When it comes to leather goods, quality is non-negotiable. Modern & Tribal is a locally based business in the Mother City that doesn’t disappoint in this regard. From handbags and purses in different types of leathers and colours, to travel bags, wallets and laptop cases, Deon Behrens and his team are raising the bar.


I’m a sucker for a quality laptop bag and the following two options immediately caught my attention. They are available in leather or ostrich  with a variety of colour options:

For travelling, these two styles are excellent choices, whether you’re looking for an overnight bag or something that can pack a bit more:

The ladies range has something for everyone. My wife loves the styles that are available. She says it’s difficult to settle on only one! Take a few minutes and have a look for yourself here: Modern & Tribal women’s range. You’ll find options available in leather, ostrich, springbok, nguni and zebra.



If steampunk is your thing, Modern & Tribal stocks a range of hand-made one of a kind items. Each product is meticulously crafted by Richard and Summer of Brand New Second Hand. The quality is outstanding and no two items are the same.

The guys have a shop at the popular Mojo Market in Sea Point, which is open Mondays to Sundays in winter, from 10am – 6pm; and Mondays to Sundays in summer, from 9am – 9pm. The vibe at Mojo is great with loads of food and drink options if you feel like spending a few hours there, while you browse.

Deon and his team also do bespoke design requests. If there’s something special that you’re looking for, feel free give him a shout and he’ll do his best to make a plan for you.

Visit www.modernandtribaldesigns.com for more info.

Pics by Mandy Freeman.

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