About the brand
"We believe in connecting one on one with you and inspiring the contagious feeling of Hammitt. We create functional and beautiful designs for you to share as a symbol of past, present, and future connections. We work to provide quality handbags that live up to your recommendations and stand the test of time. Hammitt is cherished; it is passed down. It is the secret to be discovered and the find you want to share with your daughter, your mom, your friend.
Hammitt is worn, is handled, is loved. You are our inspiration.
You are Hammitt
Visit Hermosa Beach, California, and you'll no doubt receive a warm welcome. Some staples along the coast never change - gorgeous views, near-perfect weather, and friendly faces abound. Spend an hour wandering on foot or biking along the sand, and you'll notice one more common thread: A whole lot of Hammitt bags.
Years ago, there were no glimmering rivets to be seen in Hermosa Beach - or anywhere else across the country, for that matter. But after Stephenie Hammitt instinctually designed a unique clutch for her local get-together (and found friends begging for more during local gatherings), she passed the baton to Chief Cheerleader Tony Drockton, who has led our team in building an unparalleled customer experience. His obsession for customers, craftsmanship and community created a following that extends far beyond the Southern California beaches. In our early days of home shopping parties, complete with vino, cheese and mutual friends, Hammitt's first muses helped clarify our core missions of long-term quality and day-to-day dependability.
Still today, we listen carefully to these women, designing for their busy lifestyles and taking on causes near and dear to their communities - all while partnering with their favorite local retailers, all the way from the South Bay to NYC. These core focuses are more like obsessions, as they continue to drive every design, decision and dream at Hammitt HQ.