Hi, Im Anthea Rowan and I am the Founder & CEO of CODE REPUBLIC. After working in the consumer tech industry for years, spending my days rushing from casual office to formal client meetings to cocktails with friends—always with my laptop (among other things) in tow. For years now, I had been on a quest to find a handbag that would allow me to go seamlessly from one event to another, but so far, the perfect bag had completely eluded me.
Disappointed by the lack of versatility in the handbag & laptop bag market, I wondered if I was alone. I spoke to friends and colleagues about the bags they were using for work. The majority, like myself were carrying multiple bags to the office, creating a hodgepodge system to carry their tech devices and belongings. Many had simply abandoned any effort to look elegant on their commute.
With my background in design, product development & consumer tech, I decided to leave my corporate tech day job working for a major PC brand and set out to create the perfect work-life bags as a part of a collection of premium tech accessories designed specifically for the modern Business Woman. Code Republic was born!
Code Republic Laptop Bags are both beautiful and functional.
Driven by innovation and meticulous design, I am passionate about pushing fashion boundaries with our hybrid Premium Womens Laptop Bag line. Designed specifically to address the needs of today’s modern Businesswoman, who needs to transition from work to play with effortless style, the collection integrates daily practicalities with a directional sense of style, presenting a varied edit of vibrant hues, luxe finishes and classic pieces across our Womens Designer Laptop Bag & Accessories collection.
You can follow my entrepreneurial journey on instagram @anthearowan_coderepublic