Blonde ambition? Ask Blondie Mania
Who could have imagined that a business entrepreneur and a lawyer would return from their world travels only to decide to change their whole lives by starting up a luxurious brand of handbags? Only the founders of Blondie Mania, Helen Thomas and Gerard Zimmerman, could have achieved this ambitious feat.
With a keen eye for design and combining their collective skills, Helen and Gerard launched their first line of leather handbags in autumn 2005. The handbags became such a craze that within their first year they were in boutiques all over the UK, as well as supplying a line for the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair.
Today, with nearly seven years of experience behind them, Blondie Mania supplies around 300 stores in the UK and Europe including Fenwick, Bond Street, as well as other Fenwick stores.
The concept behind Blondie Mania is to offer an elegant and timeless look. Helen’s nickname “Blondie”, fondly adopted by Gerard, firmly stuck and so the catchy name Blondie Mania simply fell into place.
Having seen their entire collection online, I must say Blondie Mania is for the trendy yet practical woman. The Argento Bag here, which costs £214.95, has a range of zippers and compartments here and there, making it ideal for the woman who never seems to have enough pockets.
My ultimate favourite item has to be this Betula Luggage Bag, which – brace yourself – costs £299.95. It is worth every single penny for that perfect weekend getaway to either Amsterdam or Cornwall. It is extremely convenient for women wanting to carry more than the average tote bag.
The Superman Wallet sounds as splendid as it is. This wallet at £64.95 is the super-cool accessory for either you or your man. With plenty of room for cards, notes and coins, the coloured leather popper at the side adds that funky twist to the design.
What more can I say? This is ultimately the ideal brand for a working woman or a mother on the lookout for something practical with sumptuous soft leather, vibrant pink lining and something eternal.
Visit Blondie Mania’s website here.