"Beautiful bag. I just keep admiring it! Very well made. Something a little different, thanks to the various dyes used."
Jackie, Mar 2017
"I have has so many compliments on my bag the best purchase ever thanks Sherene"
Lucy, Mar 2017
"Absolutely love my Sophy Clutch. I get such positive comments every time I use it. Fab size and versatile - friends always ask where it's from - saying it's an independent designer is a bonus!
It's always good to know you're buying something that is ethically sourced, and can still retains its beauty and individuality. This bag (and brand) does just that.
The service and delivery cannot be faulted. I don't often give a review but couldn't complain at all so thought I'd compliment instead"
Kelly, Feb 2017
"I first saw the SHERENE MELINDA brand a few years ago and now have three beautiful handbags. I love their versatility, they look good with a pair of jeans or a cocktail dress! People always ask where I got my gorgeous handbag. I have found the quality excellent and have recommended SHERENE MELINDA to many friends and colleagues. I can't wait to see the new collection!"
Ingrid, Feb 2017
"Absolutely in love with my new Sherene Melinda backpack! Every time I wear it I get so many compliments.
Both the quality and service have been exceptional throughout the whole shopping process. I will definitely be purchasing another bag soon. Thank you!"
James, Feb 2017
"I have 3 Sophy clutches and a satchel bag absolutely love these bags, always get asked where they are from. Sherene and Josianne are lovely and the customer support is first class. Can highly recommend if you are looking for a beautiful quality handbag that will always be a individual piece I will definitely be back for more soon."
Sarah, Feb 2017
"Thank you Sherene Melinda for my lovely handbag. I am in love with my Haupt bag, the more I use it the more I love it, the leather is so soft! The fact that they are different makes you feel kinda special and you can see other handbagers stop and stare. I'm yet to wear my Sophy, but it wont be long... Thank you"
Nicky, Feb 2017
Yellow Haupt Bag "I have a yellow haupt with a fan and I adore it. Beautiful presented boxed with cloth dust bag. The quality of the leather and finish is equal if not superior to many designer bags (& I have many!!). Perfect for day and night. I will definitely be investing in another one. I always get complimented when I wear it, more than any of my other bags. It's a statement piece. Thank you"
Tara, Feb 2017
Ella Baby Blue Tote Bag "Purchase this bag at the Game Fair 2016 and it is fab, the leather is of extremely good quality, the colour of the hide and bag itself are well matched and my bag has the fan piece which struts its stuff magnificently. I like the mobile phone pouch as I cannot then misplace my phone !! I meet Sherene on the stand and she couldn't have been more helpful, answering my questions and getting various bags out for me, not pushy as most people are when you visit their stand. 10 out of 10."
Tracey, Aug 2016
"Met the lovely Sherene at Countryfile live show, Blenhiem Palace. So helpful and passionate about her products. The bags are exquisite and the quality outstanding. The difficulty is choosing which stunning colour to go for."
Kaye, Aug 2016
Natural Haupt Bag "I spotted SM at Badminton and couldn't stop thinking about the bag all day so I went and bought it at the end of the day. The craftsmanship is insanely good, and I love the colour of the skins. Can't wait to save up and get one in the clutch style too."
Chloe, May 2016
"Hi Sherene I hope you are well? I bought an amazing blue bag with a fan from you at the polo this summer which I love and have had so many comments on!"
Alexandra, Mar 2016
Orange Haupt Bag "So excited to receive my bag!!!!! I love it so much. Thank you so much for a FIRST class service from start to finish and a wonderful bag. Let the savings begin for my next bag. (I have my eye on the clutch bag :)"
Ola, Oct 2015
Baby Blue Tote Bag "Finally purchased not one, but two Sherene Melinda bags today at the African fashion week London...the baby blue & brown leather tote for myself and a red clutch for a gift. They are beautifully made, superb quality and a very unique addition to your accessory wardrobe. Sherene is so friendly, patient & helpful when you just can't decide which colour or design to buy....but I guess I'll be back for another at her next show. My only regret is not buying one earlier this year; I love the fan detail, but that design seems to sell quickly and I had to opt for a tail on my tote instead. Very happy with my purchases and thanks again.
P.S You looked fab on the catwalk Sherene....so did the male model wearing all your new bag designs!"
Jacquelyn, Aug 2015
Orange Haupt Bag "First, the hardest part was to choose a colour! now, I"m happy I chose orange! I love unusual and out of the norm! this bag is all of that! people do comment on it a lot! Thank you, Sherene!"
Annika, Feb 2015
Black Haupt Bag "I was given this as a Christmas gift and love it. Having just got back from an amazing holiday in South Africa makes it extra special. The springbok is unbelievably soft on my bag and the multi-way straps are really clever, but I will probably mainly use it when I go out because it seems too luxurious for every day."
Hannah, Jan 2015
Purple Haupt Bag "This bag is beautifully made from the irresistibly stroke-able springbok hide to the butter-soft leather lining and the high quality chain and leather straps. I have received so many compliments on it and several people have even asked me to write down Sherene Melinda's name so they can find one for themselves!
I love the purple colour, which is very subtle and changes with the light on the springbok side, but much more vibrant on the leather back and strap. it brings a cheerful pop of colour to black and grey outfits.
I have used this bag as a crossbody during the day - handy on the tube and just big enough for all my things plus book - and as a clutch in the evening, where I have also folded it to reveal a stunning 'hidden' fan.
This is one of my favourite bags and I find myself planning and choosing outfits so I can take it out!"
Gemma, Jan 2015
Burgundy Haupt Bag "A truely beautiful bag! Amazing quality & just so different to anything out on the high street. I love it!"
Lee, Dec 2014
Red Haupt Bag "High quality and unique style! Very beautiful colour. Love these two detachable straps. Fits over my body comfortably, also great to use as a clutch."
Reelika, Dec 2014
Orange Haupt Bag "I love this bag! It is absolutely beautifully made - the springbok hide is soft and really unusual particularly with the fan and the colour is rich and vibrant - orange is one of my favourite colours and this burnt version is wonderful but I could happily have any of the other colours. Although it is not a large bag it is a perfectly good size if you don't want to carry a lot during the day and is absolutely ideal for an evening out. So many people have commented on it. I can't wait to see what Sherene has for 2015."
Gill, Dec 2014
Royal Blue Haupt Bag "I love this handbag. The colour is great and the versatility of the straps makes it really useful. It is soft to the touch and feels so luxurious. It is well worth the money I paid for it, I cannot wait to get my next one!"
Shelley, Dec 2014
My friend Kate & I came to the London Christmas Fair on Friday 07.11.14 and bought a courier bag each (mine is in photo & Kate's was navy blue).
Just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to meet you and that I absolutely love, love, love my bag. It hangs and wears beautifully, the detail is fabulous and the quality is stunning.
Thank you for my wonderful lifetime purchase.
Very best of luck and great success."
Cheryl, Nov 2014
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.
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