Gretchen

Berlin based accessory brand GRETCHEN was founded in 2006 by Anne-Christin and Michael Georg Schmitt with the wish to create timeless beautiful handbags made from the finest leathers. Anne-Christin, the creative mind behind Gretchen, grew up surrounded by leather goods of the family manufactory. A vita so closely interwoven with fine leather goods and her intuitive understanding of design reflect in her thoughtfully unconventional creations. Inspired by sculptural aesthetics and the architecture of nature, her handwriting is marked by feminine straightness and modern angles in distinguished shapes.

Eclectic combinations of shiny glazed and waxed calf leathers and elaborate profile elements are signature trademarks of the Gretchen look making each Gretchen recognizable and unique and a true masterpiece of traditional craftsmanship. Challenging the conventional Anne-Christin takes on a different angle and gives way to new concepts when designing her bags, purses, gloves and other fine leather goods.

"Gretchen handbags are a tribute to women who cherish and cultivate their personal fashion style and who have an eye for the special!" - Anne-Christin Schmitt
Handbag, Evening Bag by Anne-Christin Schmitt

Tango Pouch Handbag, Evening Bag by Anne-Christin Schmitt The Tango Pouch is an outstanding bag with a truly innovative design. It is a wearable piece of art worn by the wristlet-handle it allows you to have your hands free. Inside is enough space and the folding magnet closure construction gives an unexpected easy and wide opening. The Pouch is made with soft waxed calf skin leather for an incredibly pleasant touch of the handle and puffy side inserts, intentionally contrasting with the more constructed main body made from so-called glazed leather.

Clutch, Handbag by Anne-Christin Schmitt

Oyster Clutch Clutch, Handbag by Anne-Christin Schmitt The Oyster Clutch is a one-of-a-kind statement bag that expertly combines usability and timeless, yet modern aesthetics. The specialty about it are the two movable top handles, that can either be worn at the side to create a clutch shape, or they can be worn up to use it as a carrying bag. The Oyster Clutch is made of finest Italian calf leather. High quality is inseparable part of the designs. Apart from luxurious handmade approach, Oyster Clutch is believed to be a functional and universal bag. It is an accessory of the casual outfit as well as a match for the elegant evening dress.

Backpack by Anne-Christin Schmitt

Oyster Backpack Backpack by Anne-Christin Schmitt The Oyster Backpack stands out for it’s clean silhouette and refined design, which makes it a real, timeless Gretchen bag. The Backpack is a perfect companion for a city trip. It is as elegant as it is practical. The spacious interior, with the key ring and the internal zipped pocket as well as the zipped pocket at the back of the Oyster backpack makes it smart enough for work and chic enough for cocktail hour. Swing it by the brushed metal handle or use the twin delicate but robust straps of the backpack.

handbag by Anne-Christin Schmitt

Tango Tote Two handbag by Anne-Christin Schmitt Tango Tote Two - what is special about this bag is the shiny relief structure, which decorate the surface of front and back and forms the handles at the top part of the bag. These structured forms create a good stand. Profiling structures beneath the leather surface create a rich, three-dimensional texture. The shiny glazed leather deliberately plays with light and shadow effects, giving the bag an even more vivid character.

Handbag by Anne-Christin Schmitt

Tango Small ShoulderBag Handbag by Anne-Christin Schmitt You'll never find anything comparable to this truly innovative design! What a modern yet wearable piece of art. Structuring elements underneath the fine leather surface add that extra-notch of style refinement. Worn either with long straps or with two short straps, this bag works with every outfit! And inside it offers a lot of space for all essentials.

Bag by Anne-Christin Schmitt

Calla Backpack Bag by Anne-Christin Schmitt The Calla Backpack is not only a puristic piece of art, it is also a super practical companion for your everyday life: The design is inspired by the elegantly curved silhouette of a calla blossom. The specialty about this bag is its versatility – it has three different ways to wear it Wear it as a backpack when you’re riding the bike, carry it in your hand when you arrive or wear it as an elegant bag over your shoulder when you’re shopping. Whatever you’re up to – this bag matches every occasion and outfit.

Loop Bag by Anne-Christin Schmitt

Ebony Two Loop Bag by Anne-Christin Schmitt Gretchen's Ebony Loop Bag is a chic accessory that will be loved forever. It is inspired by the 60s and organic shapes found in architecture. Its compact but not stift structure makes sure to give the accessory a good-looking shape without sacrificing inside space to mere aesthetic. It can be carried by the top loop for a sophisticated ladylike appeal or worn thanks to the detachable and adjustable shoulder strap for a hands-free day. Ebony is not just beautiful, Ebony is smart. It is a handmade bag, produced in more than 340 minutes and it contains more than 2625 stitches.

Contact Info

Gretchen
Paul-Lincke-Ufer 42/43, Berlin, Germany
P: +49(0)3069596970
F: +49(0)30695969729

Gretchen is IDC member since 2015, with 14251 IDC rating.
 
 
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