UK-based Claudia Furst, who was born in Vienna, merges her Viennese style heritage with the practical demands of commuting and international travel when it came to designing her handbags. With a postgrad degree from Bristol University, Claudia works in cosmetics, as a freelance model and designs her own handbag collections. The first collection was launched in December 2016. Claudia was looking for her own quality-made and functional bag that is chic and also versatile for both travel and work. 'I couldn't find that bag I wanted, so I made my own'. All CLAUDIA FÜRST collections are made in the UK with selected best quality fabrics and Italian vegetable tanned leather. The new collection is made in Bristol from recycled curtain fabrics.
CLAUDIA FÜRST handbags reflect London's multicultural environment, the corporate style merged with the edgy and chic aspects. All her designs received the UK and international designs registration and appeal to style conscious professionals, jet setters and fashionistas. Her trademark logo, an abstract rose – her favourite flower, was created with input from her son. In September 2018, Claudia attended London Fashion Week.
Renowned for: Functional, chick and versatile handbags made of selected best quality upcycled materials.
Handpicked by JewelStreet because: CLAUDIA FÜRST knows the importance of ethical manufacturing - she uses only upcycled fabrics and vegetable colouring.