Suhad Shtayyeh
Amman, December 4, 2017
by Suhad Shtayyeh

12 Arab Companies Changing the Evening Clutch Game

Arab designers are taking over the world by storm, be they in art, fashion or design. We are witnessing an evolution whereby designers are relying heavily on art in their designs as well as using their designs as a platform to empower the underprivileged. The following are some of our favourite Arab handbag designers ….

Farah Al Asmar

Farah Al Asmar is a young and talented Jordanian handbag designer known for her structured bags that exude individuality and sophistication. The hugely popular handbags are made from different types of leather, exotic skins, and fabrics such as satin and lace.

Inaash Association

INAASH Association is a non-profit organisation supporting Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by empowering women and their families through the creation of beauitfully embroidered pieces that preserve the Palestinian culture and heritage.

Kanz Handbags

Kanz handbags are the fruit of a collaboration between TV presenter/magazine beauty editor Rabiaa Zayyat and her niece, Yara Ghossein, a graduate of the Instituto Marangoni Milano. They got together to create art through a modern and feminine handbag collection.


Dubai based designer Lilian Afshar created her label to design sophisticated box clutches inspired by her experiences and travels and using unexpected materials such as white marble and coloured perspex.

LaLa Queen

Designer and creative director Sally Sarieddine launched her contemporary label LaLa Queen designing timeless handmade handbags in vegetable tanned leathers that are inspired by her multi-cultured background.

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Lina Brax

French-Lebanese designer Lina Brax divides her time between Paris, Dubai, and Florence and her handbag collection seems to portray her love of art as well as her deep seated roots that are divided between East and West.


Madiso is a breathtaking handbag collection that incorporates exotic leathers with Swarovski crystals to create evening clutches with flair.


Fahad and Shouq Al Marzook created their handbag collection inspired by their mutual love of art and design. Their collection evokes an East-meets-West theme and it boasts exquisite leathers, skins, precious metals and resins.

Nathalie Trad

Having acquired great international fame, designer Nathalie Trad’s asymmetric designs transform classical shapes into beautiful pieces that defy aesthetic boundaries. Her clutches are considered little pieces of art in striking materials such as mother of pearl, stainless steel and hammered copper.

Roula Ghalayini

Lebanese-born Dubai based designer Roula Ghalayini’s handbags infuse premium quality leathers with gold plated brass hardware, as well as wood to create enviable pieces coveted by royalty and celebrities worldwide.

Sarah’s Bag

Having trained over 200 underprivileged women in Lebanon since the year 2000, Sarah’s Bags have become a staple for fashion for a cause.

The Good Practice

The Good Practice handbags offer a fun approach to the art of carrying evening handbags by featuring famous designs such as the M&Ms logo encrusted in colourful rhinestones or an embellished Coca Cola can.

Dec 4, 2017