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OSTRICHOstrich leather is luxurious, soft, supple and thick.
CROCODILECrocodile leather is strong, supple and fashionable.
BUFFALOA soft and supple leather with a rubber waxy feel.
EMBOSSEDEmbossed leather offers a unique look and feel.
PRINTED HAIR ON HIDEIncludes zebra or leopard hair on hide.
THE ADELE STORY
Each Adéle handbag, purse or travel bag is a work of functional art that is crafted in South Africa with meticulous care and attention to detail. These classic, timeless pieces are handmade from quality exotic leathers such as ostrich leather, crocodile hide, printed bovine and embossed leather to produce elegantly sculptured handbags. Skilled artisans hand cut, hand stitch and hand dye the leathers in a wide spectrum of colours; from classic neutrals to vibrant shades like hot pink and emerald green. The gold plated or nickel fittings are either of Italian origin or are custom designs cast by local foundries. Adéle handbags are unique, limited editions designed to evoke an enduring sense of beauty, style and functionality.