If you’re looking for an investment handbag and style update all rolled up into one, it might be time to look beyond the big fashion houses. Latifa Al Shamsi, Lya Lya, and Native are three Dubai-based brands that you might not know, but absolutely should. They not only produce handbags of supreme quality, but also offer unique designs that will be sure to serve as your new accessory staples. Read on to learn more about the brands and see their designs with Savoir Flair.
Latifa Al Shamsi
The handbag line by hugely popular Emirati designer Latifa Al Shamsi is just as noteworthy as her clothing. While exotic skins and fresh colors are signature touches for the brand, we should also mention the neutral-colored pieces that are highly versatile for day and night. Make like Fozaza and style denim and an edgy, tailored shirt with a cute and colorful tote by the brand. Head to Urbanist in BoxPark to shop both clothing and handbags by Latifa Al Shamsi.
Layla Shugri, a Dubai-based designer of Lebanese origin, has a keen eye for geometric lines and strong, structural shapes. Her brand, Lya Lya, is not only available in the region now, but has also won the hearts of fashion girls from across the globe. Fozaza, Yalda Golsharifi, and Micah Gianneli are all fans – need we say more? For sales and enquiries, get in touch directly via e-mail.
House of Native
Dubai-based Native knows good leatherwork. With impressive experience in working with leather and exotic skins complemented by impeccable quality control, the brand offers a wide array of handbags in a vast range of colors. It even caught influencer Ascia Farraj’s eye. Designer Rachna Malkani puts her heart and soul into the label, with many of her designs carrying messages of note. Find the handbags in several locations across the UAE as well as Paris and Doha.