Five black-owned handbag brands you should support instead of Gucci and Prada

Alexandria Alli of F&W Style. Photos credit: Voyage ATL

Not every woman is into jewelry but the one accessory that every woman invests in is a handbag.

Some are willing to spend as much as $300 to $400 on a bag or even more.

There are staple handbags that can be rocked for most outings and there are those that are purchased for specific outings.

No matter the occasion, these black-owned handbag brands have something for you.


CA Custom Myla Python-Italian Leather Hand Bag. Photo: Christopher Augmon

Christopher Augmon

CA custom luxury handbags are inspired by the versatile cultures that Christopher has experienced over the years. “Minimalism, tribal, exotic, and statement designs are my muse. However, I want my clients to wear my designs, not to have my designs wear my clients,” Christopher says on his website.

CA Mary Catherine Black/White Python Medium Clutch, Photo: Christoper Augmon


Koryoo Mudcloth Brown & White, Photo: OyeGh


Essie Kittoe is the name behind the brand OyeGh. These handmade bags in Ghana emit both modern and pure African styles that shine through the fine leather and African wax prints used for the bags. Their designs are meant to bring a bit of African sun to users and their bespoke bags would make any woman stand out from the lot.

Koryoo Mudcloth

Yaa Serwaa Mudcloth Brown. Photo: OyeGh

Koryoo Mudcloth

Yaa Serwaa Mudcloth Black, Photo: OyeGh


Fluffy Mongolian Fur Crossbody Bag, Photo: Love Cortnie

Love Cortnie

Cortnie picked up the art of sewing from her grandmother and she hasn’t looked back. After a week of learning to sew, she launched her clutch on Etsy. Her handmade statement pieces range from clutches to totes, waist bags and backpacks.

Square Up Bucket Bag – Black Spotted Calf Hair & Leather, Photo: Love Cortnie

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Cream & Metallic Gold Foldover Calf Hair Clutch, Photo: Love Cortnie


Sade Black Mini Stripe. Photo: F&W Style

F&W Style

Alexandria Alli’s early modelling career exposed her to so many luxury brands at an early age. Realising later that most of the models couldn’t afford to purchase the accessories they modelled, she decided to create an affordable handbag luxury brand of her own with the help of her husband Alfred Ali for busy, on the go women, with striking Italian leathers.

Sade Mini Burgundy. Photo: F&W Style

Chloe Tote Black. Photo: F&W Style




Fanny Pack. Photo: Meme Bete

Meme Bete

This luxury leather bag brand is handmade in St Lucia in the Caribbean with precision to offer the best quality products for its customers. Taribba do Nascimento owns the line and her love for leathercraft grew from her stay in Ethiopia. Her works infuse African wax prints and madras with fine leather to create unique and beautiful pieces which are both practical and trendy.

burlap jasmine burgandy madras

Burlap Jasmine. Photo: Meme Bete

basic fanny pack brown

Basic Fanny Pack. Photo: Meme Bete


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