A woman’s relationship with her handbag is something sacred, that develops over many years and there are unspoken rituals and rules between them. Some women never put their bags on the floor, some never let anyone else touch them, ever! Some will buy the same style in every colour, while others carry their entire lives in a single bag!
Where you purchase your bag is also a part of how you communicate who you are, that is why Carol Bouwer based her first boutique at one of the most premium addresses in South Africa, the One&Only Hotel. The One&Only whispers luxury and refinement, which is the very DNA of every Carol Bouwer bag. This partnership is history in the making and it is our hope that our presence, makes the international One&Only brand accessible and imaginable for all.
Carol Bouwer bags are made in Cape Town and we adhere to exacting standards, using the very best materials South Africa has to offer. Our local team have trained over many years and this artisanal mastery will continue to grow as the brand grows. Job creation is at the core of what we do and we insist on keeping all our production local. We believe that it is important to instill pride in South African brands and that premium brands don’t necessarily always have to come from foreign lands. This is a prime example of beneficiation in action.
We pride ourselves on the fact that every signature Carol Bouwer Bags is beautifully crafted, with the best materials, sourced responsibly here in South Africa.