished collection to date.
Inspired by the busy lifestyle of independent, modern woman the new collection offers stylish handbags designed to be both elegant and highly functional; bags that help women effortlessly transition between the office, gym, evening events and even weekends away – helping women to "do it all"
Crafted in Europe using the highest quality bespoke calf and exotic leathers our bags are built to be timeless. Focusing on our core values of high quality and sustainable style we have incorporated innovative design elements into each bag allowing them to be reborn or regenerated throughout the day, a new season and years to come…style and quality that lasts a lifetime.