Accessory Headquarters Acquires Hayden-Harnett

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New York–Hayden-Harnett, the Brooklyn-based handbag and accessories company that has achieved a cult-like following, was recently acquired by Accessory Headquarters (AHQ) for an undisclosed sum.

Toni Hacker, co-founder of the brand, has been hired as creative director, according to AHQ.

“I am thrilled with the addition of Hayden-Harnett to our current collection of brands,” said Abe Chehebar, president/ceo at AHQ. “Their distinctive style of handbags already had a strong fan-base–AHQ will be able to provide Hayden-Harnett the proper infrastructure to build off its current success and expand the brand globally.”

Founded in 2005 by Hacker and her boyfriend Ben Harnett in their apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Hayden-Harnett specializes in handbags that don’t compromise on either style or function. Hacker’s experience as an industrial designer for more than a decade lends the edgy aesthetic and design which the brand is known for.

Whether it’s a convertible leather-trimmed nylon flight tote that can be worn at least four different ways, or an elegant amethyst whipsnake evening clutch complete with pockets for your cell phone, Hayden-Harnett continues to deliver quirky practicality without losing its rock-n-roll edge.

Hayden-Harnett will officially launch its e-commerce site,, on Nov. 15, with retail following later in February 2013 in luxury department stores and specialty shops throughout the United States. The Spring 2013 collection includes a variety of handbag styles varying from clutches and hobos to satchels and totes. Pricepoints will range from $238 to $950.

About Accessory Headquarters

Accessory Headquarters (AHQ) is a privately-held company specializing in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of premier brand and private label handbags and accessories. AHQ provides exceptional handbags across all distribution channels from the most elite department stores and boutiques, to mid-tier and mass retailers. With CFDA in-house design and merchandising talent, sourcing, production capabilities, AHQ is a leading industry resource with a brand portfolio including Kooba, V Couture by Kooba, Yak Pak, Go!Sac and Hayden-Harnett.







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