Thalia Strates

Raphael Bag


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The Raphael Bag by South African accessories brand Thalia Strates is a mesmerizing piece with soft, rich leather. The medium-sized shoulder bag, which comes in burgundy or black, was designed to capture the way garments drape and fall on the human figure in the form of a wearable bag. It features a zip closure, internal zip-up pocket, detachable zip-up pouch, suede lining, and a front feature pocket with gathered detail. The strap drop is 27cm.
  • 100% leather and suede lining
  • Care: For advice on general maintenance and care, the best option is to take your bag to a trusted leather goods repair shop. To care for the bag at home, you can find commercial products in drugstores to clean and polish the leather.
  • Dimensions: H35.5cm, W29cm, D13cm
  • Handmade in Cape Town, South Africa

*Please note: This is a made to order item and due to high demand, any orders placed will ship in 3-4 weeks.


Thalia Strates creates adornments for women who need functionality and effortless sophistication. We use materials that are indigenous to Africa – we have such a wealth of raw materials which are unique to us, paired with clean and classic designs making for investment pieces with a story. Our products are handcrafted in a small artisan workshop in Cape Town, South Africa, by a team skilled in the methods passed down from generation to generation. “I enjoy marrying clean silhouettes with materials which show their age with wear. The piece comes to life as it softens and gains marks as a result of the wearer`s love for it. It is lived-in luxury, perfectly imperfect.” – Thalia Strates  

The Folklore assigns sizes to each garment according to the below size charts. Sizes are displayed based on U.S. standards of measurement. For any additional sizing information about a specific garment, including the size shown on the model and fit suggestions, please refer to the individual product description listed under the specific garment.

Please contact us at for any additional questions regarding sizing or give us a call at +1 (212) 548-6591, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm EST.

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