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Handcrafted masterpieces: purses that tell stories

More than just organization and storage for money and cards: Our distinctive purses combine high-quality materials like leather and cotton with traditional craftsmanship. The result is unique handcrafted pieces that impress both with their quality and authenticity.

Purses from DRAKENSBERG, the ideal gift for globetrotters

Are you still searching for extraordinary purses as a gift for a loved one? Perhaps you're looking for a Christmas or birthday gift for a world traveler or a true individualist? Then our travel purses or men's purses with coin compartments might be the perfect gift. Our travel purses feature loving details, such as engraved and inspiring travel quotes on the inside of the purses. Handmade unique pieces with cosmopolitan flair. Or simply reliable companions for everyday life.


What makes DRAKENSBERG's purses special

In a time when mass production with polyester products dominates the market, the DRAKENSBERG company stands out significantly due to its unique characteristics and values.

Authentic design of the 18th and 19th centuries

DRAKENSBERG passionately dedicates itself to design, functionality, details, and craftsmanship that remain true to the 18th and 19th centuries. Each item is not just a simple place to store cash and cards but a real "eye-catcher" that reflects the aesthetics and charm of bygone eras. A value addition for any outfit.

High-quality buffalo leather as the main material

As a company, we set uncompromising standards in choosing our main material. The main material of every purse for ladies and gentlemen consists of the finest buffalo leather, known for its durability and top-quality. This premium material gives each wallet a robust and elegant finish that only gains character over the years.

Refusal to use inferior leather

DRAKENSBERG stands for integrity and quality. Our company consciously refrains from using inferior types of leather such as pig or goat leather, ensuring that every purse meets the highest standards and reflects the company's values.

With these outstanding characteristics, DRAKENSBERG offers not just a product but a story and a heritage that is palpable in every wallet and every detail. It's this combination of tradition, craftsmanship, and top-quality materials that make DRAKENSBERG's purses a true masterpiece.

Sustainability and vegetable tanning

In a world where sustainability and environmental consciousness are becoming increasingly important, DRAKENSBERG consciously uses vegetable tanning. This traditional method, used in the 18th and 19th centuries, employs vegetable tannins instead of chemical solvents to tan the leather. This is done not only to preserve the authentic flair of past times but also to fulfill our responsibility to our environment and humanity. This method prevents harmful emissions, and the leather retains its natural properties. In addition, the deliberate avoidance of inferior leather types and the focus on high-quality buffalo leather ensure a longer product lifespan. This makes every purse and our products not only a piece of history but also a symbol of sustainable and environmentally friendly production.

Excellent quality at a fair price

Our secret lies in the efficiency and directness of our production and distribution channels. At DRAKENSBERG, we focus on direct sales, eliminating middlemen and unnecessary markups. We also continuously optimize our manufacturing processes without compromising on quality. This allows us to offer our customers masterpieces made of high-quality materials at a good price. With us, you pay for genuine craftsmanship, not for the name.


Which colors are ideal for purses?

The choice of color for your purse depends on your personal preferences, style preferences, and practical considerations. Here are the main colors:


Black is a classic and timeless color that exudes elegance and seriousness. A black purse goes well with a formal outfit and is versatile.


Brown shades are generally warm and natural colors that go well with a casual or business look. Brown nuances can vary from rustic to refined.


Light brown tones can convey a more relaxed and casual look for everyday use in wallets. They are ideal for daily use and can match various outfits.

Olive Green:

Hard to imagine without in people's wardrobe, this military-inspired shade is a perfect alternative to navy blue, black, and brown. A refreshing splash of color without overdoing it. By the way, our Travis travel wallet model looks very good in olive green.


What absolutely belongs in a purse?

In your purse for women and men, there are usually some basic things you need for daily use and financial transactions. Here is a list of which valuables you should store in the compartments of your wallet:

Bills and coins: Obviously the main purpose of your wallet - to store cash, such as bills and coins.

Bank and credit cards:Debit or payment cards with which you can make purchases and withdraw money.

Identity card or driver's license: You should always have your most important IDs like your identity card and driver's license with you.

Health insurance card: A card or documents you can use for medical care in case of illness.

Emergency contacts: A note or card with important emergency contacts in case you lose your phone or it doesn't work.

Public transport card: A ticket or card for public transport if you use it regularly.

Coupons or loyalty cards: If you shop frequently at certain stores, you could carry coupons or customer cards for discounts or rewards.

Small change: Coins for smaller purchases or parking meters.

Notes or shopping lists: Small notes or lists you need to remember.

Business cards: Your own business cards to distribute on occasions.

Be sure not to overload your leather wallet to avoid clutter. Adjust the content according to your individual needs and be sure to store important personal and financial information securely. RFID protection can be helpful in preventing fraudulent reading of your cards.

We have many designs and sizes in our range, with or without a zipper, where you can safely store your valuables.


How do ladies carry their leather purse?

Women carry their purse in various places, depending on comfort, occasion, and security concerns. Here are the most common places where women carry their purse:


This is probably the most common place where women store their wallets. Handbags come in various sizes and designs, allowing women to choose the right size for their purse and other items.


Especially among younger generations and women on the go or needing to carry many items, the backpack is a popular choice. In this case, the purse is often stowed in an inner compartment for security.

Small shoulder bag

For occasions when not much needs to be carried or when hands need to be free, a small shoulder bag or saddlebag is ideal. This accessory allows the purse to be carried easily and comfortably.

Pants pocket

Although not as common as with men, some women carry their purse in their trouser pocket, especially when using a smaller wallet or card holder.

Jacket or coat pocket

In cooler months when women wear jackets or coats, the purse can be stowed in their pockets.


Where do men carry their purse?

Traditionally, men's purses are carried in the right back pocket. Alternatively, in the inner pocket of a jacket or blazer. However, since the rise of smartphones, the wallet is often carried in the left back pocket or the front left trouser pocket, as the smartphone has found its place in the right trouser pocket.

Generally, there is no fixed rule for where a man should carry his purse. It depends on personal preferences, the type of purse, and clothing. Some men prefer to carry their purse in a back pocket, while others find it more comfortable in a front pocket or jacket pocket.

In recent times, neck wallets or fanny packs have also become popular, especially among travelers to prevent theft. Ultimately, the method you choose depends on your personal comfort and security concerns. Some experts advise against carrying the purse in the back pocket to avoid back problems. However, it's essential to always keep it handy and secure, especially in larger crowds, to prevent theft.


Tips for leather purse care

Genuine leather products require regular care to maintain their good looks and durability. Here are some tips on how you can care for your leather wallet:

  1. Cleaning: Use a mild detergent or soap to remove stains and dirt. Apply the soap with a soft cloth and gently rub it in.

  2. Moisturizing: Use a special leather care cream or lotion to keep the leather soft and supple.

  3. Protection: Use a water-repellent leather care spray to protect the leather from water and other liquids.

  4. Storage: Store the purse in a cool, dry place to protect it from moisture.

  5. Avoid extreme temperatures: Extreme cold or heat can damage the leather, so avoid leaving the purse exposed to the sun or cold for extended periods.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your leather purse lasts long and always looks good.


Purse safety recommendations

The security of your wallet should always be a top priority, especially when in a city or a busy place. Here are some tips to ensure the safety of your purse:

  1. Wear it close to the body: If you carry your purse in a pants or jacket pocket, make sure it fits snugly against your body.

  2. Avoid overloaded purses: A thick purse often attracts the attention of pickpockets. So, keep it slim and only carry the essentials.

  3. RFID protection: Invest in a purse with RFID protection. This prevents scammers from scanning and stealing your cards from a distance.

  4. Be cautious in crowds: Be especially vigilant when you are in large crowds or busy places like train stations or markets. A pickpocket could be nearby.

  5. Avoid conspicuous purses: Choose a purse that doesn't stand out too much from your clothing.

By following these tips, you can minimize the risk of theft and ensure that your purse and its contents are secure.

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