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What began as a love for home became a line of handmade designer bags and accessories celebrating the coastal life!

Hi! My name is Anne Zimmerman. I’m a native “Mainer” turned Florida transplant. As a child growing up on the Maine coast, I spent most of my summers sailing around Maine experiencing the coast from the bow of a boat. We had fun weekend adventures exploring wild islands and abandoned colonies. We held up in coves overnight and watched 4th of July fireworks looking back toward civilization along the rocky coast. I was a deck hand as a teenager at a marina in the summertime, where the other kid-workers and I learned tons of life lessons about working a waterfront business and serving the community. I could go on and on, but these experiences are at the heart of the work that I do, designing original maps of the Maine coast, and now Florida—and more—and applying them to a variety of different mediums to help connect people to the places they love. 

When life drew me away from Maine, I wanted to bring a bit of the coast with me to remind me of my favorite times in my favorite place. I started working on a map concept using color and line to create a tribute to my home coast using artistry and style. 

As I continued developing my designs, I teamed up with others who could help make my product ideas become real. When I listed some pillows and bags featuring my original map designs for sale in early 2014, I quickly realized I'm not the only person with a desire to celebrate my happy place. 

That’s when Coastline by Anne Zimmerman was born. 

These products are for anyone who loves where they live, where they're from, or even their favorite getaway. They are like a memento meets fashion statement, designs that tell stories and ask the question “Are they art or are they maps?” Our answer is enthusiastically, "They're BOTH!" 

Today, along with a small team of stitchers, we are located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, creating fresh, seaworthy styles to help you pay tribute to all of your day and away adventures. 

Keep celebrating the places you love!

~ Anne Zimmerman