7 Women’s Handbags To Shop For In Nigeria

Aaboux bags on bellafricana Marketplace

If you’re thinking of splurging money on a luxurious handbags in Nigeria, then it is worth considering a style that will stand the test of time, one that is versatile, unique and still fits into your budget. If you so desire a timeless piece, that wont go out of existence, then I would advice you go for these African Made bags that will give such much flexibility, one that is not too common and still stylish.

I selected beautiful and elegant bags that with certain considerations in mind like; timeless colours, season-less silhouettes and trusty fabrics and affordability.

So here are 7 women’s handbags to shop for in Nigeria, and will certainly never feel like a regretful purchase:
      1. Qamin Handbags:

This classic handbag is a truly great investment which will never go out of style – and is versatile enough to be carried day and night. It can be used on both casual and official dressings. Qamin handbags are made with eco friendly materials, and from reviews of buyers, these bags can last for a longer period of time and surprisingly still grabs attention whenever it is carried.

Handbags by Qamin on bellafricana marketplace

     2. Aaboux Strapless Bags

This AABOUX handbag brand is best known for its innovation, elegance and unique designs. This timeless staples pouch is designed to infuse a little glamour into your evening looks and casual outfits. Let’s help you rock your outfit beautifully with different hues of elegant and timeless handbags.

Aaboux bags on bellafricana Marketplace

      3. Zeeza Bags

Zeezabags designers carefully and skillfully play with colours and patterns while crafting this beautiful piece. No wonder it’s one of the best buy in Nigeria Handmade bag marketplace. This design comes with a leather and a colourful canvas strap, giving you even more versatility. It can be hung, used as pouches and can carry as many items even with its petite look.

Zeeza bags leather bag on bellafricana marketplace

          4. ZoneA Creations

Add some glamour to any look with ZoneA Creations, which comes in a number of colours, shapes and sizes. This colorful bag is multi-purposed and fit only for casual events.Bag Pack by ZoneA Creations on Bellafricana Marketplace


         5. Ethnik Africa

We love this small, new-season Kaia bag from Ethnik Africa handbags, which is sure to become a treasured piece in your wardrobe. Ethink bags uses the best Nigerian Aso-oke woven fabric and genuine leather to create wonderful designs.

Aso oke bag by Ethnik onBellafricana Marketplace

        6. O’Eclat Designs

O’Eclat Design bag comes in a huge variety of colours and sizes, including this small, textured design, which would be a lovely addition to any woman’s wardrobe. Add radiance, edge and elegance to your fashion using these classic and flamboyant coloured handbags.

Black leather Batik Bags by O'Eclat on Bellafricana Marketplace


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        7. Morin O

You can always rely on Morin O handbags to inject a little elegance into your wardrobe, and this top-handled leather bag will do just that. The style has a shoulder strap too.

Morin O Almando Round Stitch handbags - N36,000


African craft and handbag makers are causing a whole vibes to the fashion industry. Adding these collections to your wardrobes will most definitely give your fashion sense radiance and a top up. These items can easily be sourced for one Bellafricana marketplace. And good enough, these items are budget friendly and durable for anyone and in any season.

Meet The Founder of Zone A Creations [Exclusive Interview]

Meet Zainab Okhayole Zuberu founder of Zone A Creations Bellafricana Member

She is a Microbiologist, a Teacher, and a Multi-talented fashion entrepreneur with over 10 years of combined experience. She loves being creative, fashionable and putting smiles on people’s faces through her brand.

With no further ado, let’s meet the Founder of Zone A Creations for an exclusive interview.

Please Introduce yourself and your background.

My name is Zainab Okhayole Zuberu from South Ibie Edo state. I’m a 30years old Muslim lady married with 2 kids and currently reside in Benin Edo state. I’m a microbiologist, teacher and multi-talented fashion entrepreneur with over 10years combined experience. I love being creative, fashionable and putting smiles on people’s faces hence the brand

Tell us about your work. How did your company start?

As a young lady, I have always been crazy about DIYs and never really liked the made in Nigeria bags because the few that I had come across are low quality while the imported ones were either of low quality or too expensive. So it happened that in 2013, while preparing lesson plan for my students using Google, I came across an ad on fabric bagmaking and that was a light bulb moment for me. I fell in love straightaway and decided I’d make all my bags myself.

Subsequently, friends and family began to love what I make, so I’d charge for materials and make bags for them for free. Later it became a side hustle until I started loving bagmaking more than my teaching job, so I quit my job and started up the Zone A brand in February 2020. The journey has been one filled with so many twist and turn, From Covid 19 lockdown, to ‘End Sars’ Protest, to the current  hike in cost of production cost, we still keep it going cos the passion and commitment is there.

We’ve so far sold over 1000 units of our products and trained over 100 ladies both online and onsite, 5 of whom are known brands that are fully established as professional bagmakers now, and numerous others employed along the value chain.

How did you come about the name and what does it mean?

I’ve always been an exceptional student while in school and would have A’s all through anytime I had a lesser grade I’d be so angry and sometimes cry so hard, so I was nicknamed Zone A. Decided to name the brand so, so I’d use that same commitment and zeal I had while growing up to ensure the brand stays at the top both locally and Internationally.

What is your niche and how did you know it was a market to get into?

Bespoke handbags, footwear’s and accessories. Prior to bagmaking, I  had done crocheting, fashion designing, Interior decorations and none gave me as much joy and fulfilment as I felt when I make a gorgeous and unique Afrocentric handbags. The feeling I get anytime we receive a feedback from our clients, the joy and happiness on their voice and faces when they send in pictures/videos is just it for me.

Where do you get inspiration for your products?

Sometime I go through Pinterest and try to design/create products from what I see there. Most times, when I am brainstorming ideas, I visualize unique pieces, sketch it out and continue to work on them till they make sense.

Can you remember one of the first products you made?

Yes! That was a tote bag with an Ankara fabric 7years ago. I still have it till now! I felt so pleased with myself that I took it to the workplace the next day. The admiration was out of this world and yes I got my first 2 orders that day despite not making any adverts

What are some of the challenges you face in your business?

Stereotypes, people believe handmade is equal low quality and cheap article. We always educate our target market on our pages and post feedbacks regularly to help reduce this. Increase in cost price and is absurd to just constantly be increasing price of goods not at this time when everywhere is hard. Drawback of youth in learning the skill, this have reduced the number of employable youth one have access to. Stealing of designs by competitors. It’s so annoying after spending months to create a design only for a competitor to copy and recreate that design almost immediately after release. In pour of made in china bags. These are usually cheaper and Nigerians like going for the cheaper option unless a few

Do you have any regrets about venturing into this business?

I have no regrets whatsoever; I only sometimes wish I had started sooner.

What is your most popular product?

Hamdallah handbag a combination of denim and pleated Ankara fabric to make a unique and special arm candy. Comes in 4 sizes and one of the products people have not been able to recreate even when they tried.

To what extent do you draw upon your Nigerian heritage for your work?

The African Heritage is at the base of all my product. Our products are Afrocentric made from the animal skin leathers to the tribal prints. The touch of Africaness truly stands us out

What are some of your short term and long term goals, both in your business and life in general?

Short term goal is to have wholesale outlets for my products in  at least 5 states in the country with walk in stores. My long term goals is to become a household name of handbag brand across the world and also to have a free skills acquisition center to train many youth in bag making.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

I’m an introvert and often very shy and difficult to learn new languages

What profession would you be in if you weren’t in this industry?

I’d still find a way to be in this industry, it has always been in me. I would have said teaching but I still teach so it’s all part of it

If you could give one piece of advice to anyone who wants to start their own business in your industry, what would it be?

I would say be patient, be consistent and persevere. Never be too big to learn and improve on your skill.

Moreso, shun distraction and don’t be too focused on the competition. Instead, Be your own competition by always trying to be better than where you are.


To connect with Zone A Creative, you can follow and contact her via:

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Whatshapp: 07061208957


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