7 Homegrown Label That Offer Stunning Handbags For Every Ocassion Advertisement


7 Independent Bag Designers For Your Next Shopping Haul

Without breaking your bank

By Gargi Agrawal  January 14th, 2021

Messy and tidy keepers aside, we all share a deep commitment towards our handbags. And why won’t we? They carry our world as we make our journey from point A to B. Now, if you’re on the hunt to replace that old satchel sitting pretty at the back of your closet, then look no further. From structured bucket bags to more relaxed, tote style silhouettes, these homegrown labels bag it all (pun intended).

Wicker Weaves

 

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Featuring faux leather, beads, shells and kardana embroidery; Wicker Weaves’ bags are apt for when you want to take the OTT route. Helmed by Niyati and Tanvi Shah, the Mumbai-based label makes vegan and cruelty-free bags. But don’t limit yourself to flinging these handmade beauties around on your summer vacation. Our say: give your luxe, evening gown a refreshing spin with your pick from this stunning homegrown label.

Aanchal Sayal

 

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Meet Indian designer Aanchal Sayal who creates opulent arm candies and footwear. Her namesake label features rich, handcrafted bags with ornate embroidery, pearls, zarkan, beads and more. From crystal-loaded poltis to plush evening clutches, you’ll be literally spoilt for choice.

Nappa Dori

 

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If structured silhouettes are your vibe, then check out Nappa Dori. Founded by designer Gautam Sinha, the homegrown label caters to the quintessential Indian sensibilities. Nappa Dori has it all from handcrafted leather satchels, briefcases, cross-body bags to even pencil cases. Side note: we bet you’ll log off with a bunch in your cart.

Rara Avis

 

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If you’re looking for a conversation starter, then turn to Rara Avis’ bespoke creations. Spearheaded by designer Sonal Verma, the fashion label uses distinct variants of Italian leather to lend each piece its own identity.

Malai

 

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Winner of the Circular Design Challenge at Lakmé Fashion Week 2020, Malai houses a sustainable leather alternative. The Kerala-based homegrown label converts coconut water into plant fibre products which harbour a charm of their own. There’s something for every sartorial sensibility from earthy, muted tones to vibrant wine reds.

CMPLT UNKWN

 

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Cmplt Unknwn creates products that juxtapose a non-conformist aesthetic with craftsmanship and eco-friendly techniques. On the lookout for eccentric designs? This is the brand for you. The label uses non-toxic, sustainable and high-quality materials, rooted in traditional handcraft.

Behno

 

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Who said a beautiful amalgamation of fashion and sustainability doesn’t exist? Move over to Behno’s feed that will instantly bust the myth. From vibrant colours to a wide array of bags, the homegrown label offers ethically produced handbags (without compromising looks).

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