It started with a treasure hunt. Brett Heyman was in search of the perfect vintage clutch, or rather, all the vintage clutches of a specific variety: acrylic evening bags in beautiful colors, with satisfying clasps and gorgeous hardware, made with the skilled precision of master craftspeople in the 1950’s and 60’s. Brett stalked antique shops and flea markets until she had over 100 clutches in her collection, when it seemed like she’d exhausted her supply. It was then, in 2011, that she decided to create her own. Brett partnered with an American factory and began reimagining the mid-century pieces she coveted — with a twist.
And there’s always a twist. At Edie Parker, every piece is infused with our signature brand of wit, whether it’s a purse covered in pretzels, a clutch emblazoned with the word of the moment, or simply a shocking color combination. These pieces make statements while remaining utterly sophisticated — the perfect blend of fun and fashion.
Conceived as a line of clutches, the brand now offers bags in a range of sizes, materials and fabrications, as well as jewelry and a growing home collection. Launched in 2012, the Edie Parker Bespoke program allows customers to personalize their bags and home items.
The line is carried in over 100 outlets worldwide including Moda Operandi, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Brett Heyman, Edie Parker’s fearless Founder and Creative Director, is a decent folk guitarist and finds every excuse to go antiquing. She is a collector of vintage bags, vintage jewelry, vintage furniture and compliments. She loves bold color, good jeans, and New York City — where she lives with her husband and three kiddos. The brand is named after her daughter, Edie Parker Heyman.
At Edie Parker, we believe that the pieces you love should be made to last...and last and last. Which is why we put so much thought and effort into how our products are crafted, working with artisans and master craftspeople around the world to perfect each and every piece.
Many of our signature acrylic pieces are made here in the United States, in one of the only factories that still cuts and inlays acrylic by hand; they’ve been using the same techniques since 1943. The remainder of our acrylic and non-acrylic pieces are manufactured by skilled artisans in Italy.
And as for our leather, we look for the very highest quality, and source from the best leather regions in Italy and beyond. You can feel the difference when you touch, hold or lay eyes on our pieces — they’re made with intention and attention, every time.