Armed with a collection of vintage fabrics and beads gathered from her travels around the world, Amanda Pearl Brotman began constructing fait à la main evening bags out of her Greenwich Village apartment. The elegant, yet refreshingly quirky designs quickly turned into a collection inspired by antique jewelry, modern art, vintage travel posters and the fashion and culture of the Fifties and Sixties, officially launching in February of 2008.
The Amanda Pearl Jewels collection was launched for Fall 2009--a natural extension of the original line. Made from vintage chandelier crystals, semi-precious stones, pearls, shells and other natural materials, the Jewels collection was received with acclaim and welcomed many new fans to the brand. Around the same time, Amanda Pearl Bridal was born after many requests for one-of-a-kind commissions and what seemed to be a void in the category.
Amanda's designs have been carried by stars like Chloë Sevigny, Frieda Pinto, Blake Lively, Emma Stone and Hailee Steinfeld. They have been seen on the pages of major publications such as InStyle, Elle, Town & Country, and Martha Stewart Weddings. They have even been used for costuming on the hit television show "Gossip Girl" and are growing in popularity amongst stylists from coast to coast.
In addition to the Amanda Pearl e-commerce shop, the collection is available at Jeffrey, Mario's, Mix at the Breakers and other specialty stores across the USA. Internationally, the collection is available at Juanita Sabbadini Evolution, Estnation, Deuxième Classe and other select boutiques.
In 2010 Amanda Pearl was awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Accessories, and in 2011 she was a finalist in the Independent Handbag Designer Awards.