FOUNDED BICKLEY + MITCHELL AMSTERDAM IN 2011
We have often been asked the question who Bickley + Mitchell is? We believe they are real friends travelling through the USA on their motorcycle, enjoying life as free spirits on their way to new adventures. The plus sign between the names came later because it literally stands for addition but symbolically stands for anything is possible. Later Amsterdam was also added to the logo because we are very proud of our heritage. This beautiful and inspiring place triggers our creativity every time. The head office and showroom were always located on Prinsengracht street, in the heart of the city centre situated on the canals of Amsterdam.
Naarden, 9 April 1966 – Ibiza, 8 March 2020
“Think big, sky is the limit”
FROM USA TO IBIZA
ON THE ROAD
It all started when he was a little boy and travelled through the USA with his mom and met the vast world of vintage fashion. Sandy watched his mom buy original vintage clothing from some of the biggest Hollywood film studios, and she later resold it in Ibiza and the Netherlands. Think of American band jackets, baseball clothing and Aviator jackets. Very popular at that time and they still are nowadays! Thus, it’s not that strange that he started to recreate and sell vintage denim and other customized clothes. By the age of 18, Sandy was running his mother’s vintage shop in Ibiza.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART
CAPS AND CLOTHING
Throughout his life, Sandy had an affinity for Dutch and American fashion and the clothing trade. In the 90’s he imported American brands to the Netherlands and opened various retail companies. During this time, he also started developing accessories such as caps, beanies, belts, and socks because he knew what would sell best next to all the clothes in his stores. Sandy did everything by intuition and always followed his heart. Other retail companies became interested in the accessories Sandy developed. So the “The Caps and Clothing” company was founded in 1995, and it sold various private labelling accessories for well-known fashion brands and clothing companies in the Netherlands and abroad.
Let your heart be your compass
Bickley + mitchell Amsterdam
Through all those years of private labelling, the desire to create his own brand grew. So, in 2011 the knitted winter accessories brand Bickley + Mitchell Amsterdam was founded.
The brand has been around for 10 years, and it has grown enormously in recent years, not only in sales points in Europe but also in the USA. In 2020, a challenging year with the unexpected passing away of Sandy and the global pandemic, we continue with pride Sandy’s legacy. In 2021 we launched our first kids “mini-me” collection. Which was a big wish of Sandy. He taught us to work hard while also enjoying life. Fortunately, in recent years he has also done that more together with his family living in Ibiza.
Cashmere is a luxury fiber obtained from the soft, fleecy undergrowth of the Kashmir goat.This material is much more delicate than traditional wool, and it remains smoother and lighter and offers good insulation.cashmere care guide
Merino wool comes from a particular breed of sheep, known as the Merino sheep. This breed originated in 12th-century Spain, and its high-quality wool is highly prized. Merino is a soft and durable fiber. It will keep you warm, dry, and comfortable all winter long.merino care guide
Recycled polyester is a more sustainable alternative to polyester as it uses up to half as much energy to produce and repurposes plastic from landfill. Our production has replaced most of the regular 100% acrylic composition with 50% recycled polyester and 50% acrylic.Recycled care guide
Faux fur is made from a knit with a pile thread, woven in a loop, and layer cut. This process creates a pile of fluff that resembles fur hairs. Our various winter accessories that contain Faux fur are made with 100% Polyester.