The brand Cashhimi was launched in 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey by the designer Cenan Abas Sel. She originally sold the bags in boutique stores around Turkey, but was quickly picked up by large high-end retailers like Beymen.
Cenan designs the bags with the concept of the “modern woman” in mind and she oversees every aspect of production from design to manufacturing, and all of the bags are produced in Turkey. She uses the highest quality skins, and expert detail to create the bags.
The collection has come a long way since 2007…last summer Cenan launched the brand in the U.S., with the showroom located in NYC .
The collection has evolved into two lines that both represent an idea of “casual yet sophisticated style”: Their line of exotic skins features bags made of python, ostrich, crocodile, lizard, alligator, stingray, and even shark…but Cenan most often works with python and crocodile and Their line of contemporary leathers was born from a collaboration with Macy’s Department store which will launch in select stores this fall (they are one of five upscale brands featured in Macy’s new “designer concept”).
They want to be able to offer the same feel of luxury to clients on a tighter budget. The bags come in many shapes and sizes: hobos, totes, clutches, cross-bodies, shoulder bags, satchels. Cenan designs the bags so that they are functional but super chic: example – many of the shoulder bags can also be worn as a clutch because she includes a detachable chain strap.
Some celebrities who have been spotted with their products: Paris Hilton, Adriana Lima, Martha Stewart, Condoleezza Rice, 50 Cent, David Caruso, Kevin Costner, and princesses of Saudi Arabia. Cashhimi has a huge presence in the Middle East and Asia with retailers like Saks in Dubai and Saudi Arabia, Bloomingdale’s Dubai, Villa Moda boutiques in Qatar, Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong and Kuwait, Etoile (Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait), and Beymen (Turkey), and they are working on branding the company in the States and Europe. In the U.S. they are featured in small boutiques across the country.
The bags are available online through www.farfetch.com and www.shopstyle.com
They have been featured in international fashion magazines like Vogue and Elle.
For more info visit www.cashhimi.com