Welcome to Abi-K's online boutique...
Here you can buy exclusive unique LIMITED EDITION accessories and handbags made from vintage Japanese kimono obi silks and premium nappa leather. Perfect for gifts or a treat for yourself.
Launched in 2011, Abi-K is a luxury accessories label created by Abigail Keefe. She designs unique conversation starting handbags, accessories and jewellery, beautifully crafted in limited editions.
Abi-K believes the jewellery and accessories you wear should make you feel special, so she's created a range of bracelet cuffs, handbags including clutch bags, shoulder bags, clutch purses, small purses and cushions that have a story to tell, and made from the finest hand selected materials.
Based in Steyning, West Sussex, UK, Abi-K designs all her products from her boutique. She cuts the silk herself to determine the layout of the pattern on each item, and hand selects nappa leather individually for its unique premium quality. Her collections are manufactured in small batches by an expert small workshop in London. Each piece is unique, individually crafted with a commitment to being lovingly made in Britain.
The label has won 2nd place with the British Jewellers' Association Design Award 2011 for 'Fashion Cuffs' and has exhibited at various shows including Birmingham's NEC 'The Jewellery Show', Brighton's Open Houses, Brighton Fashion Week and Best of Britannia, London.
Abi-K's love of the arts, fashion, design and theatre has stemmed from childhood. She is endlessly inspired by theatrical body adornment, carnival and catwalk inspired pieces, from headdresses to elaborate necklaces & chandelier earrings. Her love of colour, pattern and opulent embellishment naturally drew her to appreciate the beauty in Japanese silks.
"I want to do justice to the incredible design and craftsmanship the Japanese are so respected for, so I launched my 'Kimono' collection ensuring my cuff bracelets and clutch bags are not made in mass production, but designed and made here in England, with each silk selected by hand. It's very important to me to preserve the 'couture' philosophy. Owning a piece of jewellery or bag that you know no one else has, a piece that has been carefully designed and handmade will make you feel special every time you wear it, regardless of season or trend. Each of my collections are completely unique and made to be cherished, with a history and story to tell."
Abi-K has worked with various contemporary jewellery designers since graduating in 3D Design-metalwork & jewellery in 1997 from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham, as well as working to private commission. She specialises in designing and making bespoke pieces exclusively for you... so why not get in touch? We'd love to hear from you.
To find out more about what makes Abi-K products unique, read here.