The striking images of the handbags will surely arouse the interest of anyone who adores quality leather goods. That was my experience the first time I encountered the luxury hand crafted leather bags by Hěveneiress London.
Established in London, England in 2014 by Creative Director Olajumoke B. Bamigboye, Hěveneiress London is a life style brand that was created to fulfil a unique and singular vision: “provide premium products and services which give “The Hěveneiress Woman” a visually competitive edge.”
She tells me the vision for this brand was conceived many years ago, but steadily came to fruition in 2014 when Hěveneiress London became a trading entity. In 2011, while completing her Post graduate degree at Oxford University, Bamigboye spent time learning about entrepreneurship and developing a success brand in fashion. During this time, the vision of a lifestyle brand for women was born.
As a lifestyle brand, Hěveneiress London is not just about leather goods but also make up for women with taste for quality. “Hěveneiress London aims to be a life style brand for the modern woman,” she explains, “and offers products and services beyond Luxury leather products. With client satisfaction at the heart of the brand’s service provision, Hěveneiress London understands the importance of creating bespoke themes to enhance the beautiful features clients already possess and goes beyond makeup application and hair styling to create an individual advisory platform for its vast clientele.
“We provide makeup and personal styling services for all occasions and our clientele has grown exponentially since inception through recommendations. What sets us apart from other service providers, is our service quality, our willingness to go the extra mile and most importantly the lasting power of our creations, giving women the “MADE” look many hours after application. We believe in the “makeup as if you were born this way” philosophy and use the best brands in the market for every client.”
With a large customer base in London, UK, Hěveneiress London since it was launched, has sold strongly in Nigeria. Bamigboye says the Hěveneiress’ collection’s aesthetic direction and themes are inspired by various fashion and historical pieces across board. These are then translated into mock pieces by Bamigboye herself. Her leather products are sourced and crafted in Europe as well as Africa.
For Bamgboye, the UK market isn’t enough as she is rapidly expanding the Hěveneiress brand into the Nigerian market. She says her growth strategy in Nigeria includes driving efforts towards making the brand and its products and services readily accessible to the Hěveneiress Woman.
“Our goal is to increase our platform presence starting with Lagos, and then penetrating other major cities. We are also building an online showroom and shop for our clients to enjoy the flexibility that comes with a relationship with us.
“Our experiences so far have demonstrated that there is a niche within the market that has a robust appreciation for quality coupled with distinctive design elements over famous brand names with little product quality – that is our target demographic – dubbed “The Heiress”.”
She defines The Hěveneiress Woman as someone who “is supremely elegant, oozes confidence and is effortlessly regal. A woman who understands that fashion is what you buy and style is what you do with it. She holds quality, distinctiveness and uniqueness above all.”
For the Nigerian market, Hěveneiress operates on a bespoke basis that is she makes pieces that are made to order. “Nigeria is a new market and so we currently operate on a bespoke basis. However, as previously mentioned, we are creating several hubs that will ensure seamless accessibility to our products and services. Our prices are highly competitive and aligned with the level and quality of products and service we offer. Our price is accommodative to ensure that there is something for everyone.”
The unique selling point for Hěveneiress luxury leather goods is they are handcrafted and custom-made. “Every stitch, every thread hole and each leather piece is hand crafted for the Hěveneiress Woman. Our unique selling point starts and ends with the question – What do our clients want? We pride ourselves on the fact that we are bespoke and produce such unique pieces – clients will not find an identical design, quality and price elsewhere.”
For Hěveneiress Make up line, Bamigboye says her goal is to give The Hěveneiress Woman a visually competitive edge as she assesses each client’s skin and produce a map to ensure that she utilises the best matched products for them.
“We do not sell makeovers, we provide a lifestyle, carved around glamour and confidence. With every touch, we guarantee that clients will walk out of a session looking incredibly stunning and wishing they could have the Hěveneiress glow daily.”
Bamigboye who started her career as an Investment Banker says she always has an innate love for the creative industry. With every chance, she would create product sketches, colour swatches and themes, learning different elements of makeup artistry one bit at a time.