The Karolina is one of the most classically shaped handbags in Anya Sushko's collection. Designed with a modern, urban woman in mind, the Karolina is beautiful in its simplicity. The classic design features signature Anya Sushko avant-garde details, such as the front zip & the rounded, hand-finished handle. This mini bag is designed to be you secret weapon. With its comfortable small size and practical form, it is an everyday essential. The front pocket is big enough to keep a few key must haves within easy reach. The main compartment features small pockets to separate & organise your daily things. The strong zips add the perfect amount of detail to an otherwise subtle design.
STYLING TIPS: This Karolina is refreshing and loves every personal style. From a combination of a trouser suit or a pencil skirt & a shirt, to a more dressed down approach, it looks just as great with jeans & a cashmere V-neck sweater.
THE FINE DETAILS: Handcrafted in Anya Sushko's Studio in London. MINI KAROLINA IN SKY BLUE COWHIDE AND NATURALLY TANNED LEATHER
About Designer: Anya Sushko specialises in luxury as well as bespoke handbags, always handcrafted in London. The brand is founded by former Alexander McQueen couture assistant and Central St Martin's graduate Anna Sushko, who is an expert in bespoke accessories. Keeping true to her brandâs ethos, Anna is involved in the entire creation process â from idea conception to the last finishing touches of every bag.
Each one of Anya Sushkoâs handbags is handcrafted in her London studio, using the finest materials and resulting in an unmatched attention to detail. The handbags stand out with their quality, striking shapes and carefully placed details, designed to be as practical as they are beautiful. You can tell an Anya Sushko handbag by not only seeing it but by feeling its detail too.
Born in Riga, Latvia, when it was still part of the USSR, Anyaâs childhood was marked by the typical Soviet challenges â no access to foreign goods, very limited exposure for Western culture compensated by vigorous involvement in classical Russian arts such as ballet, gymnastics and piano. From an early age, Anya learned how to make the beautiful things she couldnât buy herself, with the encouragement of her mother, who taught her that you get what you work for.
Her creative flair led her to study architecture and then interior design. Later, her talent was spotted by the prestigious Central Saint Martinsâs College of Art and Design in London where she graduated, followed by an accessories degree at the London College of Fashion.
After university, Anya furthered her skills at Alexander McQueen's studio in London, where she assisted in making not one but two of the couture collections presented during Paris Fashion Week. Lead by her enormous passion for handcrafted accessories, she later turned her hand to her own line of luxury handbags, handmade in an atelier in London.
This is a story of true passion for bags, the study and evolution of strong bold designs developed for the needs of a modern woman who seeks quality, style, elegance, modernity, endurance. Anya Sushkoâs bags offer a classically simple design with a twist. The designs are easy to wear and incredibly practical and functional. Designed and handmade in London from the finest Italian leathers and with hand stitched finish, the Anya Sushko bags will please and impress even the most discerning customer and will stand the test of time.
âIt is important that my handbags are not only unique and special, but also practical. I design for women with busy & demanding lives, to whom elegance is importantâ, adds Anya . âLuxury has to bring comfort & elegance into everyday life too. â