Cenan Abas Sel took the road less traveled on her quest to become a luxury accessories designer. Upon graduating university in her native country, Turkey, Cenan set out to put her business administration degree aside for greater good of fashion. With a team of 30 women, Cenan began producing exquisite knitted designs hand-sewn with precious Swarovski crystals that only elevated the aesthetic of an already unmatched design.
A loyal, and ever expanding, celebrity following sparked interest from buyers in the United States, giving Cenan a chance to grace a new market with her handiwork. However, the prospect of encountering such uncharted territory grew to be overwhelming and eventually steered young Cenan back to a career in finance.
Five years and many promotions later, Cenan decided to reach for her sartorial dreams once again. In 2007, Cenan introduced the States to beautifully crafted leather outerwear and accessories. Garnering praise from industry insiders, Cenan returned to Turkey and opened her very own showroom and workshop, thus giving birth to Cashhimi.
Cashhimi handbags cater to the innermost needs and desires of women from luxury and femininity, to versatility and functionality. With precise workmanship and attention to detail, Cashhimi continues to elevate the standards of luxury above and beyond expectations.
Close to Abas Sels heart, the name Cashhimi is derived from the initials of her name, the surname of her husband, and the first two letters of her sons names.
Following the design process, Abas Sel chooses her materials from a vibrantly colored array of exotic skins, crafting a prototype that maintains the highest quality for which the brand is known. From sketch to finish, design to manufacture, each Cashhimi bag is handcrafted and produced under the same roof in Istanbul, ensuring the best quality.
Cenan Abas Sel designs bags for fashion-conscious women who appreciate fine handcrafted quality, exceptional design, and gorgeous exotic skins. Abas Sel allows women to freely express themselves through accessories, making them women who want to be followed, instead of being followers.