Global leather goods brand Neri Karra recently opened its doors in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg.
Designer-founder Neri Karra was born in southern Bulgaria, where she spent most of her childhood in the vineyards that her family owned, at the atelier of her grandfather, who made saddles for horses and watching her grandmother transform silk into beautiful dresses.
Driven by the desire to create functional and well-crafted quality products herself, Neri studied abroad before starting her handbag and accessories business.
The company has expanded into 14 different countries, including the UK – and now South Africa. The bags are handcrafted by skilled leather artisans in a factory in Istanbul using ethically sourced materials in a range of colours.
Visit the Neri Karra store at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg (or call 076 796 6704).