Love Telfar? Here Are 3 Other Black-Owned Handbag Brands To Level Up Your Purse Game

Black-owned luxury handbags

There are a lot of black-owned, luxury handbag brands that we know you have never heard about. And admittedly, we’ve talked about some of our favorites before, but there’s always room for a few more—this means in our closets and wallets, too!

Ready to level up your purse game? Get into these 3 black-owned brands that are so swoon-worthy, they deserve a spot on your must-have list. 


Anima Iris

Founder and designer of Anima Iris, Wilglory Tanjong, is a force to be reckoned with. Not only does she have a knack for creating handbags with stunning colorways and geometric designs, but she is also incredibly passionate about bringing the collective African culture  to the forefront of high fashion. 

This Beyonce-approved brand specializes in fun, flirty, and funky designs that turn heads wherever you go. It’s giving bold colors, lush fabrics, interesting textures—craftsmanship and an insane attention to detail that is worth every penny.



Leather utility has never looked so good until the founders of ASHYA, Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece, brought their unique concept of travel, cultural awareness, and exploration to fashion. According to the official website, these unisex bags were created with “effortless mobility and essentialism in mind.”

You won’t find anything oversized here! ASHYA is dedicated to providing handbags and other accessories that are all about modern transient lifestyle and minimalism coming together for both convenience and to help you serve looks. 


Ree Projects

Founder and designer of Ree Projects, Desiree Kleinen, knows all about making handbags that are gorgeously designed from both a visual and quality perspective. With over two decades of experience of leading in the fashion industry, Kleinen was able to take all that’s she knows and turn into something marvelous with Ree Projects’ Italian leather goods.

All pieces are handcrafted in Italy, and are made in all of our favorite purse styles—including baguette satchels, totes, phone pouches, and highly-structured handbags. 

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