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Kenyan bags hit Europe fashion houses

Published on February 24, 2017

When Lupita Nyong’o, an Oscar award winner, graced the red carpet in US three years ago, the focus was on her one-shoulder dress which was paired with a Sh350,000 Chesneau Heltzel python leather box clutch. The timeless python skin bag was made in Kenya and Rudolf Heltzel, a world renowned fashion house from Ireland bejewelled it.

Later that year, Michelle Dockery, another actress and singer donned a similar clutch. Only 12 pieces were made and they sold out fast.

Kenya has had many moments in the high-fashion sun with designers showcasing on international runways and now made-in-Kenya bags that have a hint of the wild are finding space in international luxury shops and creating a celebrity gold rush. Read more. Source | Business Daily