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  • Writer's pictureKerry-Ann Clarke

Why We Love this South African Brand and its Handmade Leather Bags

Fab fit - check; shoes - check; skin - GLOWING; make-up, hair and nails - check, check and check! Now, all your look needs is winning accessories. For that, Dyad has you covered, at least where fabulous handmade leather bags and accessories are concerned.

A few things about Dyad. If you know, you know, but for those who don’t, here are a few things to know about Dyad.

Launched in 2016, Dyad has since been delivering on its commitment to craft and community from its studio in the suburbs of Woodstock, Cape Town. With the beauty of the surrounding South African landscape fuelling inspiration, it’s no wonder Dyad’s close-knit team consistently creates masterpiece handmade leather bags and accessories, blending tradition and innovation to produce contemporary designs that are both timeless and functional. What’s not to love?

If this isn’t enough to make Dyad your new crush (and durable love), the brand also upcycles its excess materials into chic accessories as part of its waste reduction commitment. Again, we ask, What’s not to love?

Handmade leather bags Masterpieces for the cool and stylish.

Beautifully crafted, versatile, stylish and made to last - Dyad’s creations are first-class, all the way. It’s easy to see that each item is thoughtfully designed and well-made. Take the fun and sporty Honey Comb Tote, for instance.

At first glance, you might be drawn in by the texture contrast and minimalist geometric facade, but there’s more to the design than meets the eye. The spacious polyester mesh body is not just breathable but also durable; the leather shoulder strap is built for comfort, and, as a bonus, there’s a zipper to keep the contents secure. Strong, functional and stylish. Who said you can’t have it all?

If you’re looking for something smaller than a tote but just as functional with a more sophisticated appeal, you’ll have plenty to choose from in Dyad’s extensive catalogue. Might we suggest The Box Bag — a modern take on a classic silhouette.

Its structural design is reminiscent of Bauhaus architecture, focusing on simplicity and practicality.  Superior craftsmanship combined with locally sourced South African leather and an adjustable sailing rope strap means you’ll have a dependable accessory. The wave detail shoulder piece and gold metal fittings on the strap add a touch of elegance and elevated whimsy to an already stylish bag.

The brand epitomises the essence of authenticity and craftsmanship, but don’t just take our word for it. You can check out our Dyad catalogue online and visit the store to inspect for yourself. We’re sure you’ll find that each piece is as beautiful as they are of impeccable quality.


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