From a young age, I had a great interest for arts and crafts. I always loved the idea of designing and manufacturing something from scratch, something that existed only in my mind. For that reason, I took designing lessons and in 2010, I decided to start my own studio in Athens, called “Ana Koutsi”.
The brand Ana Koutsi is a project that manifests my passion for design, and it became reality through hard work and love. I wanted to create a studio where people can find exclusive, fashionable and colorful leather bags with a minimal twist. The first two years, I was only doing business locally in stores around Athens. At that time, I started supplying Greek actresses with handbags for attending events and premieres.
When I realized that my handbags were highly appreciated in local stores, I decided to expand internationally by opening an e-shop where I could reach all women in the world who want to be chic, modern and to make a difference.
As a designer, I get my inspiration from all kinds of art, but especially from the clarity that minimalism has to offer. I love creating handbags with pure lines, clean shapes and a pop of color.
I strongly believe that handbags should bring joy in the holder’s life, and that is why I only use materials of high quality. For every bag, I use high quality Italian leather. Every piece of leather is unique in its color and thickness and that is why all the bags have their own personality.
Thank you for visiting my studio!
I hope you enjoy!