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Dareen Hakim

Dareen Hakim Collection

The Dareen Hakim Collection is a premium handbag collection based out of New York City. Featuring a range of clutches, chained day bags and other statement pieces, our line is all made in NY and known for its high quality craftsmanship and Italian leathers (alligator, python, lizard textures and pony hair). Our distinguishing element is the bold brass metalwork, from sleek to engraved, all handcrafted by artisans in the Middle East. Celebrities such as Eva Longoria, Judy Reyes and Fergie have accessorized with Dareen Hakim clutches, as well as Vogue stylist Natalie Joos, and we’ve had international press from Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar to Grazia and L’Officiel, in addition to TV appearances globally.
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Following an early career in finance, Dareen decided to transfer her talents into industry and pursue a lifelong interest in fashion and beauty. After managing worldwide beauty brands at L'Oreal Paris and Maybelline New York, Dareen finally ventured off on her own and pursued her dream of building a one-of-a-kind fashion line. Naturally, she began with her favorite accessory … handbags.

Dareen found passion in sketching and handbag design at a young age. From sketching scarves for her mother as a child to sketching handbags for the collection each season, her designs are the cornerstone of the Dareen Hakim Collection.

Dareen was born in Beirut and grew up enveloped in a culture vibrant with the ancient beauty and sensual poetry of Lebanese life. Influenced by Lebanon’s dynamic landscape, a magical swirl of archaeological ruins juxtaposed with gleaming glassy high-rises, Dareen became dually intrigued by the fluid mosaic of modern fashion set against the country’s historical backdrop. This contrast of old and new influences her still today, contributing to the mix of authenticity and modern elegance in her coveted designs.

Dareen designs a few new silhouettes each season. She strongly takes into consideration the feedback and paired with our vision for the brand the DHC team builds a new collection accordingly. She has been exploring new shapes and designs in both clutch and everyday handbags, and trying out new materials to work into each collection keeps our designs, even the collection's classic signature pieces new and fresh.

When it comes to Dareen Hakim Collection... Be Chic. Be Bold. Be Unexpected.

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