If you want to find out a bit more about Hannah Zakari then you're in the right place!
Hannah Zakari is an independent boutique located in Edinburgh, UK specialising in items which are designed or handmade by indie designers. It was founded and is owned by Rachael Griffiths in 2004.
2004 we opened our online shop selling handmade items with found treasures made by Rachael.
2005 we extended our online range to include curated work by other indie designers from home and abroad.
2010 we opened our beautiful boutique in Edinburgh's Old Town again with a range curated by Rachael to introduce new work to our customers in real life.
2020 we closed our boutique and are now selling online only again, with the same aims and aesthetics and passion for beautiful, unique pieces.
So what to expect from our little store... We pride ourselves on beautifully crafted items that range from acrylic necklaces to cute stud earrings and statement jewellery, from affordable art prints to greetings cards and notebooks, enamel pins, embroidered patches, plus the odd cult designer t-shirt and cute temporary tattoos - it’s a great place to explore everything beautiful!
We always strive to do things a bit differently to the 'high street' and like to work in close collaboration with our designers to create products and a shopping experience which will delight our customers with details like hand-stamped packaging, artist's window displays at our Edinburgh shoppe and our sporadically published Zine.
Since opening our virtual doors in 2004, Hannah Zakari has represented work from over 200 independent designers and artists from the UK and abroad and has been featured in many magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Grazia, The Guardian, Your Cat and Tatler. We opened our gorgeous 'bricks and mortar' boutique in July 2010 in Edinburgh and in May 2013 we featured as one of Stylist Magazine's Top 50 UK independent boutiques.
We're proud of what we do and love supporting small business, creative individuals and cottage industries. Our passion for indie design means we are always excited about the latest thing to come into the shop and thrive on finding beautiful and interesting new designs from jewellery to art prints, stationery and greetings cards, to enamel pins and patches for our customers.
People often ask for Hannah, but I'm afraid she's not a real person! I wanted the name of the business to reflect my love of Japan and it's culture. Hannah Zakari comes from the Japanese 花盛 り [hanazakari], which translates as 'blossoming' or 'blooming'.
We hope you love what you find on our website as much as we do!