Chris Martin's Profile
Hi! My name is Chris Martin. I've had a huge love of vintage clothes, jewelry, and textiles for as long as I can remember. My youngest child left for college last fall, leaving me with extra hours on my hands and an attic full of beautiful and much-loved vintage treasures.
I'd been wanting for years to design handbags, and finally here was my chance! I made up a couple of bags, using some of my vintage linens and showed them to my friends, who were super enthusiastic. I made some more, and sold them!! I then decided to have a purse party for 50 friends and colleagues. I sent out invites, sewed feverishly and then on the day of the party, transformed our livingroom into a boutique with colorful bags and vintage jewelry hanging everywhere. It was beautiful! And successful! It was great fun, and everyone was excited and encouraging. Chris Martin Designs was launched.
I love using vintage…
- Born on September 9
- Joined December 30, 2008