Since Hammitt's inception in 2003, the brand continues to push the limits season after season to find the intersection of luxury, fashion and utility. Hammitt continues to gain recognition in the sea of accessories brands for its quality materials and strong design concept while remaining true to its artesian made in Los Angeles roots.
Hammitt is the industry leader in locally designed handcrafted Los Angeles accessories. Deeply rooted in the effortless California lifestyle, Hammitts unique signature style resonates through its playful yet edgy designs.
Founded in 1863 by John A. Frye, a prominent English shoemaker, The Frye Company is the oldest continuously operated shoe company in the United States. Mr. Frye ran the business for nearly 50 years and after his death in 1911, his family continued to run the company until 1945.
In the 1960's, Frye reintroduced the Campus Boot based on its 1860 original. The style featured a bulky toe and chunky heel that came to epitomize the attitude and the style of the 60's and 70's. There was nothing like the "new" Frye Boot on the market, and consumers began to demand "Original Frye's." The Smithsonian Institute, in their search for items to best represent 1960's America, chose a pair of Frye Boots, which proudly remain on display today.
The Frye brand remains true to its heritage and vintage American roots with finely crafted handbag designs featuring rich leathers and quality hardware.