True quality can be hard to come by. If you’re on the hunt for luxury accessories that last, look no further than South Africa-based brand Thalia Strates.
Each item is handcrafted in Cape Town with all local materials. Several of the pieces on The Folklore feature Springbok fur, which is native to the southern region of Africa. These designs couldn’t be more special and you’ll immediately feel a connection to the area.
All the handbags ahead are seamless statement pieces that are the epitome of less is more. These silhouettes won’t overpower any look but simply serve as platforms to elevate your style. Shop and reinvigorate your wardrobe essentials with effortless, luxurious flair.
Turn heads without trying.
The Iris Bag will always be the main event. Eyes will be drawn to this masterpiece as its striking mohawk splits the bag in half.
As for the interior, the piece has an internal zip pocket that’s convenient for separating your keys and wallet from the larger items you’re carrying around. Even if you pair it with laid-back, casual apparel, you’ll still be the center of attention.
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Be a boss in black.
Thalia Strates’ Mali Black Clutch Belt Bag is the best of both worlds. You can rock it as a belt bag that cinches the waist or like a trendy clutch for a night out.
In short, the stunning black bag is versatile. You’ll have no problem wearing it with anything and it can easily be dressed up or down proving all the more why it’s a must for your closet.
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There’s room for everything.
Can your entire life and more be found in your bag? Space is a form of luxury and the roomy Muyora Bag — named after the designer’s grandmother — delivers. This asymmetrical passion product is the everyday bag you’ve been looking for and comes in several earth tones that you’ll want to wear again and again.
Beyond the classic design, it’s the softest bag ever. One touch and you’ll know you made the right decision.
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Simple goes a long way.
You can’t go wrong with the Thalia Strates Lenny Bag. The light-weight purse is a staple featuring a functional, fashion-forward rectangle shape.
It can perfectly fit your basics and has two card slots available for your must-have plastics. Everything about it is understated, yet alluring attractive. The timeless bag will never go out of style and will undoubtedly add sophistication to your day-to-day.
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Pick the pocket.
Functionality is another form of opulence and nothing beats the Raphael Bag's extra pocket. It can be a lifesaver, especially since many bottoms aren't made with pockets.
This uniquely designed shoulder bag boasts a substantial front pouch that gives you plenty of accessible storage for your phone, lipstick, or other essentials. Don’t panic, the pocket can be zipped up, so you won't have to worry about anything falling out. You have the choice between burgundy and black making it perfect for all seasons.
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Words by Betsy Brossman