VannDigital shares 10 Black-owned handbag brands that the world should be aware of.
A woman’s handbag is usually her home away from home, regardless of how many she owns. If you’re currently in the market for a new purse (or not), you should be aware of these 10 Black-owned handbag brands below…
- Mateo: Currently sold in some of the most notable retailers worldwide like Net-a-Porter, Farfetch, and Matches Fashion, Mateo was founded in 2009 by Matthew Harris. In addition to the timeless handbags, it also offers architecturally inspired jewelry for men and women.
- Jumz: Inspired by the founder’s passion for fashion and style and African heritage, Jumz is a handcrafted brand made for the contemporary woman.
- Zashadu: Zashadu is a sustainable luxury brand that specializes in handcrafted leather handbags. The brand works with leathers that were locally and sustainably sourced, farmed exotic skins, and rough-cut precious stones.
- Telfar: Known as the “Bushwick Birkin”, Telfar has taken the fashion industry by storm over the last few years. The brand has established a cult following and creates a signature shopping tote that is “not for you” but “for everyone.” Just make sure you sign up for their newsletter to get notifications on drops because their bags sell out in minutes.
- Muji Lagos: Muji Lagos is a handbag and accessories brand handmade by artisans in Lagos, Nigeria. Their leather handbags come in an array of striking patterns and colors and epitomize precision, craftsmanship, and style.
- Brandon Blackwood: Brandon Blackwood was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and launched his eponymous label in 2015. His focus is on creating handbags that are not only trend-focused but also have longevity.
- Anima Iris: The Beyoncé-cosigned handbag line makes pieces that are carefully handcrafted by seasoned professionals in Dakar, Senegal. Anima Iris is described as “a modern brand that pulls inspiration and strength from the matriarchs of its past.”
- Yvonne Koné: Yvonne Koné creates luxury Italian-made leather goods that blend the minimalism of Danish design with a more colorful approach as a nod to the brand’s African roots. They also offer cashmere accessories and classic wardrobe staples like black bumps and suede booties.
- Vavvoune: Founded in Brooklyn, New York, Vavvoune, pronounced vav-une, makes leather accessories in the most stunning of colorways. The brand also does its part to help the earth by donating leather that isn’t usable for its products to a national list of art programs.
- Agnes Baddoo: Based in Los Angeles and New York City, Agnes Baddoo is best known for its Sac 1 which is a structured, vegetable-tanned leather tote. The brand makes classic pieces that are inspired by simple forms with function.