Edie Parker is a brand of vintage-inspired clutches and handbags based in New York City. Founded in 2010 by designer Brett Heyman, Edie Parker sprang from Brett’s love of mid-century style. Inspired by acrylic bags made in America in the 1950s and 1960s, she began collecting the vintage purses and researching their long lost designers and original fabrication techniques. When Brett could no longer find the clutches she coveted at vintage and second-hand shops, she decided to remake them for a new generation. Like their mid-century predecessors, each bag is meticulously handcrafted in America.
The Edie Parker bespoke collection was launched in May 2012. It allows customers to personalize their clutches by selecting the shape, color, clasp, font and other details. Since its inception, the program has become a favorite among celebrities, socialites, bloggers and tastemakers alike.
Conceived of as a line of acrylic clutches, Edie Parker has evolved to include new silhouettes, shoulder straps, and a variety of materials while remaining true to the original brand aesthetic. In addition to acrylic, the bags are now fabricated in 18k gold-plated metal, exotic skins, embroidery, leather and velvet.
Brett resides in New York City with her husband and two children. Prior to the brand’s debut, she served as the Director of Public Relations for Gucci until 2010. In 2014, Brett was a finalist for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund.