Mother, 35, sells 40,000 of her ingenious water bottle HANDBAG that can fit your phone and cash

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An Australian mother has invented a special purse that fits a 450ml BPA free water bottle alongside your phone and cards – and celebrity hairdresser Jen Atkin is a fan. 

Shereen Huber, 35, launched her fashion brand Manikinn in 2009, sourcing unique pieces from her travels across Europe and Asia as a professional singer before placing them on her website.

The songstress living in Perth took a break from the fashion industry after having children before re-launching in 2017 with the $119.95 handbag hybrid the Aquapurse.  

Shereen Huber (pictured) launched her fashion brand Manikinn in 2009, sourcing unique pieces from her travels across Europe and Asia as a professional singer before placing them on her website

Shereen Huber (pictured) launched her fashion brand Manikinn in 2009, sourcing unique pieces from her travels across Europe and Asia as a professional singer before placing them on her website

The entrepreneur living in Perth took a break from the fashion industry after having children before re-launching in 2017 with the $119.95 handbag hybrid the Aquapurse

Out of this frustration the Aquapurse was born, filling a niche for fashionable and functional bags

The entrepreneur living in Perth took a break from the fashion industry after having children before re-launching in 2017 with the $119.95 handbag hybrid the Aquapurse

The website describes her invention as ‘the definitive solution for hydration on the go’.

‘Manikinn started as one of the first few women’s online stores in Australia and after a lot of interest in the brand from retailers and celebrities, I started designing and manufacturing clothing in Bali in 2010 before taking a break,’ Shereen told FEMAIL. 

‘Almost in a full circle moment – again whilst living and travelling through Europe and Asia, however this time with children in tow – I would get very frustrated lugging around numerous bags and water bottles that would inevitably spill into my handbags.

‘I thought there would have to be a more convenient way to juggle everything.’

Out of this frustration the Aquapurse was born, filling a niche for fashionable and functional bags.

She developed a couple of prototypes before deciding on the current design and then had a unique mold made

She developed a couple of prototypes before deciding on the current design and then had a unique mold made

And it has proven to be a huge success with 40,000 bags sold to date

And it has proven to be a huge success with 40,000 bags sold to date

Ex TOWIE star Gemma Collins

Celebrity hairdresser Jen Atkin

‘We have had a slue of celebrity fans of the product from Jen Atkin (right) to ex TOWIE star Gemma Collins (left). Selfridges in London also reached out very quickly after our launch,’ she said

She developed a collection prototypes before deciding on the current design and then had a unique mold made. 

And it has proven to be a huge success with 40,000 bags sold to date.  

‘Customers love the uniqueness and practicality of the product. They love how convenient it is to use for the gym, on walks, to the shops and to run errands,’ Shereen said.

‘We have had a slue of celebrity fans of the product from Jen Atkin to ex TOWIE star Gemma Collins. Selfridges in London also reached out very quickly after our launch.’

Fendi and Louis Vuitton have both curated water bottle-type bags for their 2021 collection, meaning that the trend is quickly settling into the designer space.

Manikinn is set to release some different sized bags early next year, as well as expand into the beauty space with their hugely popular $79.99 lip plumper

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