Cowhide Clutches – Just in time for Christmas Parties!

Are you seeking eye-catching, funky, accessories for the Christmas Party Season?! Or perhaps you’re looking for a unique, Christmas present for someone special? Well look no further! Our new season Zulucow Cowhide Clutch have gone down a storm! Not only are they finely-crafted, one of a kind, dramatic pieces; they are also bang on trend with this season’s animal print obsession!

I have worked for nearly a year with Ma Beatrice, Philippine, Kwazi and the highly skilled Zulucow leather workers and seamstresses in the workshop in South Africa; designing; sampling and finely honing our two, new style, Zulucow Cowhide Clutches. The Zulucow Clutch Shoulder Bag  has detachable leather and chain straps as well as a wristlet; and the ‘Impi’ Clutch is a neater and smaller clutch bag. We’ve been bowled over by the keen interest and ‘lurve’ they’ve received!

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I’ve always had a mild obsession with fluff, feathers, faux fur; and animal print. An obsession which soared to another level when I first set my eyes on the exquisite Nguni cowhides on a roadside stall, ‘padstal’ in South Africa, on a family holiday, nearly 7 years ago now. Zulucow was hatched and since then, the Zulu craftswomen and men and my SA partner and I have been working together, introducing new lines to the Zulucow accessories and home accessories collection. But boy the reaction to our funky new ZC cowhide clutches has hit another level!


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The Larger Clutch Shoulder Bag, is neat, sleek and critically; hugely versatile. With its detachable leather and chain shoulder straps and leather wristlet strap, it is perfect for day-wear (I use the leather shoulder strap) or evening-wear (my choice: chain strap) or wear it ‘strapless’ under the arm for a chic statement. Think Mulberry’s ‘Darley’ I love my ZC Clutch; it’s so handy as it accommodates my cards; phone, cash, keys, bits of make-up, dog treats…and it’s hands-free – bonus!



The smaller ‘Impi’ Clutch was a bit of an accident. Reacting to many requests from Zulucow customers who wanted me to introduce a ZC cowhide wallet; we were intending to whittle it down to a smaller wallet size. But so many friends and clients ‘purred’ over my ‘Impi’ Clutch sample (!!) especially when I wore it on a girls’ night out at ‘The Ned’; that I decided to keep it as a smaller neater Clutch and hone it to give it that classy, funky, statement accessory edge. Think ‘Jimmy Choo Clutch’


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And here’s a sneak peak at Zulucow’s other exciting new line in leather accessories this AW/17:  our handsome new Cowhide Backpack, finely crafted from sumptuous natural leather and gorgeous cowhide. More on this butter-soft, beauty in the next blog.

Happy Partying!

Hamba Kahle

Lucy xx