Unveiling the Future of Luxury: Top 10 Black-Owned Handbag Brands to Adore

Unveiling the Future of Luxury: Top 10 Black-Owned Handbag Brands to Adore
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Hey, fabulous folks! RaeRae and Bo here, bringing you a dazzling list of Black-owned handbag brands that are shaping the world of fashion with their uniqueness, luxury, and creativity. If you’re a fan of Amina Iris’s stunning designs, you’re going to love these gems we’ve discovered. Dive in with us as we explore these fantastic brands, complete with their price ranges, to add a touch of elegance to your wardrobe.

The List

1. Edas – The Eclectic Elegance (€150 – €600) Sade Mims’ brainchild, Edas, is where functionality meets eccentric style. From bags to jewellery, if you love showing a keen eye for eclectic style then look no further! Their Maria Leather Baguette Bag is a must-have for those who love a blend of vintage and modern aesthetics.

2. Ree Projects – Italian Leather Luxury (€495 – €800) Is an Amsterdam-based luxury brand founded by designer Desiree Kleinen. Created with the vision to empower women through thoughtful design, Ree Projects aims to inspire and foster much-needed change within the fashion industry. Ree Projects brings to you the epitome of luxury with handbags crafted from the finest Italian leather. Their Ann Mini Leather Tote is a testament to Desiree Klein’s vision of functional luxury.

3. Vavvoune – Unique Silhouette Statement (€270 – €500) Valerie Blaise’s Vavvoune is your go-to for bags that make a statement. Founded by self-taught designer Valerie Blaise, Vavvoune (Pronounced vav•une) is a leather bag and accessories brand based in Brooklyn, New York. Introducing passionately made pieces intended to cue emotion. Curiosity,  Individuality, and moments of nostalgia open the door to inspiration. The Efa and Mirey Leather Bags offer a unique silhouette that sets you apart from the crowd.

4. Anima Iris – Vibrant African Heritage (€50 – €2,500) Anima Iris, with its vibrant and evocative designs, pays homage to Africa’s rich heritage. Taking its name after Iris Tsamoh, Wilglory’s mother and Sarah Yaa Anima Amoyaw, Wilglory’s closest childhood friend, Anima Iris is a modern brand that pulls inspiration and strength from the matriarchs of its past. Every piece is carefully handcrafted by seasoned professionals in Dakar, Senegal. Their Zuri Croc Embossed Leather Top Handle Bag is a sustainable fashion statement.

5. Ashya – Unisex Exploration (€250 – €1300) Ashley Cimone and Moys Annece’s Ashysa is for the explorers at heart. Made in New York City, Ashya’s stunning leather belt bags, crossbody bags, and passport holders will upgrade your travel looks. Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece founded the brand in 2017, intending to diversify cultural perspectives through their designs. The Mini Shema Embossed Leather Slingback Bag is perfect for the adventurous soul, regardless of gender.

6. Silver & Riley – Traveler’s Choice (€660 – €1300) Silver & Riley by Lola Banjo is for the jet-setters. Their made-in-Italy products are crafted in the same factories, with identical costs and processes as other luxury bag brands, yet the prices remain low in comparison. Their Convertible Executive Croc Print Leather Handbag brings practicality to luxury travel.

7. Petite Kouraj – Wearable Art (€200 – €400) Petite Kouraj stands out with its macrame handbags, doubling as wearable art. Born in London, England to Haitian immigrants, Nasrin Jean-Baptiste amassed over a decade’s worth of experience as an international fashion stylist. Following a trip to her native country of Haiti in 2018, with the help of a “little courage” — Petit Kouraj was born. These handmade Haitian beauties, like the Large Fringe Shopper Tote, romantise your daily life.

8. Brother Vellies – Cultural Homage ($300 – $1300) Brother Vellies, founded by Aurora James, presents artisanally crafted accessories echoing African culture. Founded in 2013, Brother Vellies aims to keep traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design.  Their Nile Feather Handbag is a cultural tribute.

9. Telfar – Affordable Luxury (€190 – €1000) At the forefront of Telfar’s luxury philosophy is accessibility. Telfar believes luxury should be for all, no matter the size of your wallet. Since 2005 Telfar has grown their collections. From bags to apparel, in addition to collaborations with brands such as Eastpak and Melissa. Their Small Cobalt Shopping Bag redefines accessible luxury.

10. Brandon Blackwood – Versatile Chic (€180 – €1000) Brandon Blackwood is the brand for those who adore variety. From the Bamboo B Tote to other styles Brandon Blackwood knows how to design standout pieces! Don’t you think it’s time for you to invest in a piece of this luxurious versatility?


In a world where fashion is a language, these Black-owned handbag (and apparel) brands are eloquent speakers of style, sustainability, and cultural richness. Whether you’re looking for a bag that speaks volumes of your personality or one that carries your world in style, this list has got you covered. So, which of these beauties are you adding to your collection?

Remember, fashion is more than just clothing and accessories; it’s an expression of our identity and values. By choosing these Black-owned brands, you’re not just making a style statement; you’re supporting a movement that celebrates diversity and creativity.

Stay fabulous,

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