These 10 Black Leather Bags Caught Our Eye

You’ll have to search far and wide to find an accessory more classic than a black leather handbag. Whether you’re treating yourself, looking for an everyday tote or are after a striking evening bag, it’s a staple worth investing in. Here we round up 10 of our local favourites, all expertly handmade in SA.

1. Project Dyad Small Dot Bag

A circle bag feels retro yet contemporary and adds a hint of playfulness to any outfit. The Dot Bag features a small inside compartment with space for your cards (can you say practical?) and a sling made of sailing rope.

Dot Bag - Black
By Project Dyad

Dot Bag - Black

From R 2,100.00

Round cow leather sling bag with adjustable sailing rope strap and zip closing. One small inside compartment with card compartments. Gold metal fittings on rope ends. YKK zip and gold embossing of Dyad logo.  Diameter: 21cm (8.2") Width: 5.5cm (2") All materials used have been sourced locally from...

2. Mally Poppy Sling Bag

Who doesn’t love a nifty sling bag? Ideal for those grab-and-go days when the coffee doesn't seem strong enough.

Poppy Sling Bag in Black
By Mally

Poppy Sling Bag in Black

From R 1,200.00

* Stone wipeable lining * Zipped inner pocket * Adjustable shoulder strap * Hand crafted in South Africa * Finest hand selected soft luxurious bovine leather * Detachable leather tassel * H 19cm x W 24cm

3. Verse Belter Moonbag

This modern take on the moonbag is a minimalist’s dream. The Verse belter bag offers enough room to be functional and the bag’s clean lines and simple finishes scream understated elegance, proving that bigger is not always better.

4. Rowdy Tote Crossbody

If versatility is key, this soft crossbody is a must-have. Thanks to two straps and a removable sling you can wear it over your shoulder or across your body.

Tote Crossbody
By Rowdy

Tote Crossbody

From R 1,800.00

Our classic leather tote with softened leather only gets better over time. Our tote crossbody comes with a removable sling for added versatility. Versatility never looked so good. Called the crossbody, you can wear it over the shoulder or across your body thanks to the two different length leather...

5. Thandana Dan Dan Handbag

The “when-you-need-to-fit-your-life-into-your-handbag”-bag. The practical size, water-resistant lining, and extra pockets and compartments make it a perfect companion for moms or long travel days.

Dan Dan Handbag Leather
By Thandana

Dan Dan Handbag Leather

From R 2,539.00

L51cm x H37cm x Base Width 16cm * Genuine Leather all round * Inside Bag is lined with water-resistant Nylon "Thandana" logo lining * Top YKK zip in either gold or gunmetal chain * Comes with a matching detachable tassel  * Front separate pocket with magnetic clip  * Inner separate zip compart...

6. Project Dyad All Day Black Bag

We love the sophistication of this trapeze shaped bucket bag with a cut-out handle, and a detachable rope sling. Pair with a comfy linen shirt dress or detach the sling for a chic accessory to wear on an evening out.

7. Thalia Strates The Iris Belt Bag

The Springbok Mohawk is a signature of the Thalia Strates brand and exactly what makes us lust after this playful belt bag. It boasts enough space for essentials and is completely handsfree … Save for a few admirers who’ll be sure to want to stroke the cheeky fur.

The Iris Belt Bag
By Thalia Strates

The Iris Belt Bag

From R 4,700.00

The Springbok Mohawk is a signature of the Thalia Strates brand, present in the collection from day one. The Belt Bag version of the Iris boasts enough space for essentials and eternal convenience. Handsfree, yet admirers are sure to be hands-on. Can I stroke your, um, Mohawk? Our bags are made fro...

8. Kat van Duinen Isandla Clutch

Fashion house Kat van Duinen is known for its striking shapes and luxurious sustainable exotic leather pieces. This subtle yet ultra-stylish clutch made with genuine snakeskin leather makes for a good investment as it pairs with any outfit and can be dressed up or down.

Dark Grey Ostrich | 'Isandla' Clutch
By Kat van Duinen

Dark Grey Ostrich | 'Isandla' Clutch

From R 16,500.00

'Forever new' 'Isandla' clutch is classic design that will never date. Crafted in Cape Town from genuine exotic leather, this scaled style is sized to fit all your essentials. Removable chain strap to carry it as a clutch or over the shoulder Subtle, small yet undeniably sophisticated, the Isan...

9. Titch The Evie Slouch Tote

The Evie Slouch is Titch’s best-selling style and it’s easy to see why. A practical, soft leather black bag with sturdy vegetable-tanned straps to give it a pop of personality.

The Evie Slouch Tote
By Titch

The Evie Slouch Tote

From R 1,350.00

Our most popular style over the years, the Evie Slouch is a simple tote with just a few pops of detail to give it some personality. The soft leather, made without lining gives this tote its endearing slouchy appearance; while the sturdy vegetable tanned straps soften and age beautifully over time....

10. Chapel Bucket Bag

You can’t go wrong with a classic bucket bag. This Chapel Goods Bucket Bag is the perfect combination of a crossbody and a handbag and is perfectly suited to carry your essentials. Its timeless and stylish design makes this a reliable, always on-trend staple.

Featured Brands