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1305, 2019

Leather vs pleather – 5 ways to spot the difference

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

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.

105, 2019

Not in Cape Town? You can still browse our store!

May 1st, 2019|0 Comments

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.

2904, 2019

First Thursdays at Modern & Tribal Cape Town

April 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Church Street is one of the popular spots on First Thursdays in Cape Town. We love the buzz and vibe on these busy nights and always stay open till late. Feel free to pop in and browse our range of stylish leather bags, designer clothing, stunning accessories and hand-selected artworks. If you're feeling hungry, then stroll over for a bite to eat at Mozart On Church, directly opposite us. Here's a preview of what to expect on First Thursdays at Modern & Tribal. See you there!

911, 2018

New Modern & Tribal Collective store opens with VIP launch party

November 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

510, 2018

Travelling to Kruger National Park? Do it in style!

October 5th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

1709, 2018

Top reasons to buy a leather backpack

September 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

2208, 2018

Genuine ostrich leather handbags – why you need one

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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.

1808, 2018

Cowhide – aka nguni – leather handbags

August 18th, 2018|0 Comments

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.

1308, 2018

Steampunk bags and accessories – get on board the trend

August 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Perhaps you’ve heard the word “steampunk” – it’s thrown around in fashion, bags, festivals (AfrikaBurn, for example). But what exactly does it mean? Well, let’s start with the Oxford English Dictionary definition: a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advance technology.

1108, 2018

Wholesale leather handbags – we supply full leather, ostrich, zebra and more

August 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Are you a boutique store or larger brand looking for a wholesale supplier of stylish leather handbags? We would be happy to assist you. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Modern & Tribal offers a range of styles where you can select the type of leather and colours to best suit your product range. We supply handbags in full genuine leather, ostrich, zebra, springbok and nguni.

708, 2018

Leather travel bags – here’s why you need one

August 7th, 2018|0 Comments

Holidays are a must – it’s a time to unwind and destress. A lot of planning goes into a trip away – you’re thinking about where to go, what you’d like to do, possibly even which books you’re planning to finish while lying poolside. But have you given a travel bag any thought?

212, 2017

Modern & Tribal CC appears in SA Garden and Home

December 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

After no less than 12 trips to Turkey, Deon Behrens was inspired by the rich, colourful, earthy textures of the carpets, kilims and handwoven fabrics he found there. He decided that he wanted to incorporate his purchases from Turkey into handstitched bags and accessories, not only to repurpose these fabrics but also to create completely unique statement pieces, each with their own story and intricate design.