"Design and creating a handbag for me are a form of art where I can get away with expressing myself in my truest form. It is related to my emotional.
Art is an act of expressing feelings it creates in its viewers.
Wearing a handbag you love can do wonders for your mood and confidence.
With this in mind, I set out to design the kind of handbag that has the ability to make my consumer stand out from the crowd.
The handbag that makes you feel the most confident.
My customers wearing my handbag makes them feel like a giant ready to conquer the world" - Andrea
Andrea Benahmed Dijali is a qualified fashion designer, highly experienced and specialised in leather creations.
Andrea’s passion for designing handbags and accessories started whilst working first hand with leather materials in 2015.
She has been specialising in restoring leather handbags and during this time she started designing her own handbags that were uniquely crafted.
She soon realised that she can make creative use of reusable materials to integrate into her designs.
Andrea loves to create sets of matching accessories to suit each individual’s style.
Andrea is honoured to have been selected among the 5 finalists of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards Finalist The Best Overall Style and Design Category in New York 2020.
She is also the Award Winner of the International Art & Designer Competition 2018 in Italy as well as Midland Fashion Award Finalist 2017.
AndReal started operating in 2019 headquartered in Leeds.
We specialise in handmade handbags and matching accessories with unique designs that will make you stand out from the crowd. The designs are inspired from Hungarian heritage based on the designers’ background, with a modern and quirky twist added to each of the creations.
The idea of the brand was born from the designer’s aspirations to create truly distinctive accessories that will catch everyone’s eye, customised to each client’s specifications and matching their unique personalities. All designs are handmade by the designer herself in the UK, with special combinations of materials that combine tradition and sustainability.
AndReal aims to bring an innovative and sustainable method to design accessories using a mix of leather, vegetable tanned leather and cork that combines the traditional with the eco-friendliness of reusable materials to high end fashion.
We also aim to raise awareness and educate on how to integrate reusable materials into accessories, jewellery and fashion in order to further the scope of sustainable fashion.