Otterley & Hester is based in South West London and was founded in 2014 by Zara Gallagher.
As a child Zara had loved to rummage through her grandmother’s jewellery box (lots of sparkly, facet cut, glass beads) and her mother's (charm bracelets and lots of diamante) and she fell in love with the glamour and elegance of the Hollywood stars of the 1940’s and ’50’s (and a whole new level of accessorising) whilst studying film and literature at Warwick University.
Zara went on to have a legal career in the City of London, but always loved to hunt out stylish vintage accessories. Over the years she gradually built a large collection, before making the decision to launch Otterley & Hester (to save her home from being completely overrun by handbags!).
"It was a revelation to discover the sheer quality and attention to detail of vintage bags. They were made to last a lifetime and beyond, in contrast to today's throwaway culture.”
“I’ve always mixed vintage with modern. Accessories add a level of personal style and interest to any outfit and vintage pieces are perfect to take an outfit from day to night or to add an elegant touch for a special occasion.”
“Find vintage accessories you love, be creative with your wardrobe and develop your own style. Then cherish them and keep for the next generation.”
"All of our accessories are sourced from within the UK. No air miles were used, no cheap labour, no questionable environmental practices.”
"We are always looking out for lovely things for our customers. New vintage bags and jewellery are added weekly, so please bookmark Otterley & Hester and come back and see us again soon."
Otterley and Hester Limited is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 09036669 and its registered office address is 55 Lower Kings Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 5JA.