So you've invested in a leather handbag. But how do you care for and clean it to ensure many, many years of use?
If looked after correctly, leather can last you a lifetime. We've sourced five simple tips to keeping your leather handbag in tip top condition.
At Modern & Tribal we use a variety of materials including exotic skins like ostrich, zebra, springbok and gemsbok. We only use A-grade leather in the manufacturing process, which is provided by Leather Link and Game Skin Tannery in Cape Town, and Klein Karoo Leather in Outshoorn. Don't be fooled into buying faux leather. Here are five ways to spot the difference between leather and pleather.
We're excited to share something with you. Thanks to a handy piece of technology, you can now browse h our shop no matter where in the world you are. Aren't the advances in technology great? Every day it seems as though there is something new. Well, lucky for us, a cool piece of technology means you can browse our physical store even if you're not in Cape Town.
At Modern & Tribal, we always try to find exquisite designers to stock. Beatrice von Tresckow is no exception. We're excited to showcase the beautiful designs of Beatrice von Tresckow Designs in store.
Lizz Meiring can be described as whacky, classy, creative, funny and inspiring. She's also a well-known actress, director, TV presenter, arts journalist, media personality and author. She recently popped in to take a look at our new space and boy was she blown away...
Our new Modern & Tribal Collective store opened its doors in Cape Town CBD on 29 October 2018. It's been a busy and exciting time for us, as we prepared for the move from our previous home at the MOJO Market in Sea Point. The new store is located at 64 Church Street, Cape Town and features the full Modern & Tribal range, as well as products from KoiKoi, A Wicked Little Company, Liba Collection, Solluna, Thijs Nel, La Grace and Monsoon Trading.
Covering more than 19 000 square kilometres and spanning two provinces (Limpopo and Mpumalanga), the Kruger National Park is one of the biggest and most well known game reserves in Africa. It is an absolute must-see for tourists visiting South Africa. The popular reserve is particularly well-known for the iconic "Big Five" – elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. Vast landscapes, abundant birdlife and other exotic wildlife add to the truly African experience.
Whether it’s for travel, work or gym, a leather backpack is versatile and will keep your hands free. Kendal Jenner and Gigi Hadid have recently been spotted using backpacks instead of handbags. And perhaps they are onto something – backpacks free up your hands, allow you to carry weight across both shoulders and give you a bit more packing space.
Ostrich leather is a beautiful soft textile that is completely versatile – top designers use it to make handbags, clothing and shoes, while the automotive industry often makes use of ostrich leather for upholstery. Some of the top names in fashion design – think Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry and Prada – use ostrich leather to make their handbags.
Every woman needs a leather handbag (or two!) in her cupboard. If you already have a classic one, why not consider making a statement with a cowhide (or nguni) leather bag? Perhaps one of the biggest benefits to owning a cowhide bag is this – no two are alike, which means no matter what style of handbag you choose, you are guaranteed to have a one-of-a-kind handbag.