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Serendipity and Santa Barbara: How Maxine Koven Discovered Hammitt

Posted on July 17, 2017 by Jenna Gulick | 0 comments

Between her PR prowess and her dedication to giving back, Maxine Kozler Koven truly does it all. A seasoned PR and marketing executive, she moved to Los Angeles five years ago with her husband and two sons. Alongside her work in PR and as a venture capitalist, she is also a yoga instructor and volunteer for The Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica. In the midst of a busy schedule, Maxine always allows for family time - it was during this precious time that she discovered Hammitt.

Maxine Kovar Andrew Kovar

"This past April 2017 I was at the Moxy Children's Science museum in Santa Barbara with my mother and my 4 year old son on spring break.

Several times I saw this woman walk by with one of the sharpest handbags I had seen in a long time. It also went across her body which was even more attractive on a week of walking around Santa Barbara with a 4 year old.
After seeing her for the third time I had to stop her and ask who made the bag and where she bought it. 

It was the Roxbury Cross Body Bag by Hammitt. Maybe once a year I actually stop someone to ask about something specific they are wearing that I don't recognize. I even took a picture of the bag and logo so I wouldn't forget because I was that obsessed with it already.

Two hours later I was on the phone with my husband who was back in LA finishing up business before he met us in Santa Barbara. He said they had just booked the first panelist for the panel he was hosting for Fashion Digital LA on May 6th, 2017. The panelist was...Tony Drockton of Hammitt.

I was amazed at such a coincidence. Clearly I was destined to have that Hammitt bag."

Maxine Kovar

Now, not only has Maxine adopted her own Hammitt, she and her husband Andrew Koven have collaborated with Tony Drockton on The BizFix podcast, sharing insights about how mentorship, focus and enthusiasm built Hammitt. We're so glad they did, because Hammitt bags were absolutely made for women like Maxi. 

You can listen to Maxine, Andrew and Tony's interview on the LDR Ventures website. 

The Greatest Handbag Party on Earth

Posted on July 16, 2017 by Jenna Gulick | 0 comments

Our first Hammitt celebrations started out small and intimate. With close friends, vino and a few favorite bags, we managed to create a best-kept secret that couldn't stay contained for long. Soon, friends of friends were sharing the scoop, creating the most sought-after shopping event in the South Bay. 

Women at Hammitt Sample Sale

Hammitt fans can count on a fresh cocktail and the excitement of a brand new bag, but we also love treating them to a few surprises. That's why we've taken our fans everywhere, recreating a circus, spring break memories and the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras, to name a few.
Shoppers at Hammitt Sample Sale Circus
During this year's Hammitt Party Gras, dozens of shoppers were video-calling live with friends and family from other states, shopping together over the phone. That's when we decided that while we love taking our hometown fans everywhere (without leaving the beach town we love so dearly), the incredible Hammitt tribe around the country deserves the same amazing experience. 
Hammitt Sample Sale
So, best-kept-secrets be damned. We've celebrated in Chicago and Dallas, and now we're taking the party viral. Click here for information on how we're bringing the party straight to your home on July 26th! (Hint: Have a girlfriend and a glass of wine ready!)

The Case for a Super-Chic Gym Bag

Posted on July 05, 2017 by Jenna Gulick | 0 comments

 Beach season is officially here - it's a time when many of us are working and playing hard to stay our best, mentally and physically.

We're honored to have world class athletes in our Hammitt family, and many depend on their Hammitt bags for busy schedules. Blogger Olivia Rink, a former cheerleader at the University of Kentucky, knows a thing or two about fitting fitness into a demanding day. 

Olivia Rink Workout

No matter what she does, Olivia has a talent for looking perfectly put together. There's nothing like heading to the gym feeling confident and clear-minded, without the need to scramble for spin class.

Olivia Rink Workout

From the gym to the juice bar, Olivia's Jared bag has plenty of room for her workout essentials. Plus, it looks polished and professional for office wear, so she doesn't need to switch bags or lug another duffel along. 

Another blonde bombshell, Sasha DiGiulian travels almost constantly in search of the world's most challenging climbs. Between early morning grinds and international flights, she packs for ultra-full days, slinging on the Daniel to keep it all together. 

Sasha DiGiulian

Shop Jared // Shop Daniel

Hammitt In Europe with Tamara Waterston

Posted on June 02, 2017 by Jenna Gulick | 0 comments

Tamara Waterson And Other Stories Hammitt

When we chatted with Tamara Waterston and found out she was heading on a cruise through Europe, our first thought was...is their room in your suitcase for us, too? Understandably, she picked a travel partner that didn't even need to be packed - Instead, Daniel was up to the task of carrying her essentials through some of the world's most beautiful cities.

Here are some snapshots Tamara sent back from the dynamic duo's travels:


Champagne and Macaroons Instagram Free People


Champagne and Macaroons Europe


Champagne and Macaroons Travel


Champagne and Macaroons Instagram


Champagne and Macaroons Instagram


Champagne and Macaroons Instagram


Shop Daniel in Haze/Block/Brushed Silver here.

Follow Tamara on Instagram here.

Follow Hammitt on Instagram for more stylish adventures here.

5 Things Every Hammitt Mom Knows

Posted on May 04, 2017 by Jenna Gulick | 0 comments

There's one thing we're reminded of each spring as the weather warms and flowers bloom: Mama knows best. In honor of Mother's Day, here are five truisms we've learned straight from Hammitt moms themselves! 

1. Life's easier when you go hands-free.

 Cate and Ila

Inevitably, there will be hugs, messes, cheers, sniffles, pick-me-ups and dance parties. Why not embrace it all with arms wide open?

Shop @cateandila's VIP. 

2. A full tote means a happy tot. 

Britt Fullwood

Mary Poppins had it right with her magic carpet bag: a tote, satchel or shoulder bag full of sweet necessities is the key to any successful family outing.

Shop @brittfullwood 's Oliver. 

3. Comfort is key for chasing kiddos.

Ali Smith Style

Chances are, you've done some chasing and cheering in your days as a mom - and you know that from family vacations to sporting events, comfort is key for long days on your feet. 

Shop @alismithstyle's Jesse sandals. 

4. Great style is an heirloom. 

Ruthie Ridley

Start 'em young when it comes to great style, and they're sure to thank you for years to come.

Shop @ruthieridley's Shane backpacks.

5. It's ok to take a breather. 

 Hunter Collector

By nature, you're a nurturer, but you know that sometimes motherhood calls for a little R&R. You deserve a few fun pieces for when weekends roll around! 

Shop @huntercollector's Matt.

Handbag to Toe Hammitt

Posted on April 05, 2017 by Jenna Gulick | 0 comments

Santa Monica style blogger Jenny Plog recently made us do a Hammitt double take by pairing her Jesse sandals in Coast with a Paul cross body in Cognac and gold. While these spring staples are fan favorites alone, they complement each other to create a polished yet casual look.

Scroll down to see three other riveting combinations we're dreaming up as the weather gets warmer. 

Head to Toe Hammitt


  • Bachelorette Weekend Bliss: Pair the Chase sandals in Meteor with Tony in Whip and Brushed Silver. A cross body is one chic sash substitute! 
  • A Beach Town Getaway: Easy to slide on and off, our Winston sandals are the ultimate upgrade to classic flip flops. Pair with Oliver in Nebula and Gold for a combination that's reminiscent of the sand and sea.
  • Music Festival Season: Head to the desert with our Murphy sandals in Jet, and you won't change shoes all weekend. Equal parts comfortable and shiny, they make a stylish team of essentials along with the 1 North and Seth Small.

Let's Go Backpacking

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Jenna Gulick | 0 comments

Hammitt Mikey

Backpacks aren't just for kids headed back to school. Forgoing the canvas and cartoons, we designed the sleek Mikey backpack for active Angelenos - and women like them everywhere (not to mention some stylish dudes). Here are 5 local landmarks we can't wait to explore with Mikey in tow: 

Hammitt Backpack


Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach Piers: What can we say? Home is where the Hammitt is. 

Griffith Park: And the most stylish hiker award goes to...

LAX: There's nothing like a roomy, hands-free personal item - that holds your laptop.

Disneyland: Trek around the world-famous amusement park with your essentials safely stored.

UCLA and USC: Know someone deciding between these rival schools? You can't go wrong with classic black. 

Photo: @stylebyzaza



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