Our Story

Hayden Harnett was founded in 2005 by Brooklyn-based couple, Toni Hacker and Ben Harnett. Since then, their handbags, travel items & accessories have developed a worldwide fan base. In less than 2 years, the ambitious couple went from selling canvas bags on consignment in NYC to wholesaling their luxury leather line, featuring custom hardware, unique leathers & exclusive prints to some of the finest boutique stores in the world.

Hayden-Harnett was acquired by AHQ in October 2012 and launched its official e-commerce website later that year. By February 2013, Hayden-Harnett was already in luxury department stores and specialty shops throughout the United States.

In 2016, after the original founders of the brand retired, AHQ decided to make some changes. They took the brand off the market with the intentions of re-launching using only the most high-end vegan leathers - something they had specialized in for years. And thus, Hayden by Hayden-Harnett was born.

Hayden by Hayden-Harnett re-launched in Spring 2017 with a curated collection of handbags that embody the bohemian spirit of its parent label, using only the highest-quality PETA approved vegan leathers on the market.