ALLISON MITCHELL is an emerging luxury handbag label designing and producing pieces made from exotic textiles, hides, and skins. The minimalist brand offers a polished, deconstructed look that makes a statement with unique shapes in unexpected, exceptional materials and colors. The designer creates bags for women that strive to set the design pace and aesthetic rather than following it. Allison Mitchell’s handbags and accessories are wearable pieces of art made for the self-empowered woman who expresses herself freely and thoughtfully.
The brand began to hit its stride after the collection’s namesake designer was awarded the prestigious RISING STAR AWARD FOR ACCESSORIES at New York-based Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards event in 2017. She was cited as having her “finger on the pulse of what is new and missing in the luxury leather goods market.”
As the founder of a digital marketing agency in Dallas, Texas, Mitchell did not intend to pursue a career in the fashion industry. It was her desire for a minimalist, oversized clutch that led her to crafting her own, and soon, demand went beyond friends and family to a buyer from a local luxury boutique. Allison launched her namesake label and never looked back.
Within two years of her launch, Mitchell’s bags were featured on influencers such as Jane Aldridge, Courtney Tropp, and actress Birgitte Hjort Sorensen. Even Oprah Winfrey owns an Allison Mitchell clutch!
All bags are manufactured and finished by hand in New York City. Mitchell personally sources all of the skins and hides from around the world; she only works with tanneries that practice sustainability and regulation. As a final touch and an unexpected surprise for the customer, Mitchell selects vibrant, thoughtful linings to highlight her specialized materials. The linings vary from vintage Japanese kimonos to chartreuse velvet and soft, Italian leathers.