AMANDA PEARL is a New York based artisanal accessories collection that is known for striking, sculptural, modern jewelry and meticulously handmade-in-Italy evening bags.
Founded and designed by Seattle born Amanda Pearl Brotman, the collection is inspired by her Pacific Northwest roots, with nods to the shaping influences that she continues to reference - nature, science, music, and the visual and performing arts.
Inspired by the beautiful imperfection of the organic form, AMANDA PEARL’s jewelry designs are known for their elegantly edgy power, and their unconventional, unexpected, and unusual approach to adornment. Amanda’s designs are meant to function as a woman’s daily armor - to empower their wearer – not unlike the sea urchin quills that inspired them.
AMANDA PEARL evening bags have become synonymous with red carpet dressing, and are known for their sharp glamour and modern luxury. Crisp shapes give way to sumptuous choices in materials - whether hand painted satins or luxe embossed leathers – and are favored by inspiring women of influence from the worlds of art, film, music and beyond.
The collection has been seen on women such as Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep, and Karlie Kloss, and in publications such as Vogue, Bazaar, InStyle and WWD. Amanda has also received the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Accessories.
New York based Amanda Pearl Brotman is the founder and designer of AMANDA PEARL, a luxury accessories brand whose aesthetic is a study in dualities, creating a truly modern sensibility and approach to fashion.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Amanda’s childhood was both full of culture and the arts, and the freedom to explore the wild outdoors. Twelve years studying and performing with Pacific Northwest Ballet instilled an unerring discipline and sharp attention to aesthetic detail, which was tempered by her ceaseless curiosity about the natural world.
Constantly pushing boundaries, Amanda left for NYC where she received a degree in Art History and Visual Arts from Barnard College. After a tenure at Marc Jacobs in the technical design and production departments, Amanda brought her experience to Erin Fetherston’s womenswear label as Collection Director, before decamping to launch AMANDA PEARL.
Amanda is settled in NYC with her husband and two boys, but still considers the Pacific Northwest ‘home’ – drawing upon its stunning natural beauty and innovative spirit as inspiration for her work.