NIKA & CAROLINA
NICA was founded in 2019 by the creative sister duo Nika and Carolina. The idea for the name NICA originated by merging the first two letters of both their names.
The idea was to move away from fast fashion, towards the creation of unique handbags by using old fabrics. Each bag is intended to be collected thoughtfully and treasured over seasons and years to come.
NICA is collaborating side by side with European interior designers, who are providing premium leftover fabrics, that are brought back to life again in form of fashion. The two sisters strongly believe that old fabrics have character and always a story to tell.
The sisters whose love for fashion was fostered by their ever-stylish mother and their joint business trips to Paris and Milan, for selecting and purchasing new collections for her high-fashion retail stores. With the mom's background in interior design, studies in fashion and economics, the two worlds merged for the sisters. The result is a fashion brand inspired by their mom's style made with leftover fabrics from European interior designers. From this, unique handbags with thought-through details are created. The bags are made by hand in Istanbul in a fair production-process while being designed in Berlin.
Prioritizing Quality over Quantity, each bag is an edition of only 1 or 2 pieces to preserve a sense of uniqueness and exclusivity. To dedicate to quality manufacturing NICA ensures that the bags are produced in a fair and safe environment.