feNa is a California-based handbag, fragrance & accessories brand founded in 2011 by Kellyn Timmerman, an architect who gave it all up to design what are now some of the most sought-after handbags in the nation.
With a captivating contemporary-classic style, feNa designs are known for their texture, refined lines, functionality, elegance, timelessness and eco-friendly finishes.
Winner of two Stevie awards in 2013 for her innovative way of doing business and a devoted carrier of the clutch, Timmerman successfully turned what once was an accessory used for special occasions only into a necessary staple in women’s wardrobes. Often converting those lugging heavy handbags to this stylish, sophisticated and efficient alternative, feNa prides itself on the astounding number of loyal, repeat customers gained in such a short period of time.
Bestsellers in elite hotels from coast to coast; they are a favorite runway item at many a fancy fundraiser as well as the elegant choice of some of the most prestigious online sites and specialty stores world-wide.
Born in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and educated in Tucson, Arizona, Timmerman relocated to San Diego, California in 1999 to pursue a passion for design and a love for architecture. Nine years later, shortly after receiving her license, she traded architecture for fashion. As Coco Chanel once said “Fashion is architecture; it’s a matter of proportions.”
With a fresh perspective and a commitment to trust her instincts, the results have been phenomenal. Within one year, feNa was featured in Redbook, Essence, the New York Times and Luckymag.com - forbes.com called Timmerman one of its top women to watch.
Accolades followed in 2013. Timmerman was one of the Top Nominees in Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards, and shortly after won two esteemed Stevie Awards for Company & Entrepreneur of the Year.
In unconventional, unprecedented fashion, Timmerman expanded her brand with the launch of a signature fragrance at the end of 2013 - an instant success.
Thriving on gratitude and optimism (heavily infused into the brand), Timmerman invites you to share her adventures and love of all things beautiful on instagram @feNadesigns.