“I do feel a loser,” Anya Hindmarch exclaims. A few seconds later, she says it again. It’s discombobulating because on paper Hindmarch comes across as one of life’s clear winners.

She was a teenager when she began building her phenomenally successful handbag brand, which now has 15 stores across the world (before the pandemic and her earlier decision that shopping’s future was digital, there were 58). She’s a mother of five. She lives in Belgravia and has an estimated net worth of $21 million. She has a blonde, serene, English-rose beauty and has been happily married for 25 years. She is a CBE and has been a UK global trade ambassador.

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