Bernice Angelique - Bernice Angelique

Finalist of the The Best Handbag in Overall Style and Design

South Africa

2014 Finalist Bernice Angelique Bernice Angelique

Bernice Angelique FINALIST'S PROFILE

What was your inspiration for this bag?
I was inspired to create a beautiful evening bag that has a bit of an edge. I've actually come to love wearing this bag across the body during the day (when all I need is a cellphone, lipstick & credit card)!

What are the retail price-points of your line?
Yes, I introduce about 3-4 new styles every season. I also offer my clients various colour options (currently we have 30 on our site) but I have access to many more (including a colour-matching service). We also provide 12 colour options for our suede lining and are working on providing 4 colour options for our hardware.

Do you change your silhouettes and materials every season?
Nancy Gonzalez, Lana Marks, and Anya Hindmarch

What other handbag designers have inspired you?
Our designs are very unique and are not trend-led. I like to create bags that have interesting shapes so that overall design is a great mix between cutting-edge and classic. We also use the ostrich leather in a very new way - we combine various parts of the hide to create a more interesting as well as sustainable product.

What makes your line innovative and worthy of overall?

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