Ex-Mulberry star designer Emma Hill sells bust bag brand to leather goods company Pittards
Mulberry’s former star designer Emma Hill has sold her luxury bag brand after it fell into administration in June.
The ex-creative director of the luxury goods company left Mulberry in 2013 and founded Hill and Friends with Georgia Fendley.
But in June, the company, which sells leather handbags and accessories for as much as £595, appointed trustees to sell its brand and assets after the company went bankrupt.
Emma Hill pictured at right with model Alexa Chung
The luxury leather goods brand Pittards, which is listed on the exchange, said yesterday that it had bought the brand and its assets.
Pittards did not disclose a price. As part of the deal, Hill, pictured above with model Alexa Chung, will join Pittards as a consultant.
At Mulberry, the 51-year-old created many of the British brand’s best-known handbags, such as the Alexa, named after Chung.
Hill was known for picking up celebrities for Mulberry and was credited with putting it on the fashion map.
Shares of Pittards held steady at 55.5p yesterday.