Cimi was the grandfather of Tina Mikkelsen, founder and CEO of Cimi Beauty Bags. He spent his whole life travelling all over the world, working for the king of Denmark, Frederik IX. All through her childhood, stories about faraway kingdoms and grand cities were told. And the treasures from all these far away places, Mandalay, Siam and Rangoon are kept as family icons
As a tribute to her Italian grandfather she named her company “Cimi”. The story according to Tina Mikkelsen: At the beginning, the company had its address in my garage, and the collection was made in an afternoon. In 1998, I headhunted my friend Glenna Jensen, she was the first employee and Glenna is today head of sales in Denmark. Today we are 13 dedicated people working with design, marketing and sales. In 2018 we moved to a brand new domicile in Guldager in Esbjerg, where we have space to create and innovate.
Our philosophy is to create fashion designed cosmetic bags and accessories with an eye for the details. Knowing women’s need from a cosmetic bag and what details makes travel easier, has today moved the company into new heights. Today Cimi is a global company with design and marketing in Denmark and production in Asia in controlled factories. We sell our products under registered brands such as Karen, washable luxury, Studio, necessary accessories for you and Gillian Jones, high end travel items, such as cosmetic bags, beauty boxes, and make-up purses. Furthermore, there is VITTORIO 1907. A line of washbags and toiletry bags for men, in a high quality, with pvc free material and elegant details. In 2010 Gillian Jones Home of beauty secrets, was launched with a great brand story inspired by our fiction muse Gillian Jones. Shortly after, a line of exquisite make-up mirrors was put up for sale in over 500 stores in China, Scandinavia and Europe.
Innovation, design, details and knowing what hits the mainstream right on time are our core strengths. In Denmark you will find our products in major Danish department stores, perfumery chains and pharmacies. Our brands are distributed and sold in a number of countries, such as Scandinavia, China, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. When choosing a Cimi product you can be sure of buying a modern fashion product of high quality for a reasonable price