Looking for a new leather handbag but want to support South African businesses at the same time? We’ve got you covered with 12 places to buy leather handbags online in South Africa.

Like a black dress, a leather handbag is a wardrobe staple because not only does it go with everything but it also lasts for a very long time. And because a leather handbag can cost more than a regular bag, we’ve searched for local online stores that stock leather handbags that will suit any budget.

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Nelly Bags & Accessories

Run by two sisters, Nelly Bags & Accessories, focuses on handbags as an ode to their late grandmother Nellie Swart.

Website: Nelly Bags & Accessories 

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Big leather bags start at R1000



If you’re looking for a South African shop that sells leather handbags and amazing leather pumps, start at Stonecamp. Their bags come in different colours but we’re particularly fond of the shiny colours.

Website: Stonecamp

Big leather bags start at R2400

Alex & Marla

Alex & Marla is run by a team of five women who are passionate about working with leather.

Website: Alex&Marla

Big leather bags start at R2295

Mat & May

Mat & May is one of our favourite spots to buy leather handbags in South Africa – they also stock everything from all types of bags to jackets and accessories as well as eyewear.

Website: Mat&May

The leather shopper starts at R1999


While Tsonga is known for their sandals and boots, their bags are as unique as their shoes.

Website: Tsonga

Smaller crossbody leather bags start from R1499


Zemp, formerly Jinger Jack, offers a wide range of handcrafted leather bags that can be personalised by adding your name or monogram onto your bag!

Website: Zemp 

Shoulder bags start at R2090

Rust & Revenge

Rust & Revenge offer leather handbags from only R745 each.

Website: Rust&Revenge

Leather bags start at R745



Titch is an independent design studio situated in Cape Town that focuses on leather accessories.

Website: Titch

The red leather bag starts at R1350


Jekyll & Hide

Jekyll & Hide offer a variety of products and have used RFID-blocking fabric; preventing harmful radio waves from accessing, storing or cloning your private information.

Website: Jekyll&Hide

Smaller leather bags start from R2097


In addition to bags, Antelo also makes cellphone sling bags which are big enough to carry your phone in.

Website: Antelo

Leather totes start at R810


Mally bags are focused on being functional and understated. They also have a range of baby bags.

Website: Mally

The brown leather saddle bag starts at R1950


All Ilundi bags are handcrafted and hand sewn – we love the statement colours. They have a mix of classic styles and trendy designs that should meet your South African leather handbag needs!

Website: Ilundi

Their signature bags start at R750