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April 17, 2019
With the new Sherene Melinda 2019 handbag collection now in stock there is a buzz of excitement as our four new designs are now on sale both in shops and online.
One of our favourites (it's hard to choose just one!) is the Hobo Bag.
Brief history of the Hobo Bag
Dating back to 1890 the term "Hobo" originates from the term "Hoe Boy" used for travelling farmworkers who travelled around America in search of work carrying a stick and bundle of belongings wrapped in material tied onto the stick, known as a "bindle".
As fashion evolved and therefore handbag designs, the old ways of carrying belongings became a source of design inspiration for the more modern day Hobo Bags. The original "bindle" inspired the Hobo bag's characteristic crescent shape, slouchy appearance and a long shoulder strap.
1970's Joseph Magnin Hobo Style Shoulder Bag
In 2017 the Hobo bag made a big comeback in the fashion industry as Karl Lagerfeld designed a whole range of Gabrielle Hobo Bags for CHANEL. The design of the Gabrielle Hobo incorporates a structured bottom giving it a more defined look as well as having other more contemporary inspired features.
CHANEL's Gabrielle Hobo Bag
The great success of this range of handbags brought the Hobo Bag back into the limelight and soon after many other designers followed suit, such as Valentino, Givenchy, Rebecca Minkoff and Bottega Veneta.
Bottega Veneta Hobo Bag
SHERENE MELINDA 2019 Hobo
Slouchy, spacious and versatile, this handbag is the perfect everyday essential for work or play.
Unique in every way the Sherene Melinda Hobo Bag is a medium/large diamond shaped handbag with one main compartment which uses a magnetic closure and an additional inside zipped pocket for that extra piece of mind for your valuable items. Inside there is also the additional mobile/pen/lipstick pouch and keyring attachment - a place for all the essentials!
A specific new design feature of this handbag includes the placement of the Springbok-hair-on-hide on the front angled panel of the handbag.
In keeping with the more traditional style Hobo Bags this bag has one adjustable shoulder bag strap,so you can manage the styling to either short to tuck under the shoulder or long.
The materials used for the 2019 Collection
Each one of the handbags in our 2019 Collection incorporates the use of soft Italian nappa leather and ethically sourced Springbok-hair-on-hide giving a unique exterior look. The interior of the handbags are fully leather lined with a pigskin lining an age old practice from times gone by, offering both durability and a luxurious look and feel to the inside of the handbags also.
If you would like to find out more about any of our 2019 Collection handbags click here
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March 11, 2019
At Sherene Melinda we are all busy preparing for the launch of the 2019 Collection of ethically sourced Springbok Hair-on-hide handbags.
This collection will include four stunning new designs by Sherene Melinda Smith our Designer and Director at SHERENE MELINDA. Each style has its own specific size and shape and is of course available in a range of beautiful colours.
March 07, 2019
On Friday 8th March, Women will be celebrated around the worls during International Women's Day.
This is a global day in which recognition is made of the talents and achievements of women from all over the world and in all aspects of society, at the same time promoting gender balance worldwide.
February 27, 2019
The end of a season and the beginning of the next is always a busy and exciting time at Sherene Melinda as the final touches are made to a whole new creation of designer handbags.
The 2019 Collection is as creative and refined as ever, offering a beautiful range of different sizes and styles incorporating the signature springbok hair-on-hide feature accompanied by soft Italian nappa leather on the outside and soft natural leather on the inside.
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