The Portfolio Tote Bag

The Portfolio Tote Bag

Every year Sherene Melinda launches a new Collection of genuine leather handbags offering a wide selection of distinctive and unique options.

One of the designs introduced in 2019 by Sherene Smith our designer is the Portfolio Tote Bag - made especially with the contemporary working woman in mind.

This handbag is an elegant and classically shaped tote bag which is large enough to fit a 13" laptop. Sturdy yet having an extremely refined look at the same time, it is made to fit all your daily work essentials and be stylish aswell!

Made from genuine soft Italian nappa leather and ethically sourced Springbok hair-on-hide on the outside and with an interior leather lining, all of the designs of the new collection have a luxurious look and feel both inside and out. 

Within the large main zipped compartment of this bag there is an inside pocket and a large pouch pocket as well as a mobile/pen/ lipstick pouch and keyring attachment - a place for everything to stay tidy and secure. In addition there is a hidden pocket at the back of the handbag.

The Portfolio Tote comes with a sturdy top handle and a detachable leather and silver-coloured metal chain strap which can be adjusted to short or long. The strap allows this bag to be worn as a crossbody bag - offering ease of carrying and comfortable styling.

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Our handbags are made using leather both inside and out. We use nappa leather on the outside and the handbags are lined with an ecofriendly (using no harmful chemicals or dyes) natural pigskin leather in the inside. This helps to make our bags incredibly soft and luxurious but also durable and longlasting.

For our signature feature that we have become known for we use genuine Springbok hair-on-hide leather. The ethical source of the materials is very important to us. Springbok are classified as non-cites (which means there is no threat to the survival of the species) and the animals live freely in abundance in South Africa. The sustainability of the species is carefully managed and the population is culled to keep the ecosystem in balance. The local food industry benefits from this and the by-products are also utilised in decorative ways in interiors, furniture and fashion.

All our leathers are a by-product of the food-industry.

We use only high quality YKK zips and silver-coloured metal chains, studs and handbag hardware.

All our handbags are offered with a white cotton dustbag to keep them clean.