adame Mathilde is a jewelry and handbag brand founded in New York City by Parsons School of design graduate, Jennifer Niles. The company offers unique statement pieces, which combine everyday wearability with luxurious appeal.
The name Madame Mathilde comes from the character in the 1890’s short story, The Necklace. In the story Mathilde Loisel is elated when she is able to attend a ball and borrow a necklace from her society friend. She is so enamored with its glittering appearance and believes that because of its owner it must be priceless. That night she loses the necklace and in turn spends her life savings replacing what she thinks are real diamonds to only later find out the necklace was costume. Unlike the original Madame Mathilde, Jennifer’s customers embrace the costume aspect of her jewelry and place value in wearing flashy and fun statement pieces.
Taking inspiration from vintage and antique elements, Jennifer's work blends timeless sophistication with modern glamour. A selection of her pieces are hand-made in New York using a combination of unique materials, including vintage rhinestone brooches, antique chandelier crystals, mixed chains and gemstones beads.
Madame Mathilde recently launched a collaboration with Manhattan-based fashion styling house Merci New York to offer a chic line of rhinestone adorned clutches.
Madame Mathilde has been featured on the pages of InStyle, Lucky, Glamour and many of the world's top fashion publications.