Via La Moda is an exclusive leather craft brand combining timeless skill and craftsmanship together with modern technology to produce some of the finest ostrich, crocodile and exotic skin leather bags and accessories available. It was founded in 1989 and is a proudly South African story.

Every bag and accessory is hand-made by highly skilled artisans who have been taught by third generation master craftsman and founder, Hanspeter Winklmayr. Hanspeter is still intricately involved in the process and personally designs and engineers each piece.

Every bag is carefully crafted according to the highest standards using organically tanned raw materials in order to preserve the natural characters of the skin. The skins are sourced from only the best suppliers around the globe, and those who comply with the standards and regulations set in place to ensure ethical practice.

Via La Moda handbags and accessories are timeless and classic – they are true treasures.
Via Veneta – a range housed within the Via La Moda stable – is designed for those wanting to express their individual style.

It is a more affordable, fashionable range, without compromising on quality. The same artisans, using the same processes, manufacture the bags and accessories in the same factory as Via La Moda – by hand. The materials used include patent leather, calf and soft goat skin.

Both Via La Moda and Via Veneta are available at select retail outlets nationwide as well as at the showroom in Johannesburg – the heart of these brands – where one can experience both the workshop where these magnificent pieces are made and the showroom that hosts the largest collection of high-end quality bags on the African continent.

For further information contact Via La Moda on 011 477 8008 or visit The showroom is located at Comfort Creations House, 19 Banfield Road, Industria North, Johannesburg.


WIN a Via Veneta black patent leather handbag valued at R5,040-00 accompanied by a black leather card holder valued at R1,398-00.

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