Our Story

Established in 2013, A-ESQUE is an Australian founded and owned accessory brand positioned in the emerging contemporary luxury market – a market defined by a unique and independent point of view and that regards design and quality as paramount. Maker of contemporary luxury leather handbags. Subscribing to lean production. At the forefront of our evolution have been a salon store flagship, which is seen as a beacon of the brand’s aesthetic and culture. A-ESQUE believes in organic growth, is committed to key partnerships, the development of brand-aligned teams and most importantly direct relationships with customers.


Salon Flagship - Melbourne 

Lane Crawford - Hong Kong


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Amanda Briskin-Rettig

An Australian-born designer, author of one of the country’s most successful fashion stories and the formidable creative impetus behind label A-ESQUE. In 1996, Amanda founded accessories giant Mimco, and built the brand into a fashion powerhouse over twelve years prior to its sale in 2007. In 2013 inspired afresh, Briskin-Rettig launched A-ESQUE. The label celebrates a rational approach to design that champions traditional artisan skills, high-quality materials, and a functional aesthetic.