The story behind Original Magpie

We are a sister-in-law duo who share a love for travel, fashion and style. Out of this passion Original Magpie was born. We wanted to bring a functional solution for the demanding lifestyle in South Africa.

Why the Magpie? It is simple – Magpies are gatherers and have the tendency to bring all pretty little things home, just like our handbags!

Original Magpie is Functional Fashion: something that makes its wearer feel good, whilst at the same time being easy to wear. The best look, anytime, anywhere. It is classy, vibrant, competent, sophisticated and dynamic. It understands my lifestyle.

Our handbags do more than fashion – it has been designed to make your life easier as you move between gym,  work, soccer fields or even the beach. Transform your bag from ”FUNCTIONAL” for work to “FASHIONABLE” glam or beach bag in moments! Women today constantly need to reinvent themselves. With that in mind, the Original Magpie allows you to ‘pimp your bag’ in a matter of minutes. All our accessories are easily interchangeable to create the look that compliment whatever your day might throw your way and work just as hard as you do.

We are proud of the fact that all our accessories (leather handles, borders, inners and pockets) are locally manufactured. We have collaborated with the best in the business which make our bags partially South African! Original Magpie offer 100% uniquely designed hand crafted leather products specific to your needs with a high end quality bag.

We are synonymous with ‘mix and match’. The possibilities to design your own unique bag that change with season, fashion and age is endless.