The label polder was created by two sisters, Madelon Lanteri-Laura and Natalie Vodegel. Madelon and Natalie were born and grew up in the Netherlands. They spent their childhood living in an exceptional area where forested hills overlooked beautiful polders that stretched out as far as the eye could see. At the age of 19, Madelon went to study in Paris where she was joined by Natalie a few years later.
In Paris, they both studied archeology and history of art at Paris University and at the Ecole du Louvre. Madelon and Natalie then both started working with fashion designers including Anne Marie Beretta, Marcel Marongiu and Hermès.
Polder was created in 2000 and the debut collection was presented in January 2001 at the trade show “Première Classe” in Paris. Since then, the handbag collection has been complemented by a line of jewellery, hand made knitwear, shoes, clothing, belts and socks.
In January 2008, they presented their first kid’s accessories collection “April showers by polder” at the Playtime fair in Paris.
From the very beginning, hand made components, which bring a unique and artisan quality to the collection, have been highly significant in polder’s creations. A recurring feature in each new collection is the dynamic mixture of colours and of materials such as soft cottons, leathers, wool, silk, vintage prints, patchworks and handmade embroideries.
Today the label is sold in more than two hundred fifty shops worldwide.